At Last…

Written by on January 21, 2012 in Readings & Vows, Real Stories - No comments

From time-to-time couples want an “element of surprise” in their wedding.   One recent couple asked a beloved friend to do a reading during the ceremony….something that she selected, but they would hear for the first time at the ceremony.  She selected the lyrics of the classic “At Last.”  In addition to being a favorite “first dance” song at weddings, it makes an interesting reading, too.  Rest in Peace Ms. James.  Your gifts live on.

At last
My love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song

Oh yeah yeah, at last
The skies above are blue
My heart was wrapped up in clover
The night I looked at you

And I found a dream that I could speak to
A dream that I can call my own
I found a thrill to press my cheek to
A thrill that I have never known

Oh yeah yeah, and you smile, you smile
Oh, and then the spell was cast
And here we are in Heaven
For you are mine at last

Photo is from Kristin and Yong’s wedding at the terrific Metropolitan Building.  Photo is courtesy of Nick Canilang.

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As a professional ceremony officiants I believe in the power and effectiveness of ceremony and ritual to serve basic needs, both of society and you as an individual. In close collaboration with you and your loved ones, I love to create and perform personalized ceremonies that reflect your beliefs, your philosophy of life, and your personality.

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