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Here you'll find lots and lots of poems and readings that may appeal to you or they may not.
Take your time with this, come back again and again, a little at a time and most importantly......go with your gut!
There's absolutely no right or wrong way to do this.
I try to add to it all the time, there's even one from a Disney movie......
but if you can't find something you like let me know.

Bridal Bouquet

Les Miserables: (Victor Hugo)

 You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving. The great acts of love are done by those who are habitually performing small acts of kindness. We pardon to the extent that we love.

 Love is knowing that even when you are alone, you will never be lonely again. And great happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. Loved for ourselves. And even loved in spite of ourselves.


Every Day: (David Levithan)

 This is what love does: It makes you want to rewrite the world. It makes you want to choose the characters, build the scenery, guide the plot.

 The person you love sits across from you, and you want to do everything in your power to make it possible, endlessly possible. And when it’s just the two of you, alone in a room, you can pretend that this is how it is, this is how it will be.


A Vow: (Wendy Cope)

 I cannot promise never to be angry;
I cannot promise always to be kind.

You know what you’re taking on, my darling 
It’s only at the start that love is blind.

And yet I’m still the one you want to be with
And you’re the one for me, of that I’m sure.

You’re my closest friend, my favourite person,
The lover and the home I’ve waited for.

 I cannot promise that I will deserve you,
From this day on. I hope to pass that test.

I love you, and I want to make you happy.
I promise I will do my very best.”

A Marriage: (Mark Twain)

A marriage … makes of two fractional lives a whole; it gives to two purposeless lives a work, and doubles the strength of each to perform it; it gives to two questioning natures a reason for living, and something to live for; it will give a new gladness to the sunshine, a new fragrance to the flowers, a new beauty to the earth, and a new mystery to life.

Wedding Cake

Wedding Day: (Adrian Lomas)

This day of days,

your separate ways

become one.

This ring, this vow,

tell you that now

a new life’s begun.

Two roads converging,

then, finally, merging,

under the sun.

Good luckholding,

A future unfolding,

that can’t be undone.


purple flowers

A History of Love: (Diane Ackerman)

Love. What a small word we use for an idea so immense and powerful it has altered the flow of history, calmed monsters, kindled works of art, cheered the forlorn, turned tough guys to mush, consoled the enslaved, driven strong women mad, glorified the humble, fuelled national scandals, bankrupted robber barons, and made mincemeat of kings.


How can love's spaciousness be conveyed in the narrow confines of one syllable? Love is an ancient delirium, a desire older than civilization, with taproots stretching deep into dark and mysterious days.

The heart is a living museum. In each of its galleries, no matter how narrow or dimly lit, preserved forever like wondrous diatoms, are our moments of loving and being liked.

The Promise:  (Heather Berry)

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 places where you’ve both only dreamed. Where you’ll dwell for a lifetime of happiness, sheltered in the warmth of each other’s arms. 

Traditional Irish Blessing:

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,

May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings,
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.
May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.

Spring Wedding

The Celtic Blessing

Above you are the stars, below you are the stones.
As time passes, remember...
Like a star should your love be constant,
Like the earth should your love be firm.
Let the powers of the mind and of the intellect
guide you in your marriage,
Let the strength of your wills bind you together,
Let the power of love and desire make you happy
and the strength of your dedication make you inseparable.
Possess one another, yet be understanding.
Have patience with each other,
For storms will come, and they will go quickly,
Forced to dissipate in the light of your love.
Be free in giving of affection and of warmth.
Have no fear, and let not the ways
Or words of the unenlightened give you unease.
For your love is with you,
Now and always! 

The Apache Wedding Blessing

Now you feel no rain, for each of you will be a shelter to the other.

Now you feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other.

Now there is no loneliness, for each of you will be a companion to the other.

You are two bodies, but there is one life before you and one home.

When evening falls, each will look up and the other will be there.

He’ll take her hand; she will take his and you’ll turn together

To look at the road you travelled to reach this: the hour of your happiness.

It stretches behind you, even as the future lies ahead, long and winding road, whose every turning means discovery.

Old hopes, new laughter, shared fears.

Your adventure has just begun.

The Apache Wedding Blessing (longer version)

Now you will feel no storms,
for each of you will be shelter to the other.
Now you will feel no cold,
for each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there is no loneliness,
for each of you is companion to the other,
You are two persons,
but there is one life before you, and one home.
Turn together to look at the road you traveled,
to reach this—the hour of your happiness.
It stretches behind you into the past.
Look to the future that lies ahead.
A long and winding, adventure-filled road,
whose every turn means discovery,
new hopes, new joys, new laughter,
and a few shared tears.
May happiness be your companion,
May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead;
And through all the years to come.
Go this day to your dwelling place
and enter into your days together.
May your days be good and long
upon the earth.
Your adventure has just begun!

‘Love is Patient’.    1 Corinthians 13:4-8 


Love is patient, love is kind

It does not envy,it does not boast, it is not proud.

It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking,

it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth.

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails

All I Ever Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: (Robert Fulgham)

All of what I really need to know about how to live, and what to do, and how to be, I learned in Kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sandbox at nursery school.

These are the things I learned:

  • Share everything.

  • Play fair.

  • Don't hit people.

  • Put things back where you found them.

  • Clean up your own mess.

  • Don't take things that aren't yours.

  • Say sorry when you hurt somebody.

  • Wash your hands before you eat.

  • Flush.

  • Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you. Give them to someone who feels sad.

  • Live a balanced life.

  • Learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day.

  • Take a nap every afternoon.

  • Be aware of wonder.

Remember the little seed in the plastic cup? The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.


Everything you need to know is in there somewhere.
And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.

Friendship: (Judy Bielicki)

It is often said that it is love that makes the world go round. However, without doubt, it is friendship which keeps our spinning existence on an even keel.

True friendship provides so many of the essentials for a happy life it is the foundation on which to build an enduring relationship, it is the mortar which bonds us together in harmony, and it is the calm, warm protection we sometimes need when the world outside seems cold and chaotic.

True friendship holds a mirror to our foibles and failings, without destroying our sense of worthiness. True friendship nurtures our hopes, supports us in our disappointments, and encourages us to grow to our best potential.

Bride and Groom came together as friends. Today, they pledge to each other not only their love, but also the strength, warmth and, most importantly, the fun of true friendship.


I Cannot Promise You…

I cannot promise you a lifetime of sunshine,

I cannot promise you riches, wealth or gold,

I cannot promise you an easy pathway,

That leads away from change or growing old.

But I can promise all my hearts devotion,

A smile to chase away your tears of sorrow,

A love that’s ever true and ever growing,

A hand to hold in yours through each tomorrow.

From Beginning to End:  (Robert Fulghum)


The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, "You know all those things we've promised and hoped and dreamed, well, I meant it all, every word."

Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another, acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, and even teacher, for you have learned much from one another in these last few years.


Now you shall say a few words that take you across a threshold of life, and things will never quite be the same between you.  For after these vows, you shall say to the world, this is my husband, this is my wife.


I Fell In Love With All Of You:

I didn’t just fall in love with the best of you, like,

The way your eyes light up the room,

The way you laugh makes me smile,

The way your hand fits in mine,

The way your personality stands out,

The way your smile gives me butterflies,

or the way your body moves.

I fell in love with all of you,

I fell in love with your scars,

The way you make sarcastic remarks,

The way you feel helpless at 2am,

The way you cry about something from years ago,

The way you can sometimes get angry,

or the way you sometimes want to be alone.

I fell in love with all of you,

I fell in love with the great in you,

I fell in love with the bad you see in yourself,

but the bad you see is the great that I see because I love every part of you , every bit.

I fell in love with all of you.

Love Sonnet 17: (Pablo Neruda)


I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where,
I love you simply, without problems or pride:
I love you in this way because I don’t know any other way of loving

but this, in which there is no I or you,
so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand,
so intimate that when I fall asleep it is your eyes that close.

I love you as the plant that doesn’t bloom and carries hidden within itself the light of those flowers, and thanks to your love, darkly in my body lives the dense fragrance that rises from the earth.

Collide: (R.M. Drake)


You will be the clouds and I will be the sky.
You will be the ocean and I will be the shore.
You will be the trees and I will be the wind.

Whatever we are, you and I will always collide.

I Choose You: (Tyler Kent White)

I choose you again and again,

at the start and finish of every single day.

No matter the season no matter the year,

I choose you to struggle and succeed with,

To fight and make up with,

To love and grow old with,

I choose you knowing there are still trails we must travel,

Knowing there are mountains left to climb,

I choose you to always be by my side.


I Love You So:

I love you so deeply, I love you so much,

I love the sound of your voice and the way that we touch.

I love your warm smile and your kind thoughtful way,

the joy that you bring to my life every day.

I love you today as I have from the start,

and I ‘ll love you forever with all of my heart.

Buried Light: (Beau Taplin)

Home is not where, you are from, it is where, you belong.

Some of us travel the whole world to find it.  Others, find it in just one person.

My Everything:

You’re my love, my life. The air that I breathe,

You’re my soul, my happiness the all that I need.

You’re my light, my dark, the stars in the sky,

You’re my up, my down, the reason I try.


You’re my strength, my weakness, the love from the start,

You’re my heartache, my pain the beat of my heart.

You’re my tears and my joy in the love that you bring,

You’re my world my galaxy, you’re my everything.


The Wedding Singer: (Movie)


I want to make you smile whenever you're sad.

Carry you around when your arthritis is bad.

All I want to do is grow old with you.

I'll get your medicine when your tummy aches.

Build you a fire if the furnace breaks.

Oh it could be so nice, growing old with you.


I'll miss you, Kiss you, Give you my coat when you are cold.

Need you, Feed you, Even let you hold the remote control.

So let me do the dishes in our kitchen sink.

Put you to bed if you've had too much to drink.

I could be the man who grows old with you. 

I want to grow old with you.


I Didn’t Fall In Love With you:

I didn’t fall in love with you, I walked into love with you,

with my eyes open, choosing to take every step along the way.

I do believe in fate and destiny, but I also believe we are only fated to do the things that we’d choose anyway.

And I’d choose you; In a hundred lifetimes, In a hundred worlds,  In any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.



Sex and the City: (Movie)

His hello was the end of her endings.
Her laugh was their first step down the aisle.
His hand would be hers to hold forever.
His forever was as simple as her smile.
He said she was what was missing.
She said instantly she knew.
She was a question to be answered.
And his answer was "I do."

The Bridge Across Forever: (Richard Bach)


A soul mate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we’re safe in our own paradise. Our soul mate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we’re two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we’ve found the right person. Our soul mate is the one who makes life come to life.

I Choose You: (Sara Bareilles) 

My whole heart, will be yours forever. This is a beautiful start, to a lifelong love letter.

Tell the world that we finally got it all right. I choose you. I will become yours and you will become mine.


We are not perfect, we’ll learn from our mistakes, and as long as it takes, I will prove my love to you. I am not scared of the elements, I am underprepared, but I am willing and even better, I get to be the other half of you.



Love is an Adventure:  (Pierre Tielhart de Chardin)


Love is an adventure and a conquest. It survives and develops like the universe itself only by perpetual discovery. The only right love is that between couples whose passion leads them both, one through the other, to a higher possession of their being. Put your faith in the spirit which dwells between the two of you. You have each offered yourself to the other as a boundless field of understanding, of enrichment, of mutually increased sensibility. You will meet above all by entering into and constantly sharing one another's thoughts, affections, and dreams. There alone, as you know, in spirit, which is arrived through flesh, you will find no disappointments, no limits. There alone the skies are ever open for your love; there alone lies the great road ahead.




The One:


When the one whose hand you’re holding is the one who holds your heart,

When the one whose eyes you gaze into gives your hopes and dreams their start,

When the one you think of first and last is the one who hold you tight,

And the things you plan together make the whole world seem just right,

When the one whom you believe in puts their faith and trust in you,

You found the one and only love you’ll share your whole life through.



Wedding: (Alice Oswald)


From time to time our love is like a sail

and when the sail begins to alternate

from tack to tack, it’s like a swallowtail

and when the swallow flies it’s like a coat;

and if the coat is yours, it has a tear

like a wide mouth and when the mouth begins

to draw the wind, it’s like a trumpeter

and when the trumpet blows, it blows like millions …

and this, my love, when millions come and go

beyond the need of us, is like a trick;

and when the trick begins, it’s like a toe

tip-toeing on a rope, which is like luck;

and when the luck begins, it’s like a wedding,

which is like love, which is like everything.



Blessing of the Hands:


These are the hands of your partner, young and strong and full of love, holding your hands as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever. These are the hands that will work alongside yours as together you build your future. These are the hands that will hold you and comfort you in grief and uncertainty. These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes, tears of sorrow and joy. These are the hands that will hold your family as one. These are the hands that will give you strength. And these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.

Fairy-tale Wedding:

Once upon a time, a boy met a girl, she gave him her hand & he held it tight.  Together, they set off down the unknown path in front of them. Sometimes they walked slowly; sometimes at a quicker pace. Sometimes they ran so fast it felt kind of like flying.  Whenever he lost his footing, she steadied him and whenever she tripped, he helped her back up.  Sometimes they didn’t know which direction to go, and although they occasionally lost their way, they never lost each other.  They wandered contentedly and lived happily, forever and always side by side.

Jane Eyre:  (Charlotte Brontë)

I have for the first time found what I can truly love, I have found you. You are my sympathy, my better self, my good angel, I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely; a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wrap my existence about you and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.

He’s Not Perfect: (Bob Marley)

He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most that you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyse. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always  one guy that is perfect for you.


Never Above You: (Walter Winchell)

Never above you,

Never below you,

But Always beside you.




Love Song: (Mary Carolyn Davies)

There is a strong wall about me to protect me:

It is built of the words you have said to me.

There are swords about me to keep me safe:

They are the kisses of your lips.


Before me goes a shield to guard me from harm:

It is the shadow of your arms between me and danger.


All the wishes of my mind know your name,

And the white desires of my heart,

They are acquainted with you.


The cry of my body for completeness,

That is a cry to you.

My blood beats out your name to me, unceasing, pitiless

Your name, your name.



The Bargain: (Sir Philip Sidney)


My true love hath my heart, and I have his,

By just exchange one for another given:

I hold his dear, and mine he cannot miss,

There never was a better bargain driven:

My true love hath my heart, and I have his.


His heart in me keeps him and me in one,

My heart in him his thoughts and senses guides:

He loves my heart, for once it was his own,

I cherish his because in me it bides: 

My true love hath my heart, and I have his.


Sensual Pleasure Passes: (Voltarire) 


Sensual pleasure passes and vanishes in the twinkling of an eye,

but the friendship between us, the mutual confidence,

the delights of the heart, the enchantment of the soul,

these things do not perish and can never be destroyed.

I shall love you until I die.



From This Day Forward:


From this day forward,

you shall not walk alone.


My heart will be your shelter,

And my arms will be your home.



I’ll Still be Loving You: (C. David Hay)


When your hair has turned to winter and your teeth are in a plate,

when your getter up and go has gone to stop and wait –

I’ll still be loving you.


When your attributes have shifted beyond the bounds of grace,

I’ll count your many blessings, not the wrinkles in your face –

I’ll still be loving you.


When the crackle in your voice matches that within your knee

and the times are getting frequent that you don’t remember me –

I’ll still be loving you.


Growing old is not a sin, it’s something we all do.

I hope you’ll always understand –

I’ll still be loving you.

I’ll Be There: (Louise Cuddon)

I’ll be there, my darling, through thick and through thin

When your mind is a mess, when your head’s in a spin

When your plane’s been delayed, when you’ve missed the last train

When life is just threatening to drive you insane

When your thrilling who dun it has lost its last page

When somebody tells you you’re looking your age

When your coffee’s too cool and your wine is too warm

When the forecast said ‘Fine’ but you’re out in a storm

When you ordered the korma but got the Madras

When you wake in the night and are sure you smell gas

When your quick-break hotel is more like a slum

And your holiday photos show only your thumb

When you park for five minutes in a residents’ bay

And return to discover you’ve been towed away

When the jeans that you bought in hope or in haste

Stick on your hips and won’t reach round your waist

When the dentist looks into your mouth and just sighs

When your heroes turn out to be wimps in disguise

When the food you most like brings you out in red rashes

When as soon as you boot up the bloody thing crashes

When you’re in extra time and the other team scores

When someone informs you there’s no Santa Claus

When you gaze at the stars and step on a nail

When you know you’ll succeed but, somehow, you fail

When your horoscope tells you you’ll have a good day

So you ask for a rise and your boss says, ‘No way.’

So my darling, my sweetheart, my dear …

When you spill your beer, when you shed a tear

When you burn the toast, when you miss the post

When you lose the plot, when I’m all you’ve got

When you break a rule, when you act the fool

When you’ve got the flu, when you’re in a stew

When you’re last in the queue, don’t feel blue

Cause I’m telling you,

I’ll be there

I’ll be there

I’ll be there for you.

No Mistake: (Martha Simms)


I know that you were made for me,

and I was made for you.

A wise old owl up in a tree,

told me this was true.

I asked him only yesterday,

if I should marry you?

He answered – ‘I can safely say,

you’re not a twit to woo.’


A Word To Husbands: (Ogden Nash)


To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the loving cup.

Whenever you’re wrong, admit it; and whenever you’re right, shut up!


Silent Unspeakable Memories: (George Eliot)

What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel they are joined for life.  To strengthen each other in all labour, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.

Love Is Giving:

Love is giving, not taking,

mending, not breaking,

trusting, believing,

never deceiving,

patiently bearing

and faithfully sharing

each joy, every sorrow,

today and tomorrow.

Love is kind, understanding,

but never demanding.

Love is constant, prevailing,

its strength never failing.

A promise once spoken

for all time unbroken,

Love’s time is forever.

The Art of Marriage:

Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens. A good marriage must be created. In the Art of Marriage: the little things are the big ones. It is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say ‘I love you’ at least once a day. It is never going to sleep angry. It is at no time taking the other for granted. It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives. It is standing together facing the world. It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family. It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy. It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways. It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humour. It is having the capacity to forgive and forget. It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow. It is finding room for the things of the spirit. It is a common search for the good and the beautiful. It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal. It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.

On Your Wedding Day:

Today is a day you will always remember

the greatest in anyone’s life.

You’ll start off the day just two people in love

and end it as Husband and Wife.

It’s a brand-new beginning, the start of a journey,

with moments to cherish and treasure

and although there’ll be times when you both disagree

these will surely be outweighed by pleasure.

You’ll have heard many words of advice in the past

when the secrets of marriage were spoken,

but you know that the answers lie hidden inside

where the bond of true love lives unbroken.

So live happy forever as lovers and friends

it’s the dawn of a new life for you,

as you stand there together with love in your eyes

from the moment you whisper, ‘I Do.’

And, with luck, all your hopes and your dreams can be real,

may success find its way to your hearts,

tomorrow can bring you the greatest of joys

but today is the day it all starts.



Irish Toast:

My you have warm words on a cold evening,

a full moon on a dark night,

and the road downhill all the way to your door.

The Most Wonderful Of All Things In Life: (Sir Hugh Walpole)

The most wonderful of all things in life is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a growing depth, beauty and joy as the year's increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of divine accident and the most wonderful of all things in life.

To Be One With Each Other: (George Eliot)

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined together to strengthen each other in all labour, to minister to each other in all sorrow, to share with each other in all gladness, to be one with each other in the silent unspoken memories?


Blessing For A Marriage: (James Dillet Freeman)

May your marriage bring you all the exquisite excitements a marriage should bring, and may life grant you also patience, tolerance, and understanding.

May you always need one another - not so much to fill your emptiness as to help you to know your fullness.  A mountain needs a valley to be complete; the valley does not make the mountain less, but more; and the valley is more a valley because it has a mountain towering over it.  So let it be with you and you.

May you need one another, but not out of weakness. May you want one another, but not out of lack. May you entice one another, but not compel one another. May you embrace one another, but not out encircle one another. May you succeed in all important ways with one another, and not fail in the little graces. May you look for things to praise, often say, "I love you!" and take no notice of small faults.

If you have quarrels that push you apart, may both of you hope to have good sense enough to take the first step back.

May you enter into the mystery which is the awareness of one another's presence - no more physical than spiritual, warm and near when you are side by side, and warm and near when you are in separate rooms or even distant cities. May you have happiness, and may you find it making one another happy. May you have love, and may you find it loving one another!

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He Never Leaves The Seat Up

by Anon

He never leaves the seat up or wet towels upon the floor
The toothpaste has the lid on and he always shuts the door!  

She’s very clean and tidy though she may sometimes delude
Leave your things out at your peril in a second they’ll have moved!  

He’s a very active person as are all his next of kin
Whereas she likes lazy days he’ll still drag her to the gym!  

He romances her and dines her home-cooked dinners and the like
He even knows her favourite food and spoils her day and night!  

She’s thoughtful when he looks at her a smile upon his face
Will he look that good in 50 years when his dentures aren’t in place?!  

He says he loves her figure and her mental prowess too
But when gravity takes her over will she charm with her IQ?  

She says she loves his kindness and his patience is a must
And of course, she thinks he’s handsome which in her eyes is a plus!  

They’re both not wholly perfect but who are we to judge
He can be pig-headed, whereas she won’t even budge!  

All that said and done they love the time they spent together
And I hope as I’m sure you do, that this fine day will last forever.  

He’ll be more than just her husband he’ll also be her friend
And she’ll be more than just his wife she'll be his soul mate – till the end.  

Khaleesi & Khal Drogo’s wedding vows

As you are the Moon of his life, he shall be your Sun and Stars.

Your love shall be as ever-present as those two celestial bodies...

even though they are sometimes hidden from one another's sight.

Your love will be the guiding force that charts the course of your tomorrows,

holds your world together in difficult times, and will make life itself shine

bolder and brighter than we human beings have a right to dream of


Union by Robert Fulmer


You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment.

At some point, you decided to marry. From that moment of yes to this moment of yes,

indeed, you have been making promises and agreements in an informal way.

All those conversations that were held riding in a car or over a meal or during long walks -

all those sentences that began with "When we're married" and continued with

"I will and you will and we will" - those late night talks that included

"someday" and "somehow" and "maybe" - and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart.

All these common things, and more, are the real process of a wedding.

The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another,

"You know all those things we've promised and hoped and dreamed—well, I meant it all, every word."

Look at one another and remember this moment in time.

Before this moment you have been many things to one another -

acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, and even teacher,

for you have learned much from one another in these last few years.

Now you shall say a few words that take you across a threshold of life,

and things will never quite be the same between you.

For after these vows, you shall say to the world,

this - is my husband, this - is my wife.


Here's To Right Now by Ms Moem

You’re surrounded by your loved ones
And all are wishing you well,
As you create a brand new chapter
In the story that’s yours to tell.

We talk about the memories
You have yet to make together
And the moments you’ve already shared
To be carried with you forever.

But take the time to live today
As your marriage begins,
Look around and soak it up;
the moment we are in.

For this is where the magic starts
When you both say your vows.
You pledge to spend your lives as one
Because of the love you feel now.

So yes, here’s to a future
that is bright and warm and clear.
But more than that, here’s to right now
And what it means to be here.





Book of Ruth 1:16-17

 But Ruth said, 

“Do not urge me to leave you 

or to return from following you. 

For where you go I will go, 

and where you lodge I will lodge. 

Your people shall be my people, 

and your God my God. 

Where you die I will die, 

and there will I be buried. 

May the LORD do so to me 

and more also if anything 

but death parts me from you.


Kahil Gibran


Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread
but eat not from the same loaf.

Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let
each one of you be alone,
even as the strings of a lute are alone though
they quiver with the same music.

Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
and the oak tree and the cypress grow not
in each other’s shadow.


From Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides.
And when it subsides you have to make a decision.
You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together
that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.

Because this is what love is.
Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement,
it is not the promulgation of eternal passion.
That is just being ‘in love’, which any fool can do.

Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away,
and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.
Those that truly love,
have roots that grow towards each other underground,
and when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches,
they find that they are one tree, and not two.

Louis D Bernieres




                               Our Family

              Our family is a circle of love and strength.
         With every birth and every union, the circle grows.
                 Every joy shared adds more love.
     Every obstacle faced together makes the circle stronger.

                                Author unknown


I Promise

I promise to give you the best of myself
and to ask of you no more than you can give.
I promise to respect you as your own person
and to realise that your interest, desires and needs
are no less important than my own.
I promise to share with you my time and my attention
and to bring joy, strength and imagination to our relationship.
I promise to keep myself open to you,
to let you see through the windows of my world
into my innermost fears and feelings, secrets and dreams.
I promise to grow along with you,
to be willing to face changes in order to keep
our relationship alive and exciting.
I promise to love you in good times and in bad,
with all I have to give and all I feel inside
in the only way I know how – completely and forever.

Dorothy R Colgan

Celtic Blessing

Peace of the running water to you,
Peace of the flowing air to you,
Peace of the quiet earth to you,
Peace of the shining stars to you,
and the love and the care from us all to you.

“The Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams

“What is REAL?” asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room.
“Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?”

“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but really loves you, then you become Real.”

“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.

“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”

“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”

“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”


“The Amber Spyglass” by Philip Pullman

“I will love you forever; whatever happens. Till I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I’ll drift about forever, all my atoms, till I find you again… I’ll be looking for you, every moment, every single moment. And when we do find each other again, we’ll cling together so tight that nothing and no one’ll ever tear us apart. Every atom of me and every atom of you… we’ll live in birds and flowers and dragonflies and pine trees and in clouds and in those little specks of light you see floating in sunbeams… and when they use our atoms to make new lives, they won’t just be able to take one, they’ll have to take two, one of you and one of me, we’ll be joined so tight…”


“Guess How Much I Love You” by Sam McBratney:

Then he looked beyond the thorn bushes,out into the big dark night. Nothing could be further than the sky.

“I love you right up to the moon,” he said, and closed his eyes.

“Oh, that’s far,” said Big Nutbrown Hare. “That is very far.”

Big Nutbrown Hare settled Little Nutbrown Hare into his bed of leaves. He leaned over and kissed him good night. Then he lay down close by and whispered with a smile, “I love you right up to the moon — and back.”





Icarry your heart with me by E. E. Cummings

I carry your heart with me, I carry it in my heart
I am never without it, anywhere I go you go, my dear
and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling

I fear no fate, for you are my fate, my sweet
I want no world, for beautiful you are my world, my true
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life,
which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
I carry your heart, I carry it in my heart


Some Things Go Together by Charlotte Zolotow


Pairs of things that go together.
Pigeons with park, Stars with dark
Sand with sea and you with me.
… Hats with heads, Pillows with beds
Sky with blue and me with you.

Love by Roy Croft


I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.

I love you, not only for what you have made of yourself,
But for what you are making of me.


I love you for the part of me that you bring out,

I love you for putting your hand into my heaped-up heart
And passing over all the foolish, 

weak things that you can’t help dimly seeing there,

And for drawing out into the light all the beautiful belongings
That no one else had looked quite far enough to find

I love you because you are helping me to make of the lumber of my life
Not a tavern but a temple.

Out of the works of my everyday, not a reproach but a song.

I love you because you have done more than any creed could have done
To make me good.
And more than any fate could have done to make me happy.

You have done it without a touch,
Without a word, without a sign.

You have done it by being yourself.
Perhaps that is what being a friend means,
After all.

“How Do I Love Thee,” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning


How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints,—I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life!—and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.



We’re not saying you can change them, 

‘cuz people don’t really change 

We’re only saying that love’s a force 

that’s powerful and strange 

People make bad choices 

if they’re mad, or scared, or stressed 

Throw a little love their way 

and you’ll bring out their best. 

True love brings out their best! 

Everyone’s a bit of a fixer-upper, 

that’s what it’s all about! 

We need each other 

to raise us up and round us out. 

Everyone’s a bit of a fixer-upper, 

but when push comes to shove… 

The only fixer-upper fixer 

that can fix up a fixer-upper 

is true love.



By Theodore Parker

It takes years to marry completely two hearts, 

even the most loving and well assorted. 

A happy wedlock is a falling in love. 

Young peoples think love belongs 

to the brow-haired and crimson cheeked. 

So it does for its beginning. 

But the golden marriage is a part of love 

which the bridal day knows nothing of…. 

Such a large and sweet fruit is marriage 

that it needs a long summer to ripen, 

and then a long winter to mellow and season it.






The Beauty of Love by Anon.


The question is asked,

Is there anything more beautiful in life 

than a young couple clasping hands 

and pure hearts in the path of marriage? 

Can there be anything more beautiful than young love?

And the answer is given,

Yes, there is a more beautiful thing.

It is the spectacle of an old man and an old woman 

finishing their journey together on that path. 

Their hands are gnarled but still clasped

their faces are seamed but still radiant; 

their hearts are physically bowed and tired 

but still strong with love and devotion. 

Yes, there is a more beautiful thing than young love. 

Old love.


To Be One With Each Other

by George Eliot

What greater thing is there for two human souls,
than to feel that they are joined for life -
to strengthen each other in all labour,
to rest on each other in all sorrow,
to minister to each other in all pain,
to share with each other in all gladness,
to be one with each other in the silent unspoken memories. 



Maybe (Anon)


Maybe we are supposed to meet the wrong people

Before we meet the right one

So when they finally arrive we are truly grateful

For the gift we have been given.

Maybe it's true that we don't know what we have lost

Until we lose it, but it is also true

that we don't know what we’re missing until it arrives.

Maybe the happiest of people 

don't have the best of everything, but make the best of everything 

that comes their way.

Maybe the best kind of love is the kind where you sit on the sofa together,

Not saying a word, and walk away feeling like it was 

the best conversation you ever had.

Maybe once in a lifetime you find someone who not only touches your heart

But also your soul, someone who loves you for who you are 

and not what you could be. 

Maybe the art of true love is not about finding the perfect person, 

but about seeing an imperfect person perfectly.


Love isn't always perfect


Love isn't always perfect.

It isn't a fairy tale or a story book.

And it doesn't always come easy.

Love is overcoming obstacles,

Facing challenges,

Fighting to be together,

Holding on and never letting go.

It is a short word,

Easy to spell,

Difficult to define,

And impossible to live without. 

Love's work, 

But most of all,

Love is realizing that every hour,

Every minute and every second,

Was worth it because you did it together.


He wishes for the cloths of heaven by W.B Yeats


Had I the heavens embroidered cloths

Enwrought with golden and Silver light

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths

of nice and light and the half light

I would spread the cloths under your feet.

But I, being poor, have only my dreams,

I have spread my dreams under your feet

Thread softly because you thread on my dreams.



Masons, when they start upon a building,

Are careful to test out the scaffolding.

Make sure that planks won't slip at busy points.

Secure all ladders, tighten bolted joints.

And yet, all this comes down when the jobs done,

Showing off walls of sure and solid stone.

So if, my dear, there sometimes seems to be

Old bridges breaking between you and me,

Never fear.

We may let the scaffolds fall

Confident that we have built our wall.

A River by Whitney Hanson

They say that sometimes love starts with a spark 

and that might be true 

but if I were to wish you a love 

I wouldn't wish fire for you 

you see fire is powerful 

it burns bright then it's gone 

it's beautiful and warm 

but it doesn't last long 

so instead of wishing you a love that burns

I wish you love like a river that twists and turns 

it changes and flows 

It’s powerful and free but it consistently finds its way back to the sea 

and so like the water, I hope your love is ever-growing, ever-changing 

I hope your love is powerful and free 

and may you always find each other 

like the river finds the sea.

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