Alternative Ceremony Readings

There are many couples that are non-traditional and would like to incorporate readings into their ceremony but do not want to do scripture readings.  I was so excited when Alyssa and Brandon told me of their idea of doing Lyric’s of love instead.  What might this be you ask? Each member of the bridal party read a lyric from the couple’s favorite songs during the ceremony to further share with the crowd their words of love.

It further helps that Brandon is a musician and actual sung and wrote a song for his lovely bride during the reception. Stay tuned for the video of that soon.  But for now I would love to share those lyrics with you:


Don’t go changing to try and please me
You never let me down before
Don’t imagine you’re too familiar
And I don’t see you anymore
I would not leave you in times of trouble
We never could have come this far
I took the good times, I’ll take the bad times
I love you just the way you are
– Billy Joel, “Just the Way you are”

You say you want diamonds on a ring of gold
You say you want your story to remain untold
But all the promises we make from the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you.
– U2, “All I want is You”

I look and stare so deep in your eyes
I touch on you more and more every time
When you leave i’m beggin you not to go
Call your name two, three times in a row
Such a funny thing for me to try to explain
How i’m feeling and my pride is the one to blame
Yeah, cause i know i don’t understand
Just how your love can do what no one else can
– Beyonce, “Crazy in Love”

And with all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
And I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I loved you more
– The Beatles, “In my life”

At last my love has come along,
my lonely days are over
and life is like a song
– Etta James, “At Last”

I’m awake, you’re still sleeping
The sun will rise like yesterday
Everything that we are now
Is everything we can’t let go
Or its gone forever, far away
I hope tomorrow is like today.
– Guster “I hope tomorrow is like today”

However far away, I will always love you
However long I stay, I will always love you
Whatever words I say, I will always love you
– The Cure, “Love Song”

Can’t explain all the feelings that you’re making me feel
My heart’s in overdrive and you’re behind the steering wheel
I believe in a thing called love
Just listen to the rhythm of my heart
– The Darkness, “I believe in a thing called love”

If I wrote you a symphony,
Just to say how much you mean to me, what would you do?
If I told you you were beautiful
Would you date me on the regular, tell me would you?
Well baby I’ve been around the world
But I ain’t seen myself another girl like you
This ring here represents my heart
But there’s just one thing I need from you, say “I do”
– Justin Timberlake, “My love”

There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done
Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game, it’s easy
All you need is love.
– The Beatles, “All you need is love”

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