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Wedding Quotations

In all of the wedding cake, hope is the sweetest of plums.
- Douglas Jerrold

Marriage--a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters written in prose.
- Beverly Nichols

Marriage is the mother of the world and preserves kingdoms, and fills cities, and churches, and heaven itself.
- Dr. Jeremy Taylor

There are three things that last: faith, hope and love, and the greatest of these is love.
I Corinthians 13:13

Honor, riches, marriage-blessing
Long continuance, and increasing,
Hourly joys be still upon you!
- William Shakespeare

You were born together, and together you shall be for evermore....but let there be spaces in your togetherness. And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Kahlil Gibran

The sum which two married people owe to one another defies calculation. It is an infinite debt, which can only be discharged through all eternity.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Hark! The merry chimes are pealing,
Soft and glad the music swells,
Gaily in the night wind stealing,
Sweetly sound the wedding bells.
- Eliza Cook

Sit by me, my beloved, and listen to my heart; smile, for your happiness is a symbol of our future.
- Kahlil Gibran

Ask the child why it is born; ask the flower why it blossoms; ask the sun why it shines. I love you because I must love you.
- George P. Upton

Marriage is ever made by destiny.
- George Chapman

Two human loves make one divine.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A happy marriage is a new beginning of life, a new starting point for happiness and usefulness.
- Dean Stanley

Wedded love is founded on esteem.
- Elijah Fenton

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.
Old English Rhyme

Marriage is the perfection of what love aimed at, ignorant of what it sought. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

To have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish to death do us part.
Book of Common Prayer
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When you meet someone who can cook and do housework--don't hesitate a minute--marry him.
- Unknown

When you make a sacrifice in marriage, you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.
- Joseph Campbell

There is nothing half so sweet in life
As love's young dream.

- Thomas Moore

He is blessed in love alone,
Who loves for years and loves but one.

- Sir A. Hunt

Grace and remembrance be to you both.
- William Shakespeare

One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
- Honore de Balzac

Two souls with but a single thought,
Two heart that beat as one.

- Franz Joseph von Munch-Bellinghausen

To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the wedding cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up.
- Ogden Nash

wedding rings   With this ring I thee wed, with my body I thee worship, and with all my worldly goods I thee endow.
Book of Common Prayer

Happy and thrice happy are those who enjoy an uninterrupted union, and whose love, unbroken by any sour complaints, shall not dissolve until the last day of their existence.

He is the half part of a blessed man
Left to be finished by such as she:
And she a fair divided excellence
Whose fulness of perfection lies in him.

- William Shakespeare

Heaven give you many, many merry days.
- William Shakespeare

A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude.
Rainer Maria Rilke

We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
- Sam Keen

Hail, wedded love, mysterious law; true source of human happiness.
- Milton

Now join hands, and with your hands your hearts.
William Shakespeare

Come live with me and be my love,
And we will some new pleasures prove
Of golden sands and crystal brooks,
With silken lines and silver hooks.

- John Donne


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