Many couples like to incorporate readings in their ceremonies – passages and quotes that articulate their own views on love and marriage and commitment. There are many beautiful readings available, and many couples choose popular passages such as 1 Corinthians 13 – “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast …”. This is a beautiful reading that expresses the perfect nature of love.
But what if you’re looking for something a little different? What if you want ceremony readings that express different concepts of love and marriage and commitment? Here are some alternative and non-traditional wedding ceremony readings you could try:
From “First Poems”, by Rainer Maria Rilke
Understand, I’ll slip quietly
Away from the noisy crowd
When I see the pale
Stars rising, blooming over the oaks.
I’ll pursue solitary pathways
Through the pale twilit meadows,
With only this one dream:
You come too.
“I Rely on You,” by Hovis Presley
I rely on…