It’s January, which means the planning for my daughter’s June wedding is in full swing. This is not the backyard kind of swing that your dad hangs from a tree branch. This is amusement park, three stories high, don’t puke on the guy behind you, swing.
We’re actually doing fairly well and the checklist has lots of little tick-marks.
One thing we are still working on is a collection of “love story quotes”. We’re collecting lines from our favorite movies and books. I won’t spoil her big day by saying how we plan to use them, but they are essential to the reception.
Here’s a partial list of some we have collected.
“Make of our hands one hand. Make of our hearts one heart. Make of our vows one last vow. Only death will part us now.” –West Side Story
“It seems right now that all I’ve ever done in my life is making my way here to you.” –Bridges of Madison County
“Well, it was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together… and I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home… only to no home I’d ever known… I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like… magic.” –Sleepless in Seattle
“It doesn’t matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other.” –Good Will Hunting
“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.”–Moulin Rouge
“Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”—Romeo & Juliet
I’m still collecting quotes, scanning my shelves and my brain for those unforgettably romantic movies and books. Good news is, there are plenty to choose from.
Help me out. What are your favorite romantic movies or stories?