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…
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
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
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