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Love is Awful, from Fleabag, by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Love is awful. It’s awful. It’s painful. It’s frightening. It makes you doubt yourself, judge yourself, distance yourself from the other people in your life. It makes you selfish. It makes you creepy, makes you obsessed with your hair, makes you cruel, makes you say and do things you never thought you would do. It’s […]

First Date, by Brian Bilston

We’d so much in common, that was clear from the start:A marriage of souls, like de Beauvoir and Sartre.The connection was instant, almost irrational:simply simpatico, fully compatible. You confessed you loved winter, North Yorkshire, and cats.‘Me, too!’ I responded. ‘How amazing is that?’You were wild about Wharton: you loved Ethan Frome.‘His best’, I said, thinking […]

The Marriage Box, by Unknown

Most people get married believing a myth that marriage is a beautiful box full of all the things they have longed for; Companionship, intimacy, friendship etc … The truth is, that marriage at the start is an empty box, you must put something in before you can take anything out. There is no love in […]

Until the End of Time, by Christy Ann Martine

I will love youas long as the sunburns in the sky,as long as the moonshines its lightinto the dark night.Until the raging blue oceansbecome calm and run dry,I will love youuntil the end of time.

A Call To Adventure, by John Mark Green

Set fire to all your maps,forget how it’s always been.We’re explorers of the heart,learning to dream again.The adventure of a lifetime,with Love alone as our guide.Exotic places beyond imagination—ones we’ve longed for deep inside.

Extract From Still Life With A Woodpecker, by Tom Robbins

Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won’t adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. Instead of vowing to honor and obey, maybe we should swear to aid and abet. That would mean that security is out of the question. The words “make” and […]

An Extract From Love Atually, The Movie

Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion is starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or […]

And I Have You, by Nikki Giovanni

Rain has dropsSun has shineMoon has beamsThat make you mineRivers have banksSands for shoresHearts have heartbeatsThat make me yoursNeedles have eyesThough pins may prickElmer has glueTo make things stickWinter has SpringStockings feetPepper has mintTo make it sweetTeachers have lessonsSoup du jourLawyers sue bad folksDoctors cureAll and allThis much is trueYou have meAnd I have you

Always, by Lang Leav

You were you and I was I; we were two before our time I was yours, before I knew and you have always been mine too.

 Wedding Verse By Linda Harrison

 The time has come to stand side by sideThe Groom in his glory, his beautiful Bride.They’ve waited so long for this moment in timeTo take their vows and say, “Will you be mine?” Marriage is precious and to be treasured.The love that you have can never be measured.It joins you as one, not just with […]

Wedding Reading Extract From Little Women

“I’m not a show, Aunty, and no one is coming to stare at me, to criticise my dress, or count the cost of my luncheon. I’m too happy to care what anyone says or thinks, and I’m going to have my little wedding just as I like it.” – Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

The Whitsun Weddings, by Philip Larkin

That Whitsun, I was late getting away:    Not till aboutOne-twenty on the sunlit SaturdayDid my three-quarters-empty train pull out,All windows down, all cushions hot, all sense   Of being in a hurry gone. We ranBehind the backs of houses, crossed a streetOf blinding windscreens, smelt the fish-dock; thence   The river’s level drifting breadth began,Where sky and Lincolnshire and […]