• BIBLE READINGS
  • READINGS OF LOVE
  • FAMOUS QUOTES OF LOVE
  • WEDDING VOWS
  • CLOSING BLESSINGS

  • BIBLE READINGS:

    "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered; it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails."
    1 Corinthians 13:4-8

    "Haven't you read, he replied that at the beginning the Creator made them male and female and said, for this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife and the two will become one flesh? So they are no longer two but one. Therefore what God has joined together let man not separate"
    Matthew 19:4-6

    "The Lord God said, it is not good for the man to be alone I will make a helper suitable for him"
    Genesis 2:18

    "He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord"
    Proverbs 18:22

    "A woman of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies"
    Proverbs 31:1


    READINGS OF LOVE

    My Someone Special
         You are my special someone. I have searched for you so long. Now that I have found you my life has just begun. You fill my heart with happiness, a love like I have never known. Your voice it echoes, through my mind, a beautiful sound of all time. I cannot forget your soft caress, there could never be another. Today the day our lives begin. This promise to you I give: I will always keep you in my heart because if it was all up to me, we would ever be apart.
    Unknown

    True Love
         True love is a sacred flame that burns eternally, and none can dim its special glow or change its destiny. True love speaks in tender tones and hears with gentle ear, True love gives with open heart and true love conquers fear. True love makes no harsh demands it neither rules nor binds, and true love holds with gentle hands the hearts that it entwines.
    Helen Steiner Rice

    To My Friend
         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 because you have done more than any creed could have done to make me good, and more than any fate could have done to make me happy. You have done it without a touch, without a word, without a sign. You have done it by being yourself. Perhaps that s what being a friend means, after all.
    Unknown

    The Art of Marriage (Abridged)
         Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens. A good marriage must be created. In the Art of Marriage: The little things are the big ones. It is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say “I love you” at least once a day. It is never going to sleep angry. It is at no time taking the other for granted. It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways. It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humour. It is having the capacity to forgive and forget. It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow. It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner yourself.


    FAMOUS QUOTES ON LOVE

    Love isn't finding that perfect person but finding all of that person's imperfections and loving each and every single one of them.
    Anonymous

    Love is too strong a word to say too early and has too beautiful a meaning to say too late.
    Kenny Lee

    Love is when you look into someone's eyes and see everything you need.
    Kristen Kappel

    Love isn't blind, it just sees what matters.
    William Curry

    Love is a strong word; easy to spell, difficult to define and impossible to live without.
    Anonymous

    Love will always reach out toward the eternal. Love comes from that place within us where death cannot enter. Love does not accept the limits of hours, days, weeks, months, years or centuries. Love is not willing to be imprisoned by time.
    Henri Nouwen

    Love is life... if you miss love, you miss life.
    Leo Buscaglia

    Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
    Robert Frost

    Love doesn't make the world go round. Love makes the ride worth while.
    Franklin P. Jones.

    A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
    Charles Dickens

    A heart that loves is always young.
    Greek Proverb

    Love isn't finding that perfect person but finding all of that person's imperfections and loving each and every single one of them.
    Anonymous

    Love is too strong a word to say too early and has too beautiful a meaning to say too late.
    Kenny Lee

    Love is when you look into someone's eyes and see everything you need.
    Kristen Kappel

    Love isn't blind, it just sees what matters
    William Curry

    Love is a strong word; easy to spell, difficult to define and impossible to live without.
    Anonymous


    WEDDING VOWS

    Traditional Vows
    In the presence of God and before these witnesses, I, _________, take you, _________, to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse; for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health; in joy and in sorrow; to love and to cherish and to be faithful to you alone, as long as we both shall live.
    In the presence of God and before these witnesses, I, _________, take you _________, to be my husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse; for richer for poorer; in sickness and in health; in joy and in sorrow; to love and to cherish and to be faithful to you alone, as long as we both shall live.

    Modern Vows
    I, _________, because I love you, take you __________, to be my wife. I will share with you the many adventures of life together. I give you my love, my respect, and pledge to you my care and commitment in times of joy and sorrow, for today, and throughout all of our tomorrows.
    I, __________, because I love you, take you __________, to be my husband. I will share with you the many adventures of life together. I give you my love, my respect, and pledge to you my care and commitment in times of joy and sorrow, for today, and throughout all of our tomorrows.

    Modern Vows
    ____________, as we face the future together, I promise to stand by your side. I promise to share and support your hopes, dreams and goals. I vow to be there for you always. When you fall, I will catch you. When you cry, I will comfort you. When you laugh, I will share your joy. Everything I am and everything I have is yours, from this moment forth, As long as we both shall live.
    ____________, as we face the future together, I promise to stand by your side. I promise to share and support your hopes, dreams and goals. I vow to be there for you always. When you fall, I will catch you. When you cry, I will comfort you. When you laugh, I will share your joy. Everything I am and everything I have is yours, from this moment forth, As long as we both shall live.

    Modern Vows
    In the presence of our family and friends, I ___________ take you ___________ to be my (husband/wife), to laugh with you in joy, to grieve with you in sorrow; to grow with you in love and to be faithful to you alone, as long as we both shall live.

    Modern Vows
    _____________, my beloved, emptying my heart of all others, I fill it now with you, to love you until the end of my days, as my most treasured spouse. I promise to love you, to hold you and to enjoy you. I promise to console you in sorrow and to share your joy. I promise to astound you when I can, and always cherish you dearly.

    Modern Vows
    I _____________, take you _____________, to be my husband/wife, to hold and support, through good times and bad. I promise to help build our new life of love and happiness, together as one.

    Modern Vows
    I _____________, take you _____________, to be my husband/wife. I will love you in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad. I will share with you my joys and sorrows and will cherish our life together; I promise to be faithful to you and to love you with all of my heart, as I did yesterday, as I do today and forevermore.



    CLOSING BLESSINGS

    Christian Benediction
    May the Lord bless you and sustain you and may the Lord pour the riches of his grace upon you, that you grow together in love, all the days of your life.

    Apache Wedding Prayer
    Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there will be no loneliness, for each of you will be companion to the other. Go now to your dwelling place to enter into your days together. And may all your days be good and long upon the Earth!

    Irish Blessing
    May green be the grass you walk on. May blue be the skies above you. May pure be the joys that surround you. May true be the hearts that love you. May the road rise to meet you and may the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your home and the light of friendship guide your paths together, May you see your children’s children. May you be poor in misfortune and rich in blessings! May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward!