To assist you with penning the perfect prose for your wedding day vows, we’ve compiled our top 10 musings on love from the greatest romeos of all time.
Take note boys: these are the silver-tongued casanovas from classic literature, poetry, music and film who were penetrating your fiancé’s dreams long before you were!
1. “You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought.” Arthur Conan Doyle’s The White Company
2. “When I leave you, I’m lost in a world of strangers. When I touch your hand, we’re alone.” Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina
3. “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.” Robert Browning’s Rabbi Ben Ezra
4. “To me you are perfect.” Love Actually
5. “I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.” John Keats’ Love Letters to Fanny Brawne
6. “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I don’t know any other way of loving.” Pablo Neruda’s Sonnet XVII
7. “When you realise you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” When Harry Met Sally
8. “Ever yours, ever mine, ever ours.” Beethoven’s My Eternally Beloved
9. “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.” Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook
10. “In you I have a measure for every woman, for everyone; in your love a measure for all that is to be.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Love Letter to Charlotte von Stein
Are there any other classics we’ve missed? Add to our list below!