Are you looking for some unique, creative, nontraditional readings for your wedding ceremony? I hope so! Adding readings or poems to your wedding ceremony really personalizes it. The best part is, you can ask a family member or friend to come up and do the reading, thus adding another voice to your ceremony.
Couples often tell me that they're looking for ways to make their ceremony meaningful and personal, and adding in readings that reflect your love is one of the best ways to do that. No need to scour the interwebs, I've done the research for you! Here are some of the most beautiful, interesting wedding poems and readings about love, marriage and togetherness for your wedding ceremony.
Let the earth of my body be mixed with the earth
my beloved walks on.
Let the fire of my body be the brightness
in the mirror that reflects her face.
Let the water of my body join the waters
of the lotus pool she bathes in.
Let the breath of my body be air
lapping her tired limbs.
From Maktub by Paulo Coelho
In this world there is always
one person waiting for another,
be it in the middle of a desert
or in the middle of a big city.
And when those people pass each other
and their eyes meet,
past and future lose all importance,
and the only thing that exists
is that moment and the incredible certainty
that everything under the sun
was written by the same Hand,
the Hand that awakens Love,
and that makes a twin soul for everyone who works,
rests and seeks treasure under the sun.
Without this our human dreams
would make no sense.
A poem by Rumi
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
May the sun bring you new energy by day.
May the moon softly restore you by night.
May the rain wash away your worries.
And may you live the days of your lives in peace, love, and happiness.
By Daphne Rose Kingma
For it is in loving, as well as in being loved, that we become most truly ourselves. No matter what we do, say, accomplish or become, it is our capacity to love that ultimately defines us. In the end, nothing we do or say in this lifetime will matter as much as the way we have loved one another.
The Life that I Have by Leo Marks
The life that I have is all that I have
And the life that I have is yours
The love that I have of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.
A sleep I shall have, a rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause
For the peace of my years in the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours.
The One by unknown
When the one whose hand you’re holding
Is the one who holds your heart,
When the one whose eyes you gaze into
Gives your hopes and dreams their start,
When the one you think of first and last
Is the one who holds you tight
And the things you plan together
Make the whole world seem just right,
When the one whom you believe in
Puts their faith and trust in you,
You’ve found the one and only love
You’ll share your whole life through
These I Can Promise by Mark Twain
I cannot promise you a life of sunshine;
I cannot promise you 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 true and ever growing;
A hand to hold in yours through each tomorrow.
Eskimo Love Song
My feet shall run because of you
My feet will dance because of you
My heart shall beat because of you
My eyes see because of you
My mind thinks because of you
And I shall love, because of you.
And if you're still not finding what you need, there are even more unique and nontraditional wedding poems.