Distinguishes itself from hundreds of other wedding planners by reintroducing forgotten Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant customs for couples seeking to infuse contemporary celebrations with rich symbolism and ceremonial splendor. Publishers Weekly
Many couples, no matter what their style, find themselves turning back to tradition for their wedding ceremony. Is there a way to follow tradition and still carve your own wedding path? Michael Foley offers Roman Catholic, Byzantine (Eastern Catholic and Orthodox), Protestant, and Jewish wedding traditions in this comprehensive collection. From nuptial music, to readings, to vows, ceremonies, and blessings, Wedding Rites contains a vast array of treasures. You'll find, among other things, blessings for a young couple from sixth-century Rome and coin ceremonies from medieval France.
Above all, this is a practical guide for making a beautiful and meaningful yet affordable wedding. Easy to reference and easy to use, it includes concrete suggestions for each stage of planning and sound advice on honoring and combining traditions for couples from different religious backgrounds.
Wedding Rites is an indispensable resource for couples, wedding planners, pastors, and all who love the beauty of tradition.