Ideas for Wedding Readings & Reflections

True love

True love is a sacred flame

That burns eternally,

And none can dim its special glow

Or change its destiny.

True love speaks in tender tones

And hears with gentle ear,

True love gives with open heart

And true love conquers fear.

True love makes no harsh demands

It neither rules nor binds,

And true love holds with gentle hands

The hearts that it entwines.

 

Marriage

A marriage is a promise

That two hearts gladly make

A promise to be tender

To help, to give and take

A marriage is a promise

To be kind and understanding

To be thoughtful and considerate

Fair and undemanding

A marriage is a promise

To share one life together

A love-filled promise meant to be

Kept lovingly forever

 

 

Forever 

Will you love me when I’m ancient? Will you feel the same as today? Will I still make you have butterflies and feel proud in every way?

Will you still chat to me daily and try to make me laugh? Will you still give me a cuddle and sneak a peek at me in the bath?

Will you still wake up each morning and turn to me with a grin? Will you still tell me I’m beautiful and mean outside and in?

Will you always want to hold me and want me to feel blissfully safe? Will you still know what I’m thinking just by reading what lies on my face?

And if you still want to go ahead with this then here’s to our life together. So answer yes to all of these questions then there’s no doubt this will last forever.

 

I choose you 

Life can be thought as a series of choices made. We hope to look back and smile as our memories are replayed. Those once in a lifetime moments aren’t always quick to show. But when the do materialise then somehow you just know.

I am happier now than I ever thought I would be. I love the person you are and the person you make me. We share an understanding we share our hopes and goals. Together united we are two halves of a whole.

I will never take for granted that you have given me your heart. And I gently carry it with me when we are apart. In return I give you mine to cherish and to hold. No promise is too great to make you’re worth your weight in gold.

Promises are made. Vows declared. A dream to build a life to share. I’m proud to utter the words I do. As it tells the world that I choose you.

 

 

Some Things Go Together 

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 is a temporary madness

 

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 declaration 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 blossom have fallen from their branches, they find 
that they are one tree and not two.


 

It’s you I like


Its you I like
Not the things you wear,
Not the way you do your hair,
But it's you I like.
The way you are right now.
The way down deep inside you.
Not the things that hide you.
Not your toys,
They're just beside you.
Its you I like.
Every part of you.
Your skin, your eyes, your feelings,
Whether old or new.
I hope that you remember
even when you're feeling blue,
That its you i like.
Its you yourself.
Its you.
Its you I like.


 

 

Today is the day it all starts

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 time 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 lies 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.

 

 

 


Marriage Joins Two People in the Circle of Its Love

Marriage is a commitment to life, to the best that two people can find and bring out in each other. It offers opportunities for sharing and growth that no other human relationship can equal; a joining that is promised for a lifetime. Within the circle of its love, marriage encompasses all of life’s most important relationships. A wife and a husband are each other’s best friend, confidant, lover, teacher, listener, and critic. There may come times when one partner is heartbroken or ailing, and the love of the other may resemble the tender caring of a parent for a child. Marriage deepens and enriches every facet of life. Happiness is fuller; memories are fresher; commitment is stronger; even anger is felt more strongly, and passes away more quickly. Marriage understands and forgives the mistakes life is unable to avoid. It encourages and nurtures new life, new experiences, and new ways of expressing love through the seasons of life. When two people pledge to love and care for each other in marriage, they create a spirit unique to themselves, which binds them closer than any spoken or written words. Marriage is a promise, a potential, made in the hearts of two people who love, which takes a lifetime to fulfill.

 

SHORT REFLECTIONS

 

We pray for John & Mary, that their life together will be filled with happiness and love, that they may always be true friends to each other. That together they will face the challenges of life. May their home be one filled with love. Bless them on their journey through life.

 

 

For the families and friends of Mary & John gathered here today and all those who helped and guided them on their journey to becoming husband and wife. May their friendship and support continue all the days of their lives.

 

For the family and friends that couldn’t be here today due to covid. We look forward to celebrating with you as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

We remember the smiles and laughter of those who have gone before us, who would have loved to share in the joy and happiness of this day. We thank God for the happy memories they have left with us.

 

 

 

We pray for John & Mary, that their life together will be filled with happiness and love, that they may always be true friends to each other. That together they will face the challenges of life. May their home be one filled with love. Bless them on their journey through life.

 

 

We remember and thank all those who fought & Campaigned for

marriage equality. 

 

 

By this marriage, two families have been united. May both families continue to be a source of love, support and guidance through  John & Mary’s  life

 

 

 

We thank you for the gift of friendship. We pray for the parents, families and friends of John & Mary who have come from near and far, and for all the help, support and encouragement they have given

 

 

 

We remember the smiles and laughter of those who have gone before us, who would have loved to share in the joy and happiness of this day. We thank God for the happy memories they have left with us.