Wedding Poems

Love Poems Wedding Readings

Reading by Carl's Dad Alatasi and Carl's wedding to Candice

Sue with wedding reader Alatasi at the wedding of Alatasi's son Carl to the beautiful Kandice held at the wonderful beachside location of Len Wort Park Currumbin in October 2017.
Photos by top Gold Coast photographer Kirk Willcox (leads to Kirk's website and opens in new window).

“I think it is all still sinking in how perfect everything was. We can't thank Kirk, yourself and my parents enough for all the effort and energy you put into making our day so fun, chilled and memorable:) ...”

Read more of Kandice's testimonial after their beachside wedding in October 2017, also see Carl and Kandice's wedding photos (on this website) by master photographer Kirk Willcox!

When planning your wedding you may want to choose a poem to be read during the ceremony. It is a really nice personalised touch that enhances the emotion of the ceremony, especially if you and your partner select a poem that truly resonates with the nature of your relationship.

It can also be a great way to involve a special person in your lives into your ceremony – just make sure they are comfortable with standing up in front of a crowd, as for some people, this can be quite daunting.

Below are some beautiful love and commitment type poems that you may like to use in your ceremony – if you would like some more ideas, just email me at

This Day I Married My Best Friend (Anon)
This day I married my best friend
the one I laugh with as we share life's wondrous zest,
as we find new enjoyments and experience all that's best.
the one I live for because the world seems brighter
as our happy times are better and our burdens feel much lighter.
the one I love with every fiber of my soul.
We used to feel vaguely incomplete, now together we are whole.

I Would Choose You (by Kiersten White)
I didn’t fall in love with you
I walked into love with you,
with my eyes wide open,
choosing to take
every step along the way.
I do believe in fate and destiny,
But I also believe
We are only fated
To do the things
That we’d choose anyway.
And I’d choose you;
In a hundred worlds,
In any version of reality,
I’d find you
And I’d choose you

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.

Go Love Someone (by Wes Angelozzi )
Go and Love someone
exactly as they are.
And then watch how quickly they transform
into the greatest, truest version of themselves.
When one feels seen and appreciated
In their own essence, one is instantly empowered.

Apache Wedding Blessing
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 more loneliness,
For each of you will be companion to the other.
Now you are two bodies,
But there is one life before you.
Go now to your dwelling place,
To enter into the days of your togetherness.
And may your days be good and long upon the earth.

The Magic of Love (by Helen Steiner Rice)
Love is like magic, and it always will be,
For love still remains life’s sweet mystery.
Love works in ways that are wondrous and strange,
And there’s nothing in life that love cannot change!
Love can transform the most commonplace
Into beauty and splendour and sweetness and grace.
Love is unselfish, understanding and kind,
For it sees with its heart and not with its mind.
Love is the answer that everyone seeks;
Love is the language that every heart speaks.
Love can’t be bought, it is priceless and free.
Love, like pure magic, is life’s sweet mystery.

Our Love Poem (by John P Read)
L is for ‘laughter’ we had along the way
O is for ‘optimism’ you gave me everyday
V is for ‘value’ of being my best friend
E is for ‘eternity’, a love that has no end

If you are a fan of science fiction and/or fantasy, I have a fabulous poem by author Neil Gaiman that was selected by my crazy couple Kara & Joe see their photo (middle photo) and Joe's testimonial (thanks Joe and Kara!) - the poem was very 'them' and was perfect!

The Day the Saucers Came (by Neil Gaiman )
That day, the saucers landed. Hundreds of them, golden,
Silent, coming down from the sky like great snowflakes,
And the people of Earth stood and
stared as they descended,
Waiting, dry-mouthed, to find what waited inside for us
And none of us knowing if we would be here tomorrow
But you didn't notice it because

That day, the day the saucers came, by some coincidence,
Was the day that the graves gave up their dead
And the zombies pushed up through soft earth
or erupted, shambling and dull-eyed, unstoppable,
Came towards us, the living, and we screamed and ran,
But you did not notice this because

On the saucer day, which was the zombie day, it was
Ragnarok also, and the television screens showed us
A ship built of dead-men's nails, a serpent, a wolf,
All bigger than the mind could hold,
and the cameraman could
Not get far enough away, and then the Gods came out
But you did not see them coming because

On the saucer-zombie-battling-gods
day the floodgates broke
And each of us was engulfed by genies and sprites
Offering us wishes and wonders and eternities
And charm and cleverness and true
brave hearts and pots of gold
While giants feefofummed across
the land, and killer bees,
But you had no idea of any of this because

That day, the saucer day, the zombie day,
The Ragnarok and fairies day, the
day the great winds came
And snows, and the cities turned to crystal, the day
All plants died, plastics dissolved, the day the
Computers turned, the screens telling
us we would obey, the day
Angels, drunk and muddled, stumbled from the bars,
And all the bells of London were sounded, the day
Animals spoke to us in Assyrian, the Yeti day,
The fluttering capes and arrival of the Time Machine day,

You didn't notice any of this because
you were sitting in your room, not doing anything
not even reading, not really, just
looking at your telephone,
wondering if I was going to call.