When it comes to writing wedding speeches, a lot of us tend to get a little anxious about what to say. Luckily “love” is one of those subjects that many people have written great things about, so when you’re feeling a little bit wobbly in your search for words, why not turn to those who have a way with words, and then work your own words around them?
Here are 5 love quotes from contemporary writers:
Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed
“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms
“To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.”
Nora Roberts, Happy Ever After
“When you find somebody you love, all the way through, and she loves you—even with your weaknesses, your flaws, everything starts to click into place. And if you can talk to her, and she listens, if she makes you laugh, and makes you think, makes you want, makes you see who you really are, and who you are is better, just better with her, you’d be crazy not to want to spend the rest of your life with her. (Carter Maguire)”
Julia Quinn, The Viscount Who Loved Me
“Love’s about finding the one person who makes your heart complete. Who makes you a better person than you ever dreamed you could be. It’s about looking in the eyes of your wife and knowing all the way to your bones that she’s simply the best person you’ve ever known.”
Karen Marie Moning, Dreamfever
“Although love could grow in times of peace, it tempered in battle. Daddy told me once – when I’d said something about how perfect his relationship with Mom was – that I should have seen the first five years of their marriage, that they’d fought like hellions, crashed into each other like two giant stones. That eventually they’d eroded each other into the perfect fit, become a single wall, nestled into each other’s curves and hollows, her strengths chinking his weaknesses, her weaknesses reinforced by his strengths.”
Happy Wedding Planning!