Wedding Love Quotes

“May my heart be your shelter and my arms be your home.”
~ Marianne Williamson (1952-)

"Wedding Love Quotes, like all love quotations, are so many and varied. Take the time to think about what message or sentiment you want to convey on your wedding invitations or during your wedding vows or ceremony.

Do you want the attitude to be steeped in tradition and Christian marriage? If so, look to wedding love quotes from The Bible, The Common Book of Prayer and Traditional Wedding Vows.

Maybe you want to be inspired by the classics? Then Shakespeare and others may be the go.

Or perhaps you want a warm, endearing and contemporary flavour? Then choose from modern writers, poets, mix from your favourite styles... or put pen to paper yourself!"

Whatever the decision, you have myriads to choose from here... Look through the beautiful wedding love quotes below and also see other Love Quotes (particularly Quotes About Marriage, I Love You Quotes and Quotes About Love).

You may also find The Five Love Languages Quiz a great thing for both you and your partner to do to feel even closer to each other."


I hope you enjoy this beautiful collection of annotated and alphabetized Wedding Love Quotes for your wedding invitations, wedding vows or wedding ceremony:

"Eternity was in our lips and eyes; Bliss in our brows bent."
~ William Shakespeare (1564-1616), English poet & playwright, Antony and Cleopatra, Act 1, Sc. 3, Lines 35-36

“God, the best maker of all marriages,
Combine your hearts into one.”
~ William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Henry V, Act V, Scene II, Line 388

“Grace and remembrance be to you both.”
~ William Shakespeare (1564-1616), English poet & playwright

“Grow old with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which, the first is made.”
~ Robert Browning (1812-1889), English poet & playwright

“Hail, wedded love, mysterious law; true source of human happiness.”
~ John Milton (1608-1674), English poet

“Heaven give you many, many merry days.”
~ William Shakespeare (1564-1616), English poet & playwright

“He is the half part of a blessed man
Left to be finished by such as she;
And she a fair divided excellence
Whose fullness of perfection lies in him.”
~ William Shakespeare (1564-1616), English poet & playwright

“I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance, a church filled with family and friends. I asked him what kind of a wedding he wished for. He said one that would make me his wife.”
~ Unknown Author

“In all the wedding cake, hope is the sweetest of plums.”
~ Douglas Jerrold (1803-1857), English humorist, journalist & playwright

“Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.”
~ Plautus (254-184 BC), Roman playwright [Titus Maccius Plautus]

Wedding Love Quotes seem neither bound by time nor place:
“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”
~ Aristotle (384-322 BC), Greek philosopher

“Love is the emblem of eternity: it confounds all notion of time: effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.”
~ Germaine De Stael (1766-1817), Swiss author

“Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us.”
~ Marianne Williamson (1952-), author, lecturer & activist, Quote from A Return to Love (1975)

One of my favourite wedding love quotes:
“May my heart be your shelter and my arms be your home.”
~ Marianne Williamson (1952-), author, lecturer & activist

“Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.”
~ Marianne Williamson (1952-), author, lecturer & activist

Of Shakespeare's wedding love quotes, this is the perfect quote for a stylish contemporary or classic wedding ceremony just prior to the announcement of husband and wife:
“Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts.”
~ William Shakespeare (1564-1616), English poet & playwright, Henry VI Part III, Act IV, Scene VI, Line 39, spoken by King Henry VI

“No sooner met but they looked;
No sooner looked but they loved;
No sooner loved but they sighed;
No sooner signed but they asked one another the reason;
No sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy;
And in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage...”
~ William Shakespeare (1564-1616), English poet & playwright, As Your Like It, Act V, Scene II

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.”
~ Old English Rhyme

As far as wedding love quotes and wedding sayings go, this is an old favourite! Here's a little more info on this well-practiced wedding tradition:

The next line is: “And a silver sixpence in her shoe.”
This tends to suggest that the saying is English in origin, as the sixpence was minted in Britain from 1551-1967, being made of silver and equivalent to six pennies.

Each item that the poem mentions represents an element of good-luck that the bride should carry with her from singleness to married life. As far as tradition goes, if she carries each of these with her on her wedding day, she will have a wonderfully happy marriage:
“Something old” symbolizes continuity with the bride’s family heritage and past experiences
“Something new” represents the excitement, anticipation, adventure and happiness of the new chapter in life she's embarking upon
“Something borrowed” is usually an item borrowed from a happily married family member or friend; here their good fortune and matrimonial bliss is represented as carrying over to the new bride.
“Something blue”... The colour blue has been associated with weddings for centuries. This can be seen at various times through the centuries from brides in ancient Rome wearing this colour to symbolize love, fidelity and modesty through to 19th century prose such as “marry in blue, lover be true”.
“A silver sixpence in her shoe” represents wealth and financial security and possibly dates back to a Scottish custom of a groom placing a silver coin under his foot for good luck.

Planning for (or even thinking about) a wedding can be such a busy and exciting time! These wedding love quotes are here to cut down on some of the workload for you!

“So they are no longer two, but one (flesh). Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”
~ Matthew 19:6 (New International Version of The Bible)

“The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It’s a choice you make. Not just on your wedding day, but over and over again. And that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.”
~ Barbara De Angelis, American radio host & researcher on relationships & personal growth

“There was never anything by the wit of man so well devised, or so sure established, which in continuance of time hath not been corrupted.”
~ Book of Common Prayer

“Two human loves make one divine.”
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), English poet

Two more of my favourite wedding love quotes:
“Two persons who have chosen each other out of all the species with a design to be each other’s mutual comfort and entertainment have, in that action, bound themselves to be good-humored, affable, discreet, forgiving, patient, and joyful, with respect to each other’s frailties and perfections, to the end of their lives.”
~ Joseph Addison (1672-1719), English essayist, poet & politician

“Two souls with but a single thought,
Two hearts that beat as one.”
~ Friedrich Halm (1806-1871), Austrian dramatist, poet & short story writer [Franz Joseph von Munch-Bellinghausen]

Such beautifully romantic wedding quotations:
“United by God, two hearts share love's dream together, love's promise of forever.”
~ Unknown Author

“When love has melted and mingled two beings into an angelic and sacred unity, the secret of life is found in them; they are then but the two terms of a single destiny; they are then but the two wings of a single spirit. Love, soar!”
~ Victor Hugo (1802-1885); French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist & human rights activist, Quote from Les Misérables

Wedding love quotes also highlight the promises and committment made by each party to the other:
“When you make a sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.”
~ Joseph Campbell (1904-1987), American writer

“With this ring I thee wed, with my body I thee worship, and with all my worldly goods I thee endow.”
~ Book of Common Prayer

I hope these wedding love quotes have echoed some of the sentiment that you'd love to be shared in your wedding invitations, wedding order of service or during your wedding ceremony.

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