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• Yes I’ll Marry You (Pam Ayres) Ceremonies at our approved venues can be personalised with a verse or prose, a selection can be found over the next few pages. This may be read by you or one of your guests. Should you wish to choose a reading which is not found in this booklet, please send in a copy for approval by the Superintendent Registrar (within a month of the ceremony date) - note for legal reasons, no religious material may be used. Yes I’ll marry you, my dear, And here’s the reason why; So I can push you out of bed When the baby starts to cry, And if we hear a knocking And it’s creepy and it’s late I hand you the torch you see, And you investigate • suitable for a marriage ceremony • suitable for a partnership ceremony • suitable for a naming ceremony • suitable for a renewal ceremony Yes I’ll marry you, my dear You may not apprehend it But when the tumble drier goes It’s you that has to mend it You have to face the neighbour Should our Labrador attack him And if a drunkard fondles me It’s you that has to whack him Apache Blessing It’s you who has to work the drill And put up curtain track, And when I’ve PMT it’s you who gets the flak, I do see great advantages But none of them for you, And so before you see the light I do, I do, I do! ••• (Victor Hugo) You can never give without loving, but you can never love without giving. The great acts of love are done by those who are habitually performing small acts of kindness. We pardon to the extent that we love. Love is knowing that even when you are alone, you will never be lonely again. And great happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. 15 •••• (Anon) Yes, I’ll marry you You’re virile and you’re lean, My house is like a pigsty You can help to keep it clean. That sexy little dinner Which you served by candlelight, As I do chipolatas, You can cook it every night Extract from Les Miserables Readings Loved for ourselves. And even love in spite of ourselves. May the sun bring you new energy by day May the moon softly restore you by night May the rain wash away your worries And breeze blow new strength into your being And all the days of your life may you walk Gently through the world and know its beauty I Wish for You One Thing, and That is Love •••• (William Byrd) I wish for you one thing, and that is love: Love for life, and pure, unfettered joy At being here upon this vivid earth. May great pleasure come from giving pleasure, And love that streams out from your burning heart Light the darkened world and make it bloom. I wish you to be loved both well and long By all those whom you love; that these be many, Among whom, not the least, might be yourself. May you love the beautiful and good, And always act with honesty and justice, Being what you would that others be. But most of all, I wish for you a love Into which your love might plunge and drown, An ocean in which you might live and breathe. A Mothers Wish I hope my child looks back on today And sees a parent who had time to play. There will be years for cleaning and cooking But children grow up when you’re not looking. So settle down, cobwebs; dust, go to sleep I’m cuddling my baby, and babies don’t keep. •