3 Wedding Readings from Modern Literature

posted on 15 July 2013 by The Tie The Knot Team
posted to Wedding Tips & Advice

Modern Reading

If you’re a bookish Bride and you’re looking to add something a little personal to your wedding ceremony you might consider having someone read a romantic passage from one of your favourite books. No, I don’t mean one of those steamy scenes from that book everyone is talking about. I mean something sweet and meaningful. If you don’t have a favourite love quote from a favourite book then you might consider one of the following…

From The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman

“I will love you forever; whatever happens. Till I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I’ll drift about forever, all my atoms, till I find you again… I’ll be looking for you, every moment, every single moment. And when we do find each other again, we’ll cling together so tight that nothing and no one’ll ever tear us apart. Every atom of me and every atom of you… We’ll live in birds and flowers and dragonflies and pine trees and in clouds and in those little specks of light you see floating in sunbeams… And when they use our atoms to make new lives, they won’t just be able to take one, they’ll have to take two, one of you and one of me, we’ll be joined so tight…”

From “Everything is Illuminated” by Jonathan Safran Foer

“If there is no love in the world, we will make a new world, and we will give it walls, and we will furnish it with soft, red interiors, from the inside out, and give it a knocker that resonates like a diamond falling to a jeweller’s felt so that we should never hear it. Love me, because love doesn’t exist, and I have tried everything that does.”

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 breathless, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises 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. May your roots grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms fall from your branches, you find out that you are one tree, and not two.”

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