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A Sneak Peek At The Bookshelf Of A Wedding Officiant

Cindy Matchett, a Boston-based Celebrant from CelebrantUSA, shares the following:

When I meet with couples to talk about their ceremonies, we have wonderful conversations at their kitchen tables or in coffee houses, which I later love weaving into a warm personalized service for them. At the end of the conversation, I show them my stack of wedding books, and have heard over and over again that this is the icing on the cake of our experience together — people love my book collection!

So, what is on my bookshelf you ask?

Well, to begin with, I have some ceremony references:

Weddings by Design: A Guide to Non-Traditional Ceremonies, by Richard Leviton

Ceremonies of the Heart: Celebrating Lesbian Unions, edited by Becky Butler

The Essential Guide to Lesbian and Gay Weddings, by Tess Ayers and Paul Brown

Several favorite poetry and readings collections:

Risking Everything, 110 Poems of Love and Revelation, edited by Roger Housden

For Nights Like This One, and, Lover’s Choice, stories by Becky Birtha

Openly Bob, by Bob Smith

Love Speaks Its Name, Gay and Lesbian Love Poems, edited by Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets

Wedding Blessings, by June Cotner

And some general wedding references:

The Best Friend’s Guide to Planning a Wedding, by Lara Webb Carrigan

The Hard Questions, 100 Questions to Ask Before Saying “I Do,” by Susan Piver

Joyful Wedding, A Spiritual Path to the Altar, edited by Susan Piver

Happy reading!

Thanks, Cindy, for sharing your resources with us! And, thanks, most of all, for offering such a warm and caring service to our community!