Words for the Wedding

When considering a wedding script, couples often focus on longer readings from religious texts or innumerable other sources.  However, well chosen phrases, sprinkled in the text can have a power impact, too.  Consider the following quotations provided in  A World of Ways to Say “I Do” by Noah Benshea and Jordan Benshea

Love conquers all things; let us too surrender to love. –Virgil

If love were what the rose is, and I were like the leaf, our lives would grow together in sad and singing weather. –Algernon Charles Swinburne

Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods. –Plato

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within the reach of every hand. –Mother Teresa

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined together to strengthen each other in all labor, to minister to each other in all sorrow, to share with each other all gladness, to be one with each other in the silent unspoken memories? –George Eliot

In marriage, every day you love, and every day you forgive. It is an ongoing sacrament, love and forgiveness. –Bill Moyers

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude. –Ranier Maria Rilke

There is no remedy for love but to love more. –Henry David Thoreau

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love. –Goethe

Immature love says, “I love you because I need you.” Mature love says, “I need you because I love you.” –Erich Fromm

Life has taught me that love does not consist of gazing at each other but looking outward together in the same direction. –Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The best portion of a good man’s life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and love. –William Wordsworth

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thought creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. –Lao-Tzu


Whether your wedding is an impromptu affair or has been months, or even years, in the making, I want to help you fashion a ceremony that reflects your history, philosophy, creativity, personality, and style – as individuals and as a couple.

Let’s craft a wonderful, meaning-filled ceremony that expresses the most significant aspect of your lives…one that recognizes the profound commitment you are making, as well as the sheer joy of the occasion.