Pin It now! we finally finalized our readings for the ceremony. here are some that didn't make the cut, but just as beautiful
~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 every day 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 To make me happy.
You have done it Without a touch, Without a word, Without a sign.
You have done it By being yourself.
~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 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.
~on love~ by thomas kempis
Love is a mighty power,a great and complete good.Love alone lightens every burden, and makes rough places smooth.It bears every hardship as though it were nothing, and rendersall bitterness sweet and acceptable.
Nothing is sweeter than love,Nothing stronger,Nothing higher,Nothing wider,Nothing more pleasant,Nothing fuller or better in heaven or earth
~The most wonderful of all things~ by 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 years 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.
~Our Great Adventure~, (Adapted from Pamela Dugdale)
You are today still dizzy with the astonishment of love.You are surrounded by affection - by smiles and kindliness, by flowers and music and gifts and celebration.Yet they enclose a silence where you are close with one another.Your eyes see only each otherYou hear nothing but the words you speak to one anotherThis is the day you start out your life together.This is your new beginning.
~Les Miserables~ (excerpt) by 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 truly alone again. And great happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. Loved for ourselves. And even loved in spite of ourselves.
~The Magic of Love~ by Helen Steiner Rice
Love is like magic, and it always will be, For love still remains life's sweet mystery. Love works in ways that are wondrous and strange, And there's nothing in life that love cannot change! Love can transform the most commonplace Into beauty and splendor and sweetness and grace. Love is unselfish, understanding and kind, For it sees with its heart, and not with its mind. Love is the answer that everyone seeks; Love is the language that every heart speaks. Love can't be bought, it is priceless and free. Love, like pure magic, is life's sweet mystery