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Wedding Verses


Loving You

by Larry Chengges

Your love is the best thing that
has ever happened to me.
It has given my life new priorities and
meaning and filled it with joy.
Thank you for giving so much of yourself and for helping me to discover
So much about myself too.
Sometimes I think you know me better than I know myself.
When we are together
Love feels so right with you and I miss you so much when we are apart.
I'll always be there for you and together I know
we can make our dreams come true."


Marriage Advice

Jane Wells (1886)

Let your love be stronger than your hate and anger.
Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend a little than to break. Believe the best rather than the worst.
People have a way of living up or down to your opinion of them.
Remember that true friendship is the basis for any lasting relationship. The person you choose to marry is deserving of the courtesies and kindnesses you bestow on your friends.
Please hand this down to your children and your children's children.


Step in Time

Can you imagine what it is like

to live as two people

yet share only one life?

Can you imagine what it is like

to sleep as a couple

yet share just one dream

to know each others thoughts

without uttering a sound

to live parallel lives, before you ever meet

to have the same ambitions

yet you don't know that each other exist

However, you choose the same path

a different road to start

a different way to go

to meet at a cross-road

that only you two know

to take each others hand

to share each others load

You walk each step in time

My breath is yours

Your breath is mine

A step becomes a day

a day becomes a night

When once again at death we part

To find each other again

and once again, we'll start.

(Deborah Chaplin)


How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

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 candle-light.

I love thee freely, as men strive for right;

I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.

I love thee with the 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."

This Day I Married My Best Friend

Author unknown

This day I married my best friend
...the one I laugh with as we share life's wondrous zest,
as we find new enjoyments and experience all that's best.
...the one I live for because the world seems brighter
as our happy times are better and our burdens feel much lighter.
...the one I love with every fibre of my soul.

We used to feel vaguely incomplete, now together we are whole.


These I Can Promise

Author unknown

I cannot promise you a life of sunshine;

I cannot promise 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 heart's 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.

Yes, I'll marry you


Marriage is the Closest Kind of Friendship

Author unknown

Marriage is the closest kind of friendship.
Years of traffic wear away the lines
Between two souls with similar designs,
Ending more in unity than kinship.
Separate actors must play separate parts:
They must alone be riveted by need.
Far beneath that soil a single seed
Roots itself, tenacious in their hearts.
In love there is a trust beyond the word.
Each finds peace in each, as though the light
Needed the tranquillity of night,
Deeper than what silence can be heard.

Love

Love - you cant look for it

Love will find you

You cant see it

When love comes to you, you will recognise it

You cant touch it

Yet you'll know when it touches you

Crazy wonderful indescribable love!

(Deborah Chaplin)


Kalidasa (4th century BC)

Look to this day for it is life
The very life of life in its brief course
lie all the varieties and realities of your existence
The bliss of growth
The glory of action
The splendour of beauty
For yesterday is already a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision
But today, well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope
Look well, therefore, to this day.