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A Reading for Bret and Megan

Matt Baetz

A few years ago my cousin Bret and his soon to be bride, Megan, asked me to write something to read at their wedding. They wanted something that reflected who they are, what they love and I think something a little less formal than Paul's Letter to the Corinthians. 

Since then a few people have asked if they could use it for their weddings, which is awesome! Enjoy!  And if you can send me a pic or video of the reading happening at your wedding! Thanks, Matt

This is what I came up with...

A few plagiarized thoughts on love, for Megan and Bret...

Love is patient. Love is kind.  Love will keep us together.

Over the years Bret and Megan have had some help interpreting love thanks to some pretty famous people.

Defining love usually begins with a question.

What is love? Who do you love? Is this Love? Could you be loved? Don't you want somebody to love?

Hello, I love you... won't you tell me your name? Could it be I'm falling in Love? Can you feel the love the tonight? Why do fools fall in love?

Have I told you lately, that I love you?

Questioning love leads to thinking you know all about love...

Thanks to Huey Lewis and the News we know that the power of love is a curious thing.

You can't buy me love. Apparently, in Jamaica there is only one love. Stephen Stills suggested that when all else fails it's okay to love the one you're with.

Stop! In the name of love.

Love can happen in an elevator.

Love is a battlefield. Which is why and I could be wrong here but thats why we have Radar Love.

Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs. And really, what's wrong with that? I'd like to know.

You're nobody till somebody loves you. But not to worry because everybody loves somebody sometime and the truth is you can't hurry love. Which admittedly is a little worisome when you consider that all you need is love.

But more than anything, love is personal.

It is requests: Love me tender. Love me Do. Turn on your love light. I want a whole lotta love.

It is exclamations: How sweet it is to be loved by you.! I will always love you! I would do anything for love! Oh, but I won't do that. I can't help falling in love with you. I can't get enough of your love baby.

The truth is we're all looking for an endless love and with a little luck in the end she loves you, yeah yeah yeah.

Oh and P.S.... I Love You.

When I spoke to Bret and Megan about their wedding they mentioned how they wanted it to be a unique event that touched on who they are and the things they share together as a couple. Â And so in closing I wanted to mention a few lines from movies that capture what their love is all about.

Smiling is my favorite. You make me smile. That makes you my favorite.

In my opinion the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person will still think the sun shines out of your ass.  That's the kind of person that's worth sticking with.

Look I guarantee there all be tough times.  But I also guarantee that if I don't ask you to be mine, I'll regret it for the rest of my life, because I know, in my heart, you're the only one for me.

I've been doing some thinking and the thing is, I love you. I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.