Simple Ceremony Readings for Your Wedding

February 19, 2020 | brooke

photo by Maggie Grace Photography

When it comes you choosing the readings for your ceremony, you might be feeling a bit lost—especially if you’re a couple who likes to rock to the beat of your own drums and go the non-traditional route. Have no fear! We’re here to help, babes. When thinking about your ceremony readings, it’s important to choose something that represents the two of you. So, if cool and casual is your thing, a simple ceremony reading might be the best fit for your day.

Here are Junebug’s favorite simple ceremony readings for your wedding:

  1. Atticus Poetry

  2. I just need you and some sunsets.

    A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

    We ate well and cheaply
    and drank well and cheaply
    and slept well and warm together
    and loved each other.

    photo by Anni Graham

    Butterflies Rising

    you said,
    tell me where you’ve been, love

    and i thought of all the lost roads,
    and dark corners,
    and heavy work, and heartbreak,
    and of all the healing

    and i just said…
    on my way here

  3. Heart Talk by Cleo Wade

  4. And if you want love…the really good kind…you are going to have to get your hands dirty.

    Apricot Memoirs by Tessa Guinery

    Life should be lived with a spirit of
    adventure, loads of good conversation
    and a heart ready to celebrate others.
    Love your lover. Make love under the
    stars. Let your heart feel risk. Keep it
    wild. Let spontaneity lead, keep things
    fresh, and say “I love you” a million
    times a day. Share a meal and some
    rouge with your tribe. Don’t be tight-
    fisten with what’s in your hands—be
    generous! Generous with your words,
    your creativity, and your love. Live
    large, and heed to your convictions.
    Don’t let me sun set upon anger,
    and be bold even when you feel like
    retreating to your safe, little cave.
    Most importantly, have faith and,
    love God with all your heart, mind,
    and soul.

    photo by Henry Tieu Photography

  5. “the one” by Rupi Kaur

  6. they should feel like home
    a place that grounds your life
    where you go to take the day off

  7. The Nightmare Before Christmas

  8. “My dearest friend, If you don’t mind, I’d like to join you by your side. Where we could gaze into the stars, and sit together, now and forever. For it is plain as anyone could see, we’re simply meant to be.”

    photo by Katelyn Ortego

  9. Van Gogh

  10. I feel
    there is
    more truly
    than to
    love people

  11. Jane Austin “Sense & Sensibility”

  12. My heart is, and always will be, yours.

  13. Sex and the City

  14. “His hello was the end of her endings. Her laugh was their first step down the aisle. His hand would be hers to hold forever. His forever was as simple as her smile. He said she was what was missing. She said instantly she knew. She was a question to be answered. And his answer was ‘I do.’”

    photo by Maggie Grace Photography

  15. Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith

  16. “Love lets you find those hidden places in another person, even the ones they didn’t know were there, even the ones they wouldn’t have thought to call beautiful themselves.”

  17. “There Will Be Time” by Mumford and Sons, featuring Baaba Maal

  18. But in the cold light I live to love and adore you
    It’s all that I am, it’s all that I have
    In the cold light I live, I only live for you
    It’s all that I am, it’s all that I have

    photo by Cedar & Pines

  19. Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne

  20. 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.

  21. Mother Teresa

  22. Spread love
    wherever you go.
    Let no one
    ever come to you
    without leaving

photo by Kayla Esparza Photograph

We hope these simple ceremony readings have you inspired, feeling a little mushy, and ready for your turn to say them at the alter!

RECOMMENDED READING: 13 Unexpected Wedding Ceremony Readings

photo by Maggie Grace Photography


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One Comment

  1. Amazing, going to reblog this for sure.

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