Today, the trend of having wedding readings from children’s books has caught on, even in Hollywood. Just ask actress Drew Barrymore, who had a passage from Margery Williams’ The Velveteen Rabbit read at her wedding to Will Kopelman.
Whether it’s from a story you or your partner grew up with, or something romantic you happened to come across, excerpts from children’s literature evoke sweet memories of innocent days and feelings.
Bernadette Chapman, director of the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners said in a statement to BBC News, “That’s the big thing with weddings now… it’s about [the couple’s] personalities. Children’s literature has become so popular because it’s inter-generational and everyone can relate to it.”
As they’re easy to read and comprehend, you can choose to rope in their young helpers to do the honours. You can even have the readings done after your religious ones, too.
Here are some excerpts, which you can consider:
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.”
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“To you I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world…”
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
“It is so beautiful to be loved as he [Laurie] loves me. He isn’t sentimental, doesn’t say much about it, but I see and feel it in all he says and does…I never knew how much like heaven this world could be, when two people love and live for one another!”
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
“Once there was a little bunny who wanted to run away. So he said to his mother, ‘I am running away.’ ‘If you run away,’ said his mother, ‘I will run after you. For you are my little bunny…’”
How Falling In Love Is Like Owning a Dog by Taylor Mali
“Love doesn’t like being left alone for long. But come home and love is always happy to see you. It may break a few things accidentally in its passion for life, but you can never be mad at love for long.”
A Lovely Love Story by Edward Monkton
“I like this Lovely Other Dinosaur, thought the Dinosaur.
She is beautiful and she is different and she smells so nice.
She is also a free spirit which is a quality I much admire in a dinosaur…
For she fills our life with beautiful thoughts and wonderful surprises…”
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