All weddings in the Church of England include one or more readings from the Bible. There are many popular and exciting passages to consider including:
1 Corinthians, Chapter 13
The number one most popular choice for a wedding reading, probably because it talks about the power of love:
" Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude…"
Song of Solomon, Chapter 8, verses 6 & 7
A love poem between two lovers:
" Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm, for love is as strong as death... "
Colossians, Chapter 3, verses 12-17
This reading talks about the necessary ingredients for a loving relationship:
" Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony… "
Genesis, Chapter 1, verses 26 -28
This reading talks about God creating women and men to look after the earth:
" So God created human beings in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them… "
Mark, Chapter 10, verses 6-9
What marriage is all about, two people coming together to become one:
" For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh… "
You can read the full text of these passages online here.
Please also note that there are two periods in the Church year when flowers are not displayed in our churches. These are during Advent (the four weeks leading up to Christmas) and Lent (the six weeks leading up to Easter). You are still welcome to have flowers in church if your wedding falls during one of these periods but they should be removed after the wedding
What better backdrop for a wedding than a church beautifully decorated with flowers?
There are a number of options available to you regarding flowers for your wedding at our churches: