Also see the Ceremony: Poetry page for suggestions.
Just wanted to share the rough draft of what will be on my Wedding Invitations for our ceremony this Halloween!...I have some fine-tuning to do with it still, I'm not crazy about my first line, but this will be close to what ends up on the invitation, if not exact :)
It's a whole new type of Autumn trouble, As bonfires burn and cauldrons bubble, Dead leaves dance on a chilling wind, We'll dance and revel, old lives rescind. Spiders skitter while skeletons leer, Imps caper forth as the moon shines clear, Butchered pumpkins flicker with light, Witches laugh 'neath stars so bright. Black cats yowl and zombies groan, Goblins giggle and mummies moan, The shroud to the Spirit World parts this night, We call on those Spirits we'd like to invite! Come hither, Come Forth, to the City of Sin! This All Hallow's Eve, Beloved Friends and Kin, To celebrate the Death of our Solitude, A Defrightful Wedding, Fair Drink and Fine Food! Oh, what a tangled web we'll weave, For receiving our victims this All Hallow's Eve, The Reaper will chant by light of the moon, For joining the Souls of Nevins and Coon. Friday, October 31, 2003 - 5:30pm Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, Las Vegas Nevada Dinner Reception to Follow
Here are a bunch of thematic quotations which might work as pull quotes in an invitation:
'Tis the night - the night
One need not be a chamber to be haunted;
Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite,
Red serpents, fiery forms, and yelling hags,
At first cock-crow the ghosts must go
'Tis now the very witching time of night,
There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery.
Of calling shapes, and beck'ning shadows dire,
Where there is no imagination there is no Horror.
If a man harbors any sort of fear, it makes him landlord to a ghost.
Men say that in this midnight hour,
How like a queen comes forth the lonely Moon
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about but few have seen.
Bring forth the raisins and the nuts
You wouldn't believe
A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently; there is a whispering in distant chambers, an unearthly hand presses the snib of the window, the latch rises. Ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night.
Hark! Hark to the wind! 'Tis the night, they say,
Nothing beats a haunted moonlit night on All Hallows Eve....
Be wary then; best safety lies in fear.
To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.
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