ImageI’m at that stage in life where it seems everyone I know is either 1) getting married or 2) having a baby. I LOVE this time of life! Everyone is happy, getting reading to start a new stage in life, and there are lots and lots of get togethers with friends.  So, on the side, I have been planning and coordinating weddings. It’s one of the joys of my life!

Through wedding planning with friends, I’ve found one of the hardest things for them to decide on is what passages should be read during the wedding ceremony. Some of my friends want it to be religious, some want it to be age-old wisdom. This post is for those looking for romantic passages from literature.

As you know, I am a classic lit enthusiast so most of these are classics. Feel free to leave comments below adding to the list!

There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
— Homer

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

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

Marriage is an Athenic weaving together of families, of two souls with their individual fates and destinies, of time and eternity–everyday life married to the timeless mysteries of the soul.
— Thomas Moore

Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.
— Robert Browning

and… my very favorite quote from all of literature..

Whatever souls are made of, his and mine are the same.

–Emily Brontë

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