12th December 2021

Wedding Readings for Your Second Wedding: The Beauty of Love

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Welcome back to our Sunday segment, Wedding Readings Ideas. Here we source and share some of our favourite texts perfect for weddings. This week we are focusing on wedding readings for your second wedding. We try and include a variety of ideas so that there is a reading suggestion for every kind of speech at every kind of wedding!

However, if you are looking for a reading suggestion for a specific event, please feel free to leave us a comment. We would love to help you source one.

The Reading

This week’s reading is “The Beauty of Love” which is an anonymous piece.


The question is asked: “Is there anything more beautiful in life than a young couple clasping hands and pure hearts in the path of marriage? Can there be anything more beautiful than young love?”

And the answer is given: “Yes, there is a more beautiful thing.

“It is the spectacle of an old man and an old woman finishing their journey together on that path. Their hands are gnarled but still clasped, their faces are seamed but still radiant; their hearts are physically bowed and tired but still strong with love and devotion. Yes, there is a more beautiful thing than young love. Old love.”


Why We love It

This is one of our favourite wedding readings for your second wedding. This is because it plays on the idea of young and old love. We like this reading as a tongue in cheek reference to an older marrying couple. It beautifully romanticises being older, and shows that you don’t have to be in your 20s to have a beautiful love story. The references to a long journey work well here. The metaphors illustrate the long path you have taken to find each other.

If you like this reading, keep your eyes peeled next Sunday and every Sunday from here on out. We will share more wedding readings for your second wedding, vow renewals, and more.