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Love Letter... to Our Wedding 

As Basketful opens its gift-giving, welcome bag-making, wedding favor-loving doors to couples, brides, MILs, proud parents and wedding planners, I am gitty to unearth a few favorite memories from my own wedding day.

You can believe a love letter for the special mr in my life is forthcoming. For this one, however, a love letter for the family and friends who joined us and a walk down memory lane with the readings of our ceremony.

For any interfaith, intercultural, interphone 😉 couples out there wondering how to craft a day that celebrates your unique love, we are here to help. Let us know by email or Basketful's contact us page.

These were gems that took months to find, so I hope they speak to the many forms of love in this world:

An Apache Blessing: "Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there will be no loneliness, for each of you will be companion to the other. Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you. May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead and through all the years, May happiness be your companion and your days together be good and long upon the earth."
Prayer of St. Francis God, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
The Construction of an Arch, Da Vinci's Notebooks The arch is nothing else than a force originated by two weaknesses, for the arch in buildings is composed of two segments of a circle, each of which being weak in itself tends to fall; but as each opposes this tendency in the other, the two weaknesses combine to form one strength. As the arch is a composite force it remains in equilibrium because the force is equal from both sides; and if one of the segments weighs more than the other the stability is lost; the greater pressure will outweigh the lesser. The way to give stability to the arch is to fill the spandrels with good masonry up to the level of its summit.
A group of love poems were found in an ancient Egyptian village excavated on the outskirts of the Valley of Kings in Egypt. So seize the day! hold holiday! Be unwearied, unceasing, alive you and your own true love; Let not the heart be troubled during your sojourn on Earth, but seize the day as it passes!
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