Wedding Reading Ideas: #1 'Love Is A Temporary Madness'

Updated: Apr 22

Struggling To Find Readings For Your Ceremony? We’ve Got You Covered


Finding those special words you want to hear for your ceremony can be tough! There are tonnes of options out there, and sometimes it’s hard to find the one that’s right for your big day. Before choosing the reading though. there are a few things to consider. Is your ceremony a religious ceremony? Does your priest have a ‘list’ they’d prefer you choose from? Are you having a non-religious ceremony that gives you a bit more freedom in choice? Aside from all those things, you also have to consider who’s going to do the reading? This series will give you a few ideas on some pieces that I really like, and that might help make your ceremony that little bit more magic!


Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis de Bernières (Non Religious)

My first pick is from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. (Yep, the movie with Nicolas Cage in it!) It’s a fantastic piece on what Love truly is, which I very rarely hear at weddings. It’s a gorgeous piece on what real Love truly is, after the initial explosions and sparks and fireworks, it’s the constant flame that remains after all that. John Hurt delivered it perfectly in the movie, but if John Hurt isn’t available for your big day, then I’m sure someone in the room can do it justice.




“Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots

have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion, It is not the desire to mate every second minute of the day,

it is not lying awake at night Imagining that he is kissing every cranny of your body. … That is just being ‘in love’, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, And this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Those that truly love have roots that grow towards each other underground, And when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches, They find that they are one tree and not two.”



That’s it guys and girls, there are loads more ideas for some amazing wedding readings in the blog, and if you have any more ideas, feel free to get in touch with them too! If you’d like to know more, feel free to reach out to me, but for now, have an amazing day, enjoy planning your big day, and enjoy the wedding, and enjoy married life even more!

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