Romantic Quotes

For Your Wedding

To celebrate Book Week Scotland we thought we’d take a look at some of our favourite romantic literary quotes. From table names, to ceremony readings there’s lots of inspiration to get stuck into…

Quotes for wedding
romantic wedding quotes

If you’re a lover of literature you might want to delve into the classics for inspiration. Here’s a few to start with:
“You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind
“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” Emily Bronte, Withering Heights
“He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning-fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete.” F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Romantic quotes for weddings

Or for something more modern, how about a reading from your favourite book as part of your ceremony?
“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” John Green, The Fault in our Stars
“Is it that happy stretch of time when the lovers set to chronicling their passion. When no glance, no tone of voice is so fleeting but it shines with significance. When each moment, each perception is brought out with care, unfolded like a precious gem from its layers of the softest tissue paper and laid in front of the beloved – turned this way and that, examined, considered.” Ahdaf Soueif, The Map of Love
“Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever. It’s like the tide going out, revealing whatever’s been thrown away and sunk: broken bottles, old gloves, rusting pop cans, nibbled fishbodies, bones. This is the kind of thing you see if you sit in the darkness with open eyes, not knowing the future.” Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye
“I’ll be looking for you, Will, every moment, every single moment. And when we do find each other again, we’ll cling together so tight that nothing and no one’ll ever tear us apart. Every atom of me and every atom of you… We’ll live in birds and flowers and dragonflies and pine trees and in clouds and in those little specks of light you see floating in sunbeams… And when they use our atoms to make new lives, they wont’ just be able to take one, they’ll have to take two, one of you and one of me, we’ll be joined so tight…They lay side by side, hand in hand, looking at the sky.” Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass

Quotes on love for wedding

And for something different you could opt for a quote form one of your favourite childhood books. After all who doesn’t love Winnie the Pooh?
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” Dr Seuss
“The point about love, the essential point, was that we loved what we loved. We did not choose. We just loved.” Alexander McCall Smith, The Right Attitude to Rain
“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” AA Milne, Winnie the Pooh
Looking for the perfect reading, for your wedding, or inspired for your table names. We’d love to hear your ideas. Alie x


Photographed by Fraser Cameron Photography

at Wedderburn Castle


Inspired by their love of the countryside, Elaine and Nick opted for an outdoor ceremony. Packed with pretty and loaded with love, this wedding day looks like so much fun. Even Willow the dog was catered for…


Love at first sight or gradual attraction?
We met through friends and there was definitely an initial spark but it took a while for that to blossom into a proper relationship!
We were inspired by…
We live in the countryside so focussed on creating a rustic, countryside feel and we were lucky enough to have the ceremony outside.
How did you personalise your wedding?
The most important thing to us was that the wedding ‘felt like us’. We tried to make as much as possible – invitations, website, decorations, lawn games, confetti cones, favours, cakes, signposts, toiletry boxes – the list goes on!! It was a lot of work but we did it gradually and really enjoyed the process. Our family and friends were brilliant at helping out, especially with setting up the venue. It was lovely to see how much our guests appreciated these personal touches.
It was really important to us to include our dog, Willow, in our wedding as she is such a big part of our lives. This narrowed down our venue options considerably but was great fun having her there!


What was on your wedding menu?
We had canapés with sangria and beer on the castle lawn after the ceremony. Instead of a traditional three course wedding breakfast, we opted for afternoon tea. This is something we enjoy doing together for special occasions and seemed like a perfect choice for our wedding. Despite the fact that the bride is a vegetarian the groom is a meat lover we had a hog roast as an evening supper. We supplied the ingredients so guests could make s’mores over the fire pit in the evening.
We had ‘At Last’ by Eva Cassidy as our first dance. We both love the song plus it seemed an appropriate title as we had been together for 11 years before the big day! Even although we have actually been for dancing lessons in the past, we decide against a choreographed routine so we could just relax and have fun without the worry of remembering steps!
Think about what is most important to you and your husband-to-be and focus on those things when planning. It really does go by as fast as everyone says, so make sure you spend plenty of time together on the day and take it all in.
Also, make sure Pinterest becomes your new best friend!!
Honeymoon or mini-moon?
We actually booked our honeymoon before our wedding venue! We went on safari in Kenya followed by a relaxing week in the Seychelles. It was absolutely amazing!
We had each of our brothers do a reading during the ceremony. We had adapted the poems so they suited us better. It was really special standing together with them reading words that meant so much about our life.
Why Scotland?
It’s home; always has been, always will be.


I love that Elaine and Nick picked their wedding venue around their dog Willow. Anyone else got any special criteria for wedding venue selection? Alie x
Wedding Venue – Wedderburn Barns, Duns
Photographer – Fraser Cameron Photography. Fraser Cameron ended up feeling more like a guest at our wedding as he was so much fun and easy to get along with.
Hairdresser – Keith Marshall has got such skill, it is fabulous to watch him working.
Make-up artist – Rebekah Mcvitie is a true artist. Beautiful, natural make-up that lasted all day.
Wedding dress – Freja Designer Dressmaking. Mette is such a pleasure to work with. She created exactly what I asked for in a beautiful soft lace.
Shoes – ‘Penny’ by Rainbow Club
Accessories – Necklace and bracelet from Galerie Mirages. Hair comb borrowed from my bridesmaid and earrings borrowed from MoG’s friend.
Groom’s outfit supplier – Kinloch Anderson
Bridesmaids’ dresses – Susan Gregory, Edinburgh
Florist – Mill Pond Flower Farm provided buckets of local, seasonal flowers for us to arrange, plus the bouquets and buttonholes.
Stationery – Handmade by the bride using lavender from the garden.
Celebrant – Ivan Middleton
Piper – Jonny Simpson from Reel Time Events
Cake – Variety of sandwich cakes made by the bride – Laineybakes (everyone thought I was crazy when I decided to do this but I loved doing it and it wasn’t nearly as stressful as I expected!)
Transport – Ecosse Classic Wedding Cars
Caterer – The Orde Food Company was arranged by
Band – Bon Stovi ceilidh band. They also played during our ceremony and lawn drinks
Additional Suppliers – We hired various props from Living by Liz, including whiskey barrels and shepherd hooks. The Green Cockatoo provided the 3-tiered cake plates for afternoon tea and a beautiful knife and slice for cutting our cakes.

mette - November 23, 2015 - 8:59 am

totally made my day seeing this gorgeous smiley bride on your blog, her attention to detail on the wedding planing takes my breath away.
thank you for the feature x