An Arabic Blessing

Blessings that close the wedding ceremony offer a wonderful opportunity to honor the ethnic, religious, and cultural heritages of the bride and groom.  While Irish blessings are, perhaps, the most familiar, every culture offers beautiful examples of words that send a couple on their way in marriage.

You are my friend.
And a friend is one to whom
One may pour out all the contents of one’s heart,
Chaff and grain together,
Knowing that the gentlest of hands
Will take and sift it,
Keep what is worth keeping
And, with the breath of kindness,
Blow the rest away.


Whether your wedding is an impromptu affair or has been months, or even years, in the making, I want to help you fashion a ceremony that reflects your history, philosophy, creativity, personality, and style – as individuals and as a couple.

Let’s craft a wonderful, meaning-filled ceremony that expresses the most significant aspect of your lives…one that recognizes the profound commitment you are making, as well as the sheer joy of the occasion.