The Promise, by Heather Berry

Photo by Nas Karas Studios
Photo by Nas Karas Studios

At a recent ceremony of New York ladies, they invited a couple of dear friends to participate in their ceremony.  Their participation included selecting a special reading for the couple.  For the assignment, they selected “The Promise,” by Heather Berry, perfect for any ceremony.

Within this blessed union of souls,
where two hearts intertwine to become one,
there lies a promise.
Perfectly born,
divinely created,
and intimately shared,
it is a place where the hope and majesty of beginnings reside.
Where all things are made possible by the astounding love shared by two spirits.
As you hold each other’s hands in this promise,
and eagerly look into the future in each other’s eyes,
may your unconditional love and devotion take you to placed were you’ve both only dreamed.
Where you’ll dwell for a lifetime of happiness,
sheltered in the warmth of each other’s arms.


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.