Here’s another ceremony reading for you! This one holds special meaning for me as, like some of the few I’ve shared before, we used this for our wedding. Not only that, next week my husband and I will be  celebrating our five year anniversary and these words by Louis de Bernières truly reflect part of our amazing and hopefully never-ending  journey!

Wedding Reading: Excerpt from Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières | Jose Villa PhotographyCouple by Jose Villa Photography

Excerpt from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières

Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of eternal passion. That is just being “in love” which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Those that truly love, have roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two.

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