A few days ago I posted a message from a person looking for resources for nuptial (marriage) Masses with the TLM.
Today I received an interesting e-mail which I post for your opportune knowledge.
A few days ago I posted on a thread on your blog about the Nuptial Mass, to recount my experience at my own (older-form) nuptial mass, when a Fraternity priest communicated me and my spouse immediately after his own communion and before the Ecce Agnus Dei. Another poster has indicated that this was incorrect and implied that the practice must have crept in because of a Novus Ordo mentality; this of course really surprised me given that it was a Fraternity priest, who probably has little-to-no experience of the newer form of mass, at least in his priestly life.
So I searched around a little bit and came across a site that reproduces the 1895 Roman Pontifical, where indeed the following rubric is found in the Rite of Matrimony, after the Nuptial Blessing:
Tum Pontifex reversus ad medium altaris dicat: Libera nos, quaesumus, Domine, et reliqua more solito; et postquam sumpserit sanguinem, communicet Sponsos, et prosequatur Missam. [The Bishop, having turned back to the middle of the altar, says: Libera nos, quaesumus, Domine, and the rest in the usual way; and after he will have consumed the Blood, he gives Communion to the spouses, and he procedes with the Mass.]
Much the same rubric is reproduced in the 1964 Ordo Celebrandi Matrimonii Sacramentum, which appears from my relatively brief googling to be the currently normative document on older-form nuptial masses.
Just wanted to point this out for the sake of the person who is looking forward to his own wedding in the older form and asked the original question that led to your post.
It also brings up an interesting liturgical/theological point. When this happened at my nuptial mass I was quite moved and found it to be an amazing privilege to be, in a sense, admitted more intimately to the sacred action than I would otherwise ever be. It seems that spouses can only experience this privilege in an older-form mass, because of the strong distinction in the older form between the celebrant’s communion and that of the faithful. Seems like there’s more fruit to be gathered there, on the question of whether the old form is really more "clerical" than the new form, as some might allege. Don’t have the leisure to do the gathering at the moment, though.
Remember, some bishops think they are going to quiz their priests before "allowing" them to make use of their proper rights as explained in Summorum Pontificum. It might be interesting for the priest being examined to reply to his interrogator with his own questions. HAR!