There are definitely 1 million plus poems out there which describe the highs and lows of love and it's infinite boundaries. A great poem or reading can really help to set the vibe that you wish to present in your wedding ceremony. It can be quite mind boggling to google Love Poems, as you are literally swimming in a sea of answers. I have a handpicked selection of Poems and Readings that I share with my couples, to save you swimming in the sea of poems that might just make you a little sea sick. From old to new there's a Poem waiting for you!
The Bridge Across Forever
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.
This extract from Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
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 root was 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 promises 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.
Recipe of Love
The recipe of love must always include:
Some herbs and spices for fortitude;
A tablespoon of forgiveness. A clove of loyalty. A cup of faith and a sprig of honesty;
A pinch of patience. A teaspoon of trust. A cup of friendship and a bit of lust!
Mix all of these herbs and spices well, no other recipe could excel;
Add Mary and Steve for proper effect, then saute the whole in two cups of respect.
My Ceremony Script Planner has many more gems and enough poems to keep you from swimming in the sea of Google answers. Once you have chosen your poem/ reading let's chose a memeber from your wedding guests/ party to jump up and pleasure our ear with these words. Make sure the person that you pick is not too nervous in critical moments and has read the poem at least once!!!