The Art of a Wedding: Celebrating love with joy, humor and grace

The Art of a Wedding: Celebrating love with joy, humor and grace

by Saral Burdette


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With nearly three decades of experience as an interfaith celebrant, Saral Burdette has officiated everything from elopements to four-day weddings, from backyard potlucks to gourmet feasts, from sing-alongs to Grammy award winning wedding singers, from couples in pajamas to brides in Marchesa bridal gowns. She provides expert ideas and tools, samples of interfaith rituals, suggestions for navigating challenges, as well as stories from the many couples who made their wedding into a work of art. This book does more than help you create a memorable ceremony, connect the people you love, and have an absolutely fabulous party. It takes you on a journey that will inspire you to get to know yourselves and each other in deeper ways, transforming not only your wedding, but also your lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733493802
Publisher: Saral Burdette
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Saral has been an interfaith celebrant since 1990. She has performed over a thousand weddings, as well as other ceremonies like baby blessings, memorial services, and interfaith bar and bat mitzvahs. Having studied many of the world's religions, she delights in the histories and practices of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Her own mystical life, as well as the mystical lives of others, broaden and inform her inclusive spirituality.
Saral lives in Ojai, California, where she offers personalized retreats and counseling to individuals,
couples, and families as they explore their unique spiritualities and the art of living and loving well.

Table of Contents

A Call to Celebration 11

The Four Day Wedding & Why It’s a Good Idea 21

The Ceremony 49

Altars, Words, Rituals 69

Unexpected Glitches 85

What About God and My Mother? 99

But I Don’t Have a Million Dollars 113

Actually, I Do Have a Million Dollars 123

The Art of a Wedding 131

Epilogue 138

Dear Family and Friends 140

Acknowledged with Gratitude 144


Vow & Ring Exchanges 146

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