Wedding Poems: Expressions of Love for a Special Day

Nothing could be more perfectly matched to the blessed celebrations on your wedding day than wedding poems.

Through the ages the greatest writers have found that to set free the love bursting forth in their heart, poetry is the perfect medium of conveyance. At once lyrical and fanciful, highly personal and universal, inspirational and confessional, the poetry of love speaks truths to a bride and groom difficult to express in any other way.

Wedding poems may read by the groom to the bride or by the bride to the groom. A dear friend, a parent, a minister or perhaps a child may make gifts of poems, spoken on the occasion or presented as gifts. A page of deeply personal poetic thoughts, whether original or found in a book, written out on special paper in an elegant envelope make a gift to be remembered and cherished forever.

Writing Wedding Poetry

Writing your own poetry to be read as part of your vows is one of the most romantic things you can possibly do to bring a tear of love and happiness to the cheek of your beloved. This is not as difficult to do as you might think. Remember that you really have an audience of just one person, and that person loves you more than any other in the whole world. Let your heart sing on the page for this special day and don’t worry about it being great literature. It’s from you and that’s all that counts.

The wedding vows and ceremony are poetry in themselves, often from a bible passage, the book “Conversations With God”, one of Shakespeare’s sonnets, or even the ancient Persian mystical poet Rumi.

Here’s a sample of one of Rumi’s poems for a marriage:

May these nuptials be blessed for us, may this marriage be blessed for us,
May it be ever like milk and sugar, this marriage like wine and halvah.
May this marriage be blessed with leaves and fruits like the date tree;
May this marriage be laughing forever, today,tomorrow, like the houris of paradise.
May this marriage be the sign of compassion and the approval of happiness here and hereafter;
May this marriage be fair of fame, fair of face and fair of omen as the moon in the azure sky.
I have fallen silent for words cannot describe how the spirit has mingled with this marriage.

Whatever their source, gifts of beautiful, inspirational romantic wedding poems are some of the most perfect gifts you can receive on your special day.

About the Author

Curtis McCoscoCurtis McCosco lives on the island of Kauai, Hawaii with his wife of over 20 years, KatRama Brooks. Together they own and operate Rainbow Weddings on Kauai. A professional wedding photographer for over 15 years, he is also a video documentarian, writer, and masseur. A practicing Buddhist, he also does Qigong on a daily basis.View all posts by Curtis McCosco

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