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Traditional Wedding Readings...

It's important to make sure that your ceremony reflects you... whether you want a traditional ceremony or a ceremony that is more relaxed and full of laughter, it's your day, so do it your way!

In my last blog post, I shared some of my favourite poems and readings to make your guests smile, and so in this one, I thought I'd share some of my favourite readings that are more traditional.

Do you have a reading or a poem to add to this list? Email me or send me a message to let me know, and I might add it here!


"New Beginnings," Barbara Crooker

“May this be a day of new beginnings the sun, like a fragrant apple; the summer air, soft on your hands as the kiss of a child. May berries melt like honey on your tongue. May your heart rise in wonder at the clouds drifting across the sky. May the trails under your boots be covered in pine quills, let the leaves rain down like memories in the autumn of your heart. May the snow beneath your skis run as fast as watered silk, may the cold air kiss your cheeks, turn them red as summer's roses. May the rivers always flow with their unexpected beauty, the first freshets of snowmelt, the rush of early spring. May you always walk in gladness through whatever path or highway; may you always walk within the golden circle of your love.”


"I Saw Two Clouds at Morning," John G. C. Brainard

“I saw two clouds at morning, tinged by the rising sun, and in the dawn they floated on, and mingled into one; I thought that morning cloud was blest, it moved so sweetly to the west. I saw two summer currents flow smoothly to their meeting, and join their course, with silent force, in peace each other greeting; calm was their course through banks of green, while dimpling eddies played between. Such be your gentle motion, ‘till life’s last pulse shall beat; like summer’s beam and summer’s stream, float on in joy, to meet a calmer sea, where storms shall cease, a purer sky, where all is peace.”


"How Do I Love Thee?" 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."


I Belong In Your Arms - Deborah Bridea

I belong in your arms Finally, I have found a place Into which I fit Perfectly, Safely And securely with no doubts, No fears, No sadness, No tears.

This place is filled with happiness and laughter Yet it is spacious enough, to allow me The freedom to move around, To live my life and be myself. This wonderful place, which I never believed really existed, I have found Finally Inside your arms, Inside your heart, inside your love.


With You In My Heart - Mick Jennings

With you in my heart, my life is complete, You’re the air that I breathe and the food that I eat. You are my soul mate, the beat in my heart, It feels like a year each second we’re apart.

With you in my heart I’m walking on air, I can imagine your perfume and the touch of your hair. Your beautiful eyes, so kind and so green, The loveliest sight I ever have seen.

With you in my heart, I am brim full of pride, It’s as though i can achieve anything with you by my side. You’re my rock, you’re my angel, my one true love, You’re my present from heaven, my gift from above.

With you in my heart, I love you so much, How caring you are, my soul you do touch. You’re a beautiful princess, a pleasure to know, My love for you just continues to grow.

With you in my heart, I’m the happiest man on earth, I feel God has planned this since the day of my birth. I could never love anyone the way I love you, I hope and I pray that you feel the same way too.

With you in my heart, through the good and the bad, I’ll be there when you need me, when you’re hurting or sad. In fact I’ll be there for you any night, any day, Whenever you need me, you just have to say.

With you in my heart, it really makes my day, With the things that you do and the things that you say. You and Eva deserve happiness and I will ensure, From now, only good times come knocking at your door.

With you in my heart, I hope it feels good, And that I am caring for you the way that I should. I will always be happy, just by the love that you give, I will protect you and love you for as long as I live.

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