Well, it sure has been a while since I last blogged! I haven’t been idle, though. Last year I performed some of the most unique, most beautiful and most special weddings of my career. I’ve also built my own off-grid home, where I’m currently living with my husband, a cantankerous cat, two mischievous pigs, and a handful of sheep. It is a pretty wonderful life.
Now that the house-building fiasco is behind me, I can pick up some of my neglected projects, including making this site a go-to resource for alternative couples in love. The first order of business is a second installment in my new Wedding Ceremony Readings column, showcasing some of my favourite ceremony readings that aren’t the typical, “Love is Patient. Love is Kind …”. The last one had some great ideas from children’s literature, and this one is all about love quotes from our favourite TV shows! Enjoy, and feel free to add your own ideas in the comments.
From – Serenity
You know what the first rule of flying is? … Love. You can learn all the math in the ‘verse, but you take a boat in the air you don’t love, she’ll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she oughta fall down, tells you she’s hurting ‘fore she keens. Makes her a home.
– Malcolm Reynolds
From – Sex and the City
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”
From – Beverly Hills 90210
I look at you and I see my best friend. Your energy and your passion inspire me in ways I never thought possible. Your inner beauty is so strong that I no longer fear being myself. I no longer fear at all. I never thought that I could find someone to love who would love me back unconditionally. And then I realized that although we are often apart, you are always with me, that you are my soul mate. You give me purpose when I feel I have none. Without you my soul would be empty, my heart broken, my being incomplete. I thank God every day that you were brought into my life, and I thank you for loving me.
From – Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Love makes you do the wacky.
Let me tell you something: when it’s dark and I’m all alone and I’m scared or freaked out or whatever, I always think, ‘What would Buffy do?’ You’re my hero. Okay, sometimes when it’s dark and I’m all alone I think, ‘What is Buffy wearing?’
– Xander to Buffy
When I say, ‘I love you,’ it’s not because I want you or because I can’t have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I’ve seen your kindness and your strength. I’ve seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You’re a hell of a woman. You’re the one
– Spike to Buffy.
From – Scrubs
“I love you. You annoy me more than I ever thought possible, but… I want to spend every irritating minute with you.”
From – Doctor Who
Do you wanna come with me? ‘Cause if you do, then I should warn you — you’re gonna see all sorts of things. Ghosts from the past. Aliens from the future. The day the Earth died in a ball of flame. It won’t be quiet, it won’t be safe, and it won’t be calm. But I’ll tell you what it will be: the trip of a lifetime!
– The Ninth Doctor
“You know when sometimes you meet someone so beautiful and then you actually talk to them and five minutes later they’re as dull as a brick? Then there’s other people, when you meet them you think, “Not bad. They’re okay.” And then you get to know them and… and their face just sort of becomes them. Like their personality’s written all over it. And they just turn into something so beautiful. Rory’s the most beautiful man I’ve ever met.”
– Amy Pond
“There are fixed points throughout time where things must stay exactly the way they are. This is not one of them. This is an opportunity! Whatever happens here will create its own timeline, its own reality, a temporal tipping point. The future revolves around you, here, now, so do good!”
– The Ninth Doctor
There’s a lot of things you need to get across this universe. Warp drive… wormhole refractors… You know the thing you need most of all? You need a hand to hold.”
– The Tenth Doctor
From – The X Files
It seems to me that the best relationships, the ones that last, are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is… suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.
– Dana Scully
From – Sherlock
To be honest, he talks about things and I phase out. She’s the same. They’re both perfectly acceptable friends in their own way but then they start talking and I wish I really had died. I am, however, quite happy that they have found each other and that they make each other happy. That’s nice, isn’t it. And it is very nice to have the place to myself without their meaningless chatter distracting me from more important things.
– Sherlock Holmen (from here)
From – Friends
Because she’s your lobster. It’s a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life. You know what? You can actually see old lobster couples walking around their tank, holding claws …
From – Grey’s Anatomy
7. “I am sure. You are my partner, my lover, my very best friend. My heart beats for you … I promise you this. I promise you to lay my heart in the palm of your hands. I promise you me.”
From – Star Trek
“My neural pathways have become accustomed to your sensory input patterns.”
“I am also fond of you, Commander.”
Cheri O’Brien to Dr. Bashir –
“Adventure. Marriage is the greatest adventure of them all. It’s filled with pitfalls and setbacks and mistakes, but it’s a journey worth taking…because you take it together.”
– Cheri O’Brien to Dr. Bashir
From – The Office
Jim: All I know is, every time I’ve been faced with a tough decision, there’s only one thing that outweighs every other concern. One thing that will make you give up on everything you thought you knew. Every instinct, every rational calculation,
Dwight: A virus?
Jim: It’s Love. No matter what happens, you gotta forget about all the other stuff. You’ve gotta forget about logic and fear and doubt. You’ve just gotta do everything you can, to get to the one woman who’s gonna make all this worth it. At the end of the day, you’ve got to jump.
From – Game of Thrones
Khal Drogo: You are the moon of my life. That is all I know and all I need to know. And if this is a dream, I will kill the man who tries to wake me.
Daenerys Targaryen: Until the sun rises in the west and sets in the east, until the rivers run dry and the mountains blow in the wind like leaves. You are my sun & stars.
From – Futurama
“I moved the stars themselves to write her a love note in the sky.”
“He’s bluffing! No creature would willingly make an idiot out of itself!”
“Obviously you’ve never been in love.”