As a blogger, English Major, and PR Woman, at times I look towards a book, author, poem, or even a movie for inspiration. For this weeks Wedding Wednesday series, I’m writing about the various things that can help inspire us to write our : speech, vows, advice etc… for weddings.
This post for my Wedding Wednesday Series, is to help inspire, motivate, and give assistance to those looking for words to contruct your speech, vows, or advice for a couple/wedding. Below I’ve typed out my speech I wrote for my Sister in Law’s wedding as well as various quotes to help you. Make it personal, relatable, and speak from the heart.
Marriage is such a beautiful thing, and witnessing the love two people share is one of the most inspiring things anyone can do in their life. So writing about it in my opinion, is quite moving and motivating all on its own.
1. “Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi
2. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
– Dr. Seuss
3. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou
4. “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”
– Mignon McLaughlin
5. “I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.”– Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
6. “If I had a flower for every time thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.”– Alfred Tennyson
7. “What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life–to strength each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?” – George Eliot
8. “Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.”– Plato
9. “Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it be rather a moving sea between the shores of your souls.”– Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
10. “There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.”– Martin Luther
My Matron of Honor Speech for my Sister in Law and Brother in Law:
“Hello and Good evening. For those of you who don’t know me my name is Emily, Stacy’s, Sister-in-Law, wife to her brother, Mark. Let me first welcome you all to this joyous occasion celebrating Stacy and Antaeus. Now, I have a few words for the couple and I’d like to share it with you all.
It wasn’t too long ago, Mark and I were celebrating our wedding with family and friends. And I remember Stacy telling me how she was inspired by our wedding, the idea of marriage and its union. And I knew that not too long after she and Antaeus would be embarking on that same journey in due time. And here we are on this beautiful day, celebrating their union of marriage. The day they told us the news of their engagement, I was so overjoyed and excited for them. And when Stacy and Antaenus asked me to be part of their wedding, I felt very honored to share in their specifal day. And I couldn’t be happier for the two of them and this new chapter they are about to begin.
Here’s a quote from French novelist and Romance poet Victor Hugo, something to lead you both in your married life together. ” May you have enough happiness to keep you sweet, enough trials to keep you strong, enough hope to keep you happy, enough friends to give you comfort, enough determination to make each day a better day than yesterday.”
To conclude if we could raise our glasses and toast to the bride and groom. Congratulaions and
best of luck! I love you both! And let’s continue to enjoy the evening. Thank you!”
What inspires you when writing a speech? What are your thoughts about weddings and speech? Comment below I’d love to here from you!