Featured Wedding Ceremony Reading: Stardust

When you are putting together your wedding ceremony, don’t be afraid to look in unusual places for inspiration – poetry and music of course, but also children’s books and fantasy novels, movies and Shakespeare…

Words have power and there are so many beautiful, powerful pieces of language in the world. Find the ones that call to the soul of your relationship and speak right to your heart.

Intermittently, I’ll be sharing ideas for my favorite nerdy wedding ceremony readings and collecting them right here.

Stardust (Movie)

by Neil Gaiman

You know when I said I knew little about love? That wasn’t true. I know a lot about love. I’ve seen it, centuries and centuries of it, and it was the only thing that made watching your world bearable.

All those wars. Pain, lies, hate… It made me want to turn away and never look down again. But when I see the way that mankind loves… You could search to the furthest reaches of the universe and never find anything more beautiful.

So yes, I know that love is unconditional. But I also know that it can be unpredictable, unexpected, uncontrollable, unbearable and strangely easy to mistake for loathing, and…

What I’m trying to say, Tristan is… I think I love you. Is this love, Tristan? I never imagined I’d know it for myself. My heart… It feels like my chest can barely contain it. Like it’s trying to escape because it doesn’t belong to me any more. It belongs to you. And if you wanted it, I’d wish for nothing in exchange – no gifts. No goods. No demonstrations of devotion. Nothing but knowing you loved me too. Just your heart, in exchange for mine.

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