Wedding reading

2. okt 2010

As we had a registry office wedding I wasn't expecting the service to be so beautiful. We hadn't prepared anyone to do a reading but the registrar did one for us. Several of David's (religious) relatives commented what a beautiful moving service it was.

This was the reading

Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Louis de Bernieres

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 roots have 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 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 blossom have fallen from their branches,
they find that they are one tree and not two

  • pinkcharmsaww thats nice my father in law to be is doing are reading.
    • roxie2510lovely reading! xx
      • meeeshelwow that's lovely! I hope you don't mind but i might borrow this four our day! x
        • kookiebekI am having this one too because I totally feel it is about how love grows and not just the 'in love' period at the start. Glad you loved it too. Hope your day was wonderful xx
          • littlemissshowoffI found this while I was looking for readings and was thinking about using it as well. It's such a lovely piece.