You really can’t beat a wonderfully romantic love poem delivered by a family member, close friend or group of friends during your wedding ceremony.  You may wish to choose the poem yourselves, in which case take your time and choose one that really resonates with you both.  Or you may ask for your chosen guest to surprise you with their choice of a romantic poem. 

Here is an incredible selection of beautiful love poems which are absolutely perfect for your wedding ceremony, ranging from classics to modern, there are poems for all tastes that will convey the love that you share and the love that everyone is feeling on your special day. 


Love’s Philosophy – by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The fountains mingle with the river
And the rivers with the Ocean,
The winds of heaven mix for ever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;
All things by a law divine
In one spirit meet and mingle.
Why not I with thine?—

See the mountains kiss high Heaven
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister-flower would be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth
And the moonbeams kiss the sea:
What is all this sweet work worth
If thou kiss not me?


Love – by Author Unknown

Love,
Puts the music in laughter,
The beauty in song,
The warmth in a shoulder,
The gentle in strong.

Love,
Puts the magic in memories,
The sunshine in skies
The gladness in giving,
The starlight in eyes.

Love,
Puts the fun in together,
The sad in apart,
The hope in tomorrow,
The joy in the heart.


Dove – By Author unknown

Two doves meeting in the sky,
Two loves hand in hand eye to eye,
Two parts of a loving whole,
Two hearts and a single soul.
Two stars shining big and bright,
Two fires bringing warmth and light,
Two songs played in perfect tune,
Two flowers growing into bloom.
Two Doves gliding in the air,
Two loves free without a care,
Two parts of a loving whole,
Two hearts and a single soul.


I will be here – by Steven Curtis Chapman

If in the morning when you wake,
If the sun does not appear,
I will be here.
If in the dark we lose sight of love,
Hold my hand and have no fear,
I will be here.
I will be here,
When you feel like being quiet,
When you need to speak your mind I will listen.
Through the winning, losing, and trying we’ll be together,
And I will be here.
If in the morning when you wake,
If the future is unclear,
I will be here.
As sure as seasons were made for change,
Our lifetimes were made for years,
I will be here.
I will be here,
And you can cry on my shoulder,
When the mirror tells us we’re older.
I will hold you, to watch you grow in beauty,
And tell you all the things you are to me.
We’ll be together and I will be here.
I will be true to the promises I’ve made,
To you and to the one who gave you to me.
I will be here.

I belong in your arms – by Deborah Bridea

I belong in your arms
Finally, I have found a place
Into which I fit Perfectly, Safely
And securely with no doubts,
No fears, No sadness, No tears.
This place is filled with happiness and laughter
Yet it is spacious enough, to allow me
The freedom to move around,
To live my life and be myself.
This wonderful place,
which I never believed really existed,
I have found, finally, inside your arms,
Inside your heart, inside your love.


The One – By Author Unknown

When the one whose hand you’re holding
Is the one who holds your heart
When the one whose eyes you gaze into
Gives your hopes and dreams their start,
When the one you think of first and last
Is the one who holds you tight,
And the things you plan together
Make the whole world seem just right,
When the one whom you believe in
puts their faith and trust in you,
You’ve found the one and only love
You’ll share your whole life through.


These I can promise- by Mark Twain

I cannot promise you a life of sunshine;
I cannot promise riches, wealth, or gold;
I cannot promise you an easy pathway
That leads away from change or growing old.
But I can promise all my heart’s devotion;
A smile to chase away your tears of sorrow;
A love that’s ever true and ever growing;
A hand to hold in yours through each tomorrow.


Marriage Advice – by Jane Wells

Let your love be stronger than your hate or anger.
Learn the wisdom of compromise,
For it is better to bend a little than to break.
Believe the best rather than the worst.
People have a way of living up or down to your opinion of them.
Remember that true friendship is the basis for any lasting relationship.
The person you choose to marry
is deserving of the courtesies and kindness you bestow on your friends.
Please hand this down to your children and your children’s children.

The Apache Wedding Blessing (short version)

Now you will feel no rain,
for each of you will be shelter for the other.
Now you will feel no cold,
for each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there will be no loneliness,
for each of you will be companion to the other.
Now you are two persons,
But there is only one life before you.
May beauty surround you both in the journey aheadand through all the years.
May happiness be your companion to the place where the river meets the sun.
And may your days be good and long upon the earth.


The Apache Wedding Blessing (long version)

This is a lovely choice for friends to share and take a few lines each?

Now you will feel no rain,
for each of you will be shelter to the other.
Now you will feel no cold,
for each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there is no loneliness,
for each of you is companion to the other,
You are two persons,
but there is one life before you, and one home.
Turn together to look at the road you travelled,
to reach this—the hour of your happiness.
It stretches behind you into the past.
Look to the future that lies ahead.
A long and winding, adventure-filled road,
whose every turn means discovery,
new hopes, new joys, new laughter,
and a few shared tears.
May happiness be your companion,
May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead;
And through all the years to come.
Go this day to your dwelling place
and enter into your days together.
May your days be good and long upon the earth.
Your adventure has just begun!


Here’s To Right Now – by Ms Moem

You’re surrounded by your loved ones
And all are wishing you well, 
As you create a brand new chapter
In the story that’s yours to tell.

We talk about the memories
You have yet to make together
And the moments you’ve already shared
To be carried with you forever.

But take the time to live today
As your marriage begins, 
Look around and soak it up; 
the moment we are in.

For this is where the magic starts
When you both say your vows. 
You pledge to spend your lives as one
Because of the love you feel now.

So yes, here’s to a future 
that is bright and warm and clear.
But more than that, here’s to right now
And what it means to be here.


Take My Hand – by Dick Johnson

Take my hand, come walk with me 
along life’s winding way.
Take my hand, come stand with me, 
together we will say:

It’s you that I have chosen, 
It’s you with whom I’ll stay,
It’s you with whom I’ll share my life 
I want no other way.

I want you always by my side 
through laughter and through tears.
The good, the bad, we’ll share it all, 
through all the coming years.

Because I want this union
to continue to be blessed,
I pray we both will care enough 
to always give our best.I know that if we do our best, 
then when our journey ends,
we’ll find that we’ve come through it all 
still lovers, ever friends.

An Uncommon Love by Terah Cox

May you have the love
only two can know,
May you go where only
two as one may go.

May the sun rise and set
in your bonded hearts,
and the moon never find you
too long apart.

May you cherish each other’s
dreams as your own,
and turn stumbling blocks
into stepping stones.

May you brave life’s mountains
and miles together.
May there be no storm
your love cannot weather.

May you be lovers and allies
and friends
May your soul’s conversation
never end.

May you capture on earth
what’s in heaven above
May your hearts know the rapture
of an uncommon love. 


Time Travellers – by Terah Cox

May you take on the world together
with all your hopes and dreams,
may you be each other’s anchor
in smooth or rocky seas.

May you bend to the world’s winds
and brave stalls and storms,
may you find common ground
in all its changing forms.

May you cross stubborn boundaries
and turn many a stone,
may you find haven for your souls,
may you have heart and home.

And if some days are grey
and some nights are long and cold,
May you be each other’s sun and moon
as your destinies unfold.

And should you lose sight of each other
and start to drift apart,
may you circle back by following
the compass of your hearts.


Love – by Roy Croft

I love you,
not only for what you are,
but for what I am when I am with you.
I love you,
not only for what you have made of yourself,
but for what you are making of me.
I love you,
for the part of me that you bring out.

I love you,
for putting your hand into my heaped-up heart,
and passing over all the foolish, weak things
that you can’t help dimly seeing there,
and for drawing out, into the light,
all the beautiful belongings that no one else
had looked quite far enough to find.

I love you,
because you are helping me to make of the lumber of my life
not a tavern, but a temple.
Out of the works of my every day, not a reproach, but a song.

I love you,
because you have done more than any creed could have done
to make me good,
and more than any fate could have done to make me happy.

You have done it without a touch,
without a word,
without a sign.
You have done it by being yourself.
Perhaps that is what being a friend means, after all.


On Marriage – by Kahlil Gibran

Let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Love one another but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together, yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.

Love one another – By Kahlil Gibran

Love one another, but make not a bond of love
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

Fill each other’s cup, but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread, but eat not from the same loaf.

Sing and dance together and be joyous,
but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone
though they quiver with the same music.

Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping;
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.

And stand together yet not too near together;
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.


Traditional Irish Blessing

May your mornings bring joy and your evenings bring peace.
May your troubles grow few as your blessings increase.
May the saddest day of your future
Be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
May your hands be forever clasped in friendship
And your hearts joined forever in love.
Your lives are very special,
God has touched you in many ways.
May his blessings rest upon you
And fill all your coming days.


Irish Blessing (v1)

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face, 
the rains fall soft upon your fields.

May the light of friendship guide your paths together.
May the laughter of children grace the halls of your home.
May the joy of living for one another 
trip a smile from your lips, a twinkle from your eyes.

And, when eternity beckons, 
at the end of a life heaped high with love,
May the good Lord embrace you with the arms that have nurtured you 
the whole length of your joy-filled days.

May the gracious God hold you both 
in the palm of his hands.
And, today, may the spirit of love 
find a dwelling place in your hearts.


Irish Blessing (v2)

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

May God be with you and bless you;
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings,
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.

May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.


Love is Patient, Love is Kind – 1 Corinthians 13 v1

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, 
it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 
Love always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
But where there are prophecies, they will cease
Where there are tongues, they will be stilled
Where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 
For our knowledge is imperfect and our prophecy is imperfect
But when the perfect comes, the imperfect disappears. 
When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child,  I reasoned like a child.
When I became an adult, I gave up my childish ways. 
For now we see in a mirror dimly; but then face to face. 
Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood.
And now these three remain: Faith, Hope and Love. 
But the greatest of these
Is Love.

Let Love Be Your Guide – 1 Corinthians 13:4 v2

Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous.
Love is never boastful or conceited, it is never rude or selfish,
it does not take offence and is not resentful.
Love takes no pleasure in other people’s faults,
but delights in the truth.
It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope.
It is always ready to endure whatever comes.
True love does not come to an end.


Marriage is love

Marriage is love walking hand in hand together. It’s laughing with each other about silly little things, and learning to discuss big things with care and tenderness. In marriage, love is trusting each other when you’re apart. It’s getting over disappointments and hurts, knowing that these are present in all relationships. It is the realisation that there is no one else in this world that you’d rather be with than the one you’re married to. It’s thinking of new things to do together; it’s growing old together. Marriage is being in love for the rest of your life.


Marriage is

Learning to give not always to take, learning to forgive each little mistake, learning to love whatever the cost, always remember alone you’d be lost.
Trying so hard your partner to please, trying to save whilst paying the fees,
trying to smile when things turn out wrong, Always remember to curb your tongue.
Never think of only yourself,
never to say you wish you had wealth, never let your temper get hot,
always be thankful for what you have got.
If you remember all of these things,
you will discover the joys that it brings, then you’ll have what so many folks miss, always you’ll have a marriage of bliss.


 I Love you Because – by Jim Reeves

I love you because you understand, dear
Every single thing I try to do
You’re always there to lend a helping hand, dear
I love you most of all because you’re you.

No matter what the world may say about me
I know your love will always see me through,
I love you for the way you never doubt me
But most of all I love you ’cause you’re you.

I love you because my heart is lighter
Every time I’m walking by your side,
I love you because the future’s brighter,
The door to happiness you opened wide.

No matter what the world may say about me
I know your love will always see me through,
I love you for a hundred thousand reasons
But most of all I love you ’cause you’re you.

A Tapestry of Love 

Just as two very different threads woven in opposite directions can form a beautiful tapestry, so can your two lives merge together to form a beautiful marriage.
To make your marriage work will take love. 

Love should be the core of your marriage;
love is the reason you are here.
But it will also take trust – to know in your hearts
you want the best for each other.
It will take dedication – to stay open to one another;
to learn and to grow together even when this is not so easy to do.
It will take faith – to always be willing to go forward to tomorrow, never really knowing what tomorrow will bring.
And it will take commitment – to hold true to a journey you both now will share together. 


These I can Promise – by Mark Twain

I cannot promise you a life of sunshine;
I cannot promise riches, wealth, or gold;
I cannot promise you an easy pathway
That leads away from change or growing old.
But I can promise all my heart’s devotion;
A smile to chase away your tears of sorrow;
A love that’s ever true and ever growing;
A hand to hold in yours through each tomorrow.


With you in My Heart – by Mick Jennings

With you in my heart, my life is complete,
You’re the air that I breathe and the food that I eat.
You are my soul mate, the beat in my heart,
It feels like a year each second we’re apart.

With you in my heart I’m walking on air,
I can imagine your perfume and the touch of your hair.
Your beautiful eyes, so kind and so green,
The loveliest sight I ever have seen.

With you in my heart, I am brim full of pride,
It’s as though i can achieve anything with you by my side.
You’re my rock, you’re my angel, my one true love,
You’re my present from heaven, my gift from above.

With you in my heart, I love you so much,
How caring you are, my soul you do touch.
You’re a beautiful princess, a pleasure to know,
My love for you just continues to grow.

With you in my heart, I’m the happiest man on earth,
I feel God has planned this since the day of my birth.
I could never love anyone the way I love you,
I hope and I pray that you feel the same way too.

With you in my heart, through the good and the bad,
I’ll be there when you need me, when you’re hurting or sad.
In fact I’ll be there for you any night, any day,
Whenever you need me, you just have to say.

With you in my heart, it really makes my day,
With the things that you do and the things that you say.
You and Eva deserve happiness and I will ensure,
From now, only good times come knocking at your door.

With you in my heart, I hope it feels good,
And that I am caring for you the way that I should.
I will always be happy, just by the love that you give,
I will protect you and love you for as long as I live.


The Day – By Anon

May this be the start of a happy new life
that’s full of special moments to share.
May this be the first of your dreams

coming true and of hope that will always be there…


May this be the start of a lifetime of trust
and of caring that’s just now begun…
May today be a day that you’ll always remember

the day when your hearts became one…

Love is enough – by William Morris

Love is enough: though the World be a-waning,
And the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining,
Though the sky be too dark for dim eyes to discover
The gold-cups and daisies fair blooming thereunder,
Though the hills be held shadows, and the sea a dark wonder
And this day draw a veil over all deeds pass’d over,
Yet their hands shall not tremble, their feet shall not falter;
The void shall not weary, the fear shall not alter
These lips and these eyes of the loved and the lover.


That Still and Settled Place – by Edward Monkton

In that still and settled place
There’s nobody but you
You’re where I breath my oxygen
You’re where I see my view
And when the world feels full of noise
My heart knows what to do
It finds that still and settled place
And dances there with you


Marriage Is (1) – by Unknown

Learning to give not always to take,
Learning to forgive each little mistake,
Learning to love whatever the cost,
Always remember alone you’d be lost.
Trying so hard your partner to please,
Trying to save whilst paying the fees,
Trying to smile when things turn out wrong,
Always remember to curb your tongue.
Never to think of only yourself,
Never to say you wish you had wealth.
Never to let your temper get hot,
Always be thankful for what you have got.
If you remember all of these things,
You will discover the joys that it brings,
Then you will have what so many folks miss,
A lifetime of love and a marriage of bliss.



Marriage is (2) – by Unknown

Marriage is a dynamic process of discovery
Marriage is a journey, not an arrival.
In marriage, being the right person is as important
as finding the right person.
Marriage is starting to love, over and over again.
Marriage is a life’s work.
Marriage is an art… and like any creative process,
It requires active thought and effort.
We have to learn how to share on many different levels.
We need to practice talking from the heart,
And understanding attitudes as well as words.
Giving generously and receiving graciously
are talents that are available to anyone.
But all these skills need to be developed,
if the marriage picture that we paint is to be anything
approaching the masterpiece intended.

The Key To Love – by Anon

The key to love is understanding…
The ability to comprehend not only the spoken word, but those unspoken gestures
The little things that say so much by themselves.

The key to love is forgiveness…
To accept each-other’s faults and pardon mistakes
Without forgetting, but with remembering what you learn from them.
The key to love is sharing… Facing your good fortunes as well as the bad, together
Both conquering problems, forever searching for ways To intensify your happiness.

The key to love is giving…Without thought of return
But with the hope of just a simple smile and by giving in but never giving up.

The key to love is respect…
Realizing that you are two separate people, with different ideas.
That you don’t belong to each other -That you belong with each other,
and share a mutual bond.

The key to love is inside us all…
It takes time and patience to unlock all the ingredients
That will take you to its threshold
It is the continual learning process that demands a lot of work…
yet the rewards are more than worth the effort…
And that is the key to love.


The Promises of Marriage” – by Bettie Meeks

“Marriage is a promise of companionship,
Of having someone to share
All of life’s experiences.
Marriage does not promise that there will
Not be any rough times,
Just the assurance that there will
Always be someone
Who cares and will help you through
To better times.
Marriage does not promise eternal romance,
Just eternal love and commitment.
Marriage cannot prevent disappointments,
Disillusionment, or grief,
But it can offer hope, acceptance,
And comfort.
Marriage can’t protect you from making
Individual choices
Or shelter you from the world,
But it will help to reassure you
That there is some by your side
Who truly cares,
When the world hurts you
And makes you feel vulnerable,
Marriage offers the promise that there will
Be someone waiting to listen,
To console, to inspire.
Marriage is the joining of two people
Who share the promise
That only marriage can make …
To share the sunshine and the shadows,
And to experience a richer, more fulfilling life
Because of it.”


Always love Each Other” – by Larry Schengges

More beautiful than roses
Much deeper than the seas
Stronger than a hurricane
But timid like a breeze

Real as in a picture
But yet it can’t be seen
More beautiful than anything
As vivid as a dream

Precious as rare jewels
A bond between two hearts
A symphony of feelings
When time is spent apart

Sharing common interests
Working through all fears
Looking at yourself
As if two were in the mirror

Finding common ground
On issues not agreed
Giving into arguments
Tending all your needs

Being there for always
Is all you want to do
Holding on forever
Because your love is true


You may also be interested in my other poem blogs:

Poems for Children to read at your wedding

Light-hearted and Funny Poems for your Wedding Ceremony

If you would like to find out more about how wonderfully romantic, unique and beautiful a Celebrant Wedding ceremony can be, then please get in touch for a relaxed chat, it would be fantastic to hear from you.


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