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Hope Is the Thing with Feathers - by Emily Dickinson

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all, and sweetest in the gale is heard; and sore must be the storm that could abash the little bird that kept so many warm. I've heard it in the chilliest land, and on the strangest sea; yet, never, in extremity it asked a crumb of me

Eskimo Love Song

You are my husband, you are my wife my feet shall run because of you my feet dance because of you my heart shall beat because of you my eyes see because of you my mind thinks because of you and I shall love, because of you.


A marriage is a promise that two hearts gladly make a promise to be tender to help, to give and take a marriage is a promise. To be kind and understanding to be thoughtful and considerate fair and undemanding. A marriage is a promise to share one life together a love-filled promise meant to be kept lovingly forever

Carrie's Poem from Sex and the City

His hello was the end of her endings her laugh was their first step down the aisle his hand would be hers to hold forever his forever was as simple as her smile. He said she was what was missing she said instantly she knew she was a question to be answered and his answer was “I do".

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

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 root was so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.

Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, 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. Those that truly love have roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two.

On Your Wedding Day

Today is a day you will always remember the greatest in anyone's life you'll start off the day just two people in love and end it as husband and wife.

It's a brand new beginning, the start of a journey with moments to cherish and treasure and although they'll be times when you both disagree these will surely be outweighed by pleasure you'll have heard many words of advice in the past when the secrets of marriage were spoken.

But you know that the answers lie hidden inside where the bond of true love lies unbroken so live happy forever as lovers and friends it's the dawn of a new life for you as you stand there together with love in your eyes.

From the moment you whisper ‘I do' and with luck all your hopes and your dreams can be real may success find its way to your hearts tomorrow can bring you the greatest of joys but today is the day it all starts

To my Bride by Steven Reiser

To my bride, I give you my heart sharing love each day, from the very start. to my bride, I give you my kiss filling each day with joy and bliss. To my bride I give you my being to love, to play, to work and to sing to my bride I give you my mind learning each day to be more kind. To my bride I give you my soul growing together to be more whole rejoicing each day that you are my wife.

I carry your heart with me - By E.E.Cummings

I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart) I am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)

I fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true) and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you.

Here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)

This Day I Married My Best Friend

This day I married my best friend the one I laugh with as we share life's wonderous zest, as we find new enjoyments and experience all that's best. The one I live for because the world seems brighter as our happy times are better and our burdens feel much lighter. The one I love with every fibre of my soul. We used to feel vaguely incomplete, now together we are whole