Wordsmith

Declarations of Love

Happy Valentine's Day, lovely brides to-be. In celebration of the day, we're piling on the mushy gushy in the form of our very favorite written iterations of love. Having trouble coming up with material for your card–or a love letter of your own? Get inspired with these heart-melting declarations of affection. We know we're completely smitten with them.

"I love you without knowing how, or when or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride. So I love you because I know no other way than this. Where I does not exist nor you. So close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep." -Pablo Neruda, Sonnet XVII

"I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand, and the Eskimos had 100 words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep, and there are no words for that." -Brian Andreas, Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas

"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul." -Judy Garland

"I didn't plan on falling in love with you. And I doubt if you planned on falling in love with me. But once we met, it was clear that neither of us could control what was happening to us. We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created. For me, love like that has only happened once and that's why every moment we spent together has been seared into my memory. I'll never forget a single moment of it." -Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

"In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you." -Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice

Categories: Bride + Groom