Devon Wedding Venue. OUR TOP 10 WEDDING POEMS

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Having a special poem incorporated into your wedding ceremony and read out to the congregation can be one of the most beautiful ways to express how you both feel about love and marriage.  Here are our top 10 poems to help give you some ideas, or you could of course come and sit amidst our stunning picturesque grounds of the finest wedding venue in Devon, and write your own love poem. 


“The Future” by Emma Salmon


In my future I see you and me

And a house and garden filled with trees.

I see dinner parties surrounded by friends

And a vegetable patch we love to tend.

I see cosy nights in front of the fire

And a four-poster bed for when we tire

I see our kitchen which will be the heart of the home

And a Victorian bath brimming with foam

I see muddy wellies by the front door

And the kids eating cookies and asking for more

I see nights in the garden camping under the stars

And shelves full of mismatching local jam jars

I see family picnics outside with the dog

And a little blue shed containing the logs

I see us sat by the window watching the snow

And reading the papers and learning to grow

I see pictures of family in quirky frames

And letters on the kids' doors spelling out their names

I see laughter, pain, kisses and tears

And helping each other to confront our fears

I see you as my friend and also my lover

Your confidant and your children’s mother

I see a wonderful future for you and I

And it's cloaked in love until we die






“A Groom’s Thoughts” by Craig Astley


Wakey wakey open your eyes

Today is the best day in both of our lives

Today we'll be joined in matrimony

Us together my Princess, you and Me


Climb out of bed my darling and begin to dress

I know today you’re sure to impress 

With a flowing outfit I am longing to see

Made more perfect with your glowing, natural beauty


Your hair’s been done perfect, your make up too

Soon we'll be married and my dreams will come true

At the church I'll be waiting for you to arrive

To begin the new chapter of the rest of our lives


There at the church I eagerly wait

For you to arrive of course fashionably late

Over the brow the car does appear

Soon you'll be in my arms with nothing to fear


The Wedding March begins the room filled with pride

To see the joining of love between myself and my bride

As you walk down the aisle the emotion is felt

And as my eyes fixes upon you my heart does melt


The ceremony begins and love fills the air

The love we feel for each other so pure so rare

With tears in our eyes we say our I do's

And promise to each other this love we won't lose


The ceremonies over, the register is signed

The woman I've married I was lucky to find

Next to the reception where good times awaits 

To celebrate the love of two perfect soul mates


At the reception the food begins to arrive

On each table conversations are alive

Two families mixing and be-coming one

New friends and acquaintances now the welcomes are done


Soon are the speeches from best man and co

With smiles and warmth from laughter in flow

Then with the toasts to us the two 

I gaze and feel my full love for you


Now the first dance in front of our guests

Stood close together chest to chest

The music is flowing my heart begins to pull

My wife in my arms my life is now full


The evening begins and the drinks start to flow

Everyone's dancing and enjoying the show

But times getting on and the room starts to empty

We thank them for coming and sharing emotions a-plenty


The evening draws to a close and soon it will end

But never will our love with me and my best friend

Our memories of this day will last forever so true

And remember my wife I will always love you!






“To Be One With Each Other” by George Eliot 


What greater thing is there for two human souls 

than to feel that they are joined together to strengthen 

each other in all labour, to minister to each other in all sorrow 

to share with each other in all gladness 

to be one with each other in the 

silent unspoken memories






"I Love you" by Roy Croft 


I love you 

Not only for who you are 

But for what I am when I am with you 

I love you 

Not only for what you have made of yourself 

But for what you are making of me

I love you for the part of me that you bring out

I love you for putting your hand into my heart 

And passing over all the foolish, weak things that you can’t help 

Dimly seeing there and drawing out, into the light all the beautiful belongings 

That no one else had looked quite far enough to find

You have done it without a touch, without a word, without a sign





"To Love is Not to Possess" by James Kavanaugh


To love is not to possess 

To own or imprison 

Nor to lose one's self in another 

Love is to join and separate 

To walk alone and together 

To find a laughing freedom 

That lonely isolation does not permit 

It is finally to be able 

To be who we really are 

No longer clinging in childish dependency 

Nor docilely living separate lives in silence

It is to be perfectly one’s self

And perfectly joined in permanent commitment 

To another--and to one's inner self 

Love only endures when it moves like waves 

Receding and returning gently or passionately 

Or moving lovingly like the tide 

In the moon's own predictable harmony

Because finally, despite a child's scars 

Or an adult's deepest wounds 

They are openly free to be 

Who they really are--and always secretly were 

In the very core of their being 

Where true and lasting love can alone abide



Author Unknown

When the one whose hand you're holding 

Is the one who holds your heart 

When the one whose eyes you gaze into 

Gives your hopes and dreams their start

When the one you think of first and last

Is the one who holds you tight

And the things you plan together 

Make the whole world seem just right

When the one whom you believe in 

puts their faith and trust in you

You've found the one and only love

You'll share your whole life through


Author Unknown

This day I married my best friend

the one I laugh with as we share life's wondrous zest

as we find new enjoyments and experience all that's best

The one I live for because the world seems brighter

as our happy times are better and our burdens feel much lighter

The one I love with every fibre of my soul

We used to feel vaguely incomplete, now together we are whole




“These I Can Promise” Mark Twain

I cannot promise you a life of sunshine

I cannot promise riches, wealth, or gold

I cannot promise you an easy pathway

That leads away from change or growing old

But I can promise all my heart's devotion

A smile to chase away your tears of sorrow

A love that's ever true and ever growing

A hand to hold in yours through each tomorrow




“Ever Increasing Circles” by Helen Marsh

Joining hands, we become a circle 

Complete, connected and timeless

We are whole, but not exclusive

We are one and we will live as one

But with endless others encircled around us


Our marriage is neither beginning or end

But a natural progression of our union

Which finds us bound but not restricted

All that was separate yields and flows

Softly, towards the shared path of our future


On the foundation of past knowledge

We build modern family, a space of love

An expanding community of new and old

Emitting love, light and sublime acceptance

We find all things reflected back at us 

Everything is provided for


Together we hand-craft our next life phase

It is all embracing, welcoming and generous

The sensuous safety of our self-made space

Helps us to live bravely and without boundaries

Here we nurture, thrive and multiply


All history is ours now, set down by us, made by us

Strong roots continually feed us, everything is possible

We grow, we build, we share eternally now

And holding hands, we look up, prepare

For there is still far to go...




“Proud” by Louise Wilson

As I approach the dark, wooden open doors

As I hear the music start to play

A rush of excitable nerves take my fear

As I remember what it took to get to this day 


Hiding beneath a display of friendship

Creating a web of lies

Not knowing everyone was watching me fall in love

The love in my heart shining through my eyes 


Defeating opinions and comments shared

Telling everyone, I am in love! 

My heart taken by a beautiful woman

For once, love is enough 


So here I am today

Walking towards you so very proud

I am in awe as I only see your beauty

Can't hear the music nor see the crowd


I take your hand in mine

How we fit so perfect, so cleverly 

By far the most perfect day in my life

Our proud civil ceremony