Wedding Poems, Wedding Blessings

Sometimes, we find it hard to give an expression to out feelings of love and caring. These are often the most important moments in our lives and when we arrive at these moments we'd better be prepared. On your wedding day, you may have to stand up and deliver your tearjerker in front of an audience of friends and loved ones.

In this hub, I present my selection of timeless wedding poems and blessings from multiple sources and cultures around the world. They may serve as a boilerplate from which you can create your own personal wedding vows and love poems to show your love, caring and affection to your other half.

I hope that in these thoughts and readings you will be able to discover new ideas and draw on the words of others to make your wedding vows, blessings and poems your own, and your big day more spiritually expressive of you.

Native American Wedding
Native American Wedding

Native American Wedding Poems and Blessings


Apache Wedding Blessing

Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be
the shelter for the other. Now you will feel no
cold, for each of you will be the warmth for the
other. Now you are two persons, but there is only
one life before. Go now to your dwelling place to
enter into the days of your life together. And may
your days be good and long upon the earth.


—APACHE WEDDING BLESSING

Eskimo Wedding Blessing

May you walk in beauty.
May there be beauty before you.
May there be beauty behind you.
My there be beauty above and below you.


—ESKIMO BLESSING

Navajo Wedding Blessing

May you find the strength of an eagle’s wings,
And the courage and faith to soar to great heights,
And may you be granted the universal wisdom to
carry you there.


—NAVAJO SONG OF BLESSING AFTER VOWS

Chippewa Wedding Poem

Oh, I am thinking
Oh, I am thinking
I have found my lover
Oh, I am sure it is so.


—CHIPPEWA POEM OF BETROTHAL

Shoshone Wedding Poem

The white star at twilight is fair, and the sky
clears at the day’s end,
but she is more fair to me, more dear to me, she is
my heart’s friend.


—TRADITIONAL SHOSHONE LOVE POEM

Aztec Wedding Blessing

I know not whether thou has been absent:
I lie down with thee, I rise up with thee,
In my dreams thou art with me.
If my eardrops tremble in my ears,
I know it is thou moving within my heart.


—AZTEC WEDDING PRAYER

Cherokee Wedding Blessing

God in heaven above please protect the ones we
love.
We honor all you created as we pledge our hearts
and lives together.
We honor mother-earth—and ask for our marriage
to be abundant and grow stronger through the
seasons;
We honor fire—and ask that our union be warm
and glowing with love in our hearts;
We honor wind—and ask we sail though life safe
and calm as in our father’s arms;
We honor water—to clean and soothe our
relationship that it may never thirst for love;
With all the forces of the universe you created, we
pray for harmony and true happiness as we
forever grow young together. Amen.


—CHEROKEE PRAYER

Japanese Wedding
Japanese Wedding

Eastern Wedding Poems and Blessings


Ancient Japanese Wedding Poems

Alone in bed
her image clearly comes—
I can see her long hair,
feel it smooth
to the touch of my palms.


—FUJIWARA TEIKA, ANCIENT JAPAN

You left impressions unforgettable
and when I view our moon
your image surfaces
and that love seems forever.


—SAIGYO, ANCIENT JAPAN

Chinese Wedding
Chinese Wedding

Chinese Wedding Poems

My boat is floating on the sky.
And I am also as my beloved is a dream mirrored
on my heart.


—TUFU, CHINESE LOVE POEM

When one has a young woman’s love, who would
then envy the immortal gods?


—LITAIPO, CHINESE LOVE POEM 

I Ching

When two people are at one
in their inmost hearts,
they shatter even the strength of iron or bronze.
And when two people understand each other
in their inmost hearts,
their words are sweet and strong,
like the fragrance of orchids.


—EXCERPT FROM THE I CHING 

Tao Te Ching

Your love is from life’s great mystery
It lies beneath a great quiet lake...
It is like the deep truth of a dark well.
Your love is purity and coolness...
You have no need to make waves in the water
You have no need to dig another well
You only have need to watch yourself with clarity
And drink deeply from your love.


—TAO THE CHING

Buddhist Marriage Teaching

There is nothing without a cause. The coming
together of this man and woman is not an
accident; it is the foreordained result of numerous
previous lives. This bond cannot be made less or
broken. In the time ahead, this joyous occasion
will arrive as surely as the morning even though
difficult times will arrive as inevitably as the
darkening night sky. When things go joyously,
take the time to meditate. When things cause you
sadness, take the time to meditate. To only say the
words “love and compassion” comes easily. But to
know that love and compassion are dependent on
perseverance and patience is not easy. If you
remember this, your marriage will have strength
and be everlasting.


—BUDDHIST MARRIAGE TEACHING

Tamil Wedding
Tamil Wedding

Tamil Wedding Poems

What relation could my mother be
to yours? What relation is my father
to yours? And how
did you and I meet ever?
But in love our hearts are as the red
earth and pouring rain:
mingled
beyond parting.


—TAMIL POEM

My love for you is bigger than earth,
and higher than the sky,
more unfathomable than the seas
is this love for this man.


—TAMIL POEM 

There is only one caste, the caste of humanity.
There is only one religion, the religion of love.
There is only one language, the language of the
heart.


—SATHYA SAI BABA

Hindu Love Poem

Let the earth of my body be mixed with the earth
my beloved walks on.
Let the fire of my body be the light in the mirror
that reflects his face.
Let the water of my body combine with the water
of the lotus pool he bathes in.
Let the breath of my body be air soothing his
exhausted limbs.
Let me be calm sky over my beloved.


—HINDU LOVE POEM

Muslim Wedding
Muslim Wedding

Arabic and Egyptian Wedding Blessing and Poems

Arabic Wedding Blessing

You are my friend. And a friend is one to whom
one may pour out all the contents of one’s heart,
chaff and grain together, knowing that the
gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what
is worth keeping and, with the breath of kindness,
blow the rest away.


—ARABIC BLESSING

Turkoman Wedding Poem

As even the ant brought gifts to Solomon,
So do I bring my soul, my love, to you.


—TURKOMAN LOVE SONG 

Afghan Wedding Poem

My grief has come to an end. Now is the season
of joy. The flowers of Spring are like jewels in my
green garden. Let us walk together through its
paths. Go! Tell the nightingale that Spring is
here.

And tell the poet to come with his lute. Let him
sing us a song of the flowers of Spring. I only
pray that you do not listen to the parrot
whispering to the rose that Autumn will soon
arrive.

With Spring my love you have returned to me,
and again I gaze on the moon of my great
delight. Let us leave it to others to have their
festivals. Our only festival is when, in Spring, I
can see my love’s footsteps through the garden like
twin flowers on their toes. And I will be in love’s
soft arms.


—AFGHAN LOVE SONG 

She is the only girl. There are no others.
She is more beautiful than any other.
She is a star goddess arising.
She has captured my heart.


—EGYPTIAN LOVE POEM

Ancient Egyptian Wedding Poems

O my beautiful one.
Are you not my health and my life?
You are health to the heart that finds you.


—ANCIENT EGYPTIAN LOVE POEM

I take in as my breath the sweet air that comes
from you.
I witness your beauty every day.
I desire to hear your voice on the north wind each
day so the strength in my arms may be reborn
with your love.
Call for me through eternity, and I will always be
there.


—ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TEXT

To love you is like having a luscious fruit ripening
in my hand,
Like having dates swimming in my honey wine.
The moment lingers.
The taste lasts.
We will remain joined until the end of years.
We will remain together in the endless line of
hours.
We shall join together in this taste of bread and
wine.


—ANCIENT EGYPTIAN POEM 

Egyptian Wedding
Egyptian Wedding
Celtic Wedding
Celtic Wedding

European Wedding Blessings and Poems


Celtic Wedding Blessing

Let there be peace between neighbors.
Let there be peace between family.
Let there be peace between each of us.
Let there be peace between husband and wife.
Let there be peace in our hearts.


—CELTIC BLESSING

Irish Wedding Blessing

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
May God be with you and bless you;
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home,
And may the hand of a friend always be near.
May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.


—IRISH BLESSINGS

Well, when one happens on his own particular half, the two of them are wondrously thrilled with affection and intimacy and love, and are hardly to be induced to leave each other’s side for a single moment. These are they who continue together throughout life. No one could imagine this to be the mere amorous connection: obviously the soul of each is wishing for something else that it cannot express. Suppose that Hephaestus should ask, “Do you desire to be joined in the closest possible union, that so long as you live, the pair of you, being as one, may share a single life?” Each would unreservedly deem that he had been offered just what he was yearning for all the time.

—PLATO, THE SYMPOSIUM

From this day forward,
You shall not walk alone.
My heart will be your shelter,
And my arms will be your home.

—AUTHOR UNKNOWN 

True love is a sacred flame
That burns eternally,
And none can dim its special glow
Or change its destiny.
True love speaks in tender tones
And hears with gentle ear,
True love gives with open heart
And true love conquers fear.
True love makes no harsh demands,
It neither rules nor binds,
And true love holds with gentle hands
The hearts that it entwines.


—AUTHOR UNKNOWN

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howcurecancer 5 years ago

I love your hub, so many nations, so many traditions.


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Haunty 5 years ago from Hungary Author

Thanks.


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Sophia Masika 5 years ago from Everywhrere figuratively

its lovely! thw whole collection. Its amazing how the world is connected.


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WedPhotoCards 5 years ago

Traditional wedding from different countries amazing!


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kashish786 5 years ago from Juneau

wow such a variation , so much cultural touch in the hub thanks


fashion 5 years ago

Very interesting page.All wedding poems of some countries are nice.

I like it.


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RalphGreene 5 years ago

Great information about wedding poems.I love seeing at those pictures from different cultures. They are all lovely.


naturalsolutions 5 years ago

That poems are really inspiring, in every lines there's a great point and romantic words. I always treasure that kind of poems.


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weddingdiva 5 years ago

Wow, amazing. Great collection.


Guest 4 years ago

Not to be a downer, but the "eskimo wedding blessing" is actually part of the Navajo Beautyway ceremony chant.


weddingair 4 years ago from CA

Great Post reaaly wonderful to know the all poems ofg all region.


Ashley 4 years ago

Nice collection you got there! Wedding poems are really sweet and so inspiring!


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Emma Jones 4 years ago from New York, New York

love love love u r hub , its all thoughtful poems .


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Shannon Paigah 4 years ago from Irvine, CA

I found the Apache wedding blessing to be quite comforting. Nice hub!!


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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

These are so wonderful. Thanks for such a marvelous hub! Tao Te Ching, and the Apache Wedding Blessing are my favorites. Nicely done.


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kezan98 4 years ago from UK

This is such a well researched hub, so much information here. Perfect for any couple who want a meaningful poem to read at their wedding.


Pf 3 years ago

I wondered what the origin of the Arabic blessing is? Appreciate any information on it.


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SallyTX 22 months ago from Only In Texas!

Such lovely and interesting information! Voted up, awesome, beautiful and interesting! ;D

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