A reading at a wedding is the perfect way to tie the knot but what if a religious reading is not what you’re looking for? Maybe you have in mind to get an inspiration on a reading from novels or poems, something out of the ordinary but beautiful. Here are a couple of readings that could help you choose the right one for your wedding.
Showing Off Your Literary Side
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey “What I’m feeling, I think, is joy. And it’s been some time since I’ve felt that blinkered rush of happiness. This might be one of those rare events that lasts, one that’ll be remembered and recalled as months and years wind and ravel. One of those sweet, significant moments that leaves a footprint in your mind. A photograph couldn’t ever tell its story.”
Allegiant by Veronica Roth “I fell in love with him. But I don’t just stay with him by default as if there’s no one else available to me. I stay with him because I choose to, every day that I wake up, every day that we fight or lie to each other or disappoint each other. I choose him over and over again, and he chooses me.”
Express Yourself with a Lovely Poem
Yes I’ll Marry You My Dear by Pam Ayres
Yes, I’ll marry you, my dear, and here’s the reason why;
So I can push you out of bed when the baby starts to cry,
And if we hear a knocking and it’s creepy and it’s late,
I hand you the torch you see, and you investigate.
Yes I’ll marry you, my dear, you may not apprehend it,
But when the tumble-drier goes it’s you that has to mend it,
You have to face the neighbor should our Labrador attack him,
And if a drunkard fondles me it’s you that has to whack him.
Yes, I’ll marry you, You’re virile and you’re lean,
My house is like a pigsty you can help to keep it clean.
That sexy little dinner which you served by candlelight,
As I do chipolatas, you can cook it every night!
It’s you who has to work the drill and put up curtain track,
And when I’ve got PMT it’s you who gets the flak,
I do see great advantages,
But none of them for you, and so before you see the light,
I do, I do, I do!
Ordinary Morning by Joyce Grenfell
It felt like an ordinary morning
It began an ordinary way
And then, without warning
Ordinary morning Became and extraordinary day.
Hadn’t the slightest sort of inklin_
No-one said love was on its way_
And then within a twinkling
Without the smallest inkling
It became an extraordinary day.
For there you were
And the whole world stood still.
There you were,
I loved you then and I always will
At first, an ordinary morning,
Began in an ordinary way,
And then my heart was beating
At this ordinary meeting
And we both knew
This was not an ordinary day.
Marie Kouroulis is a marriage celebrant at http://marriage-ceremonies-melbourne.com.au