Sample material: Romantic declarations of love

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Wedding speech material for you to use, if you want to say something especially schmaltzy

À mon amour

‘The following letter was written by French intellectual Simone de Beauvoir to her partner, and fellow philosopher, Jean‐Paul Sartre. Their relationship lasted an inspiring 51 years and what’s good enough for them…’

I’m altogether immersed in the happiness I derive from seeing you. Nothing else counts. I have you ‐ little all‐precious one, little beloved one ‐ as much today as the day before yesterday when I could see you, and I’ll have you till the day I die. After that, nothing of all that may happen to me really has any importance. Not only am I not sad, I’m even deeply happy and secure. Even the tenderest memories ‐ of all your dear expressions, or your little arms cradling the pillow in the morning ‐ aren’t painful to me. I feel myself all enfolded and sustained by your love.

Dear John

‘For all the slushy romantics here, we’ve found the perfect expression of love. This letter was written by the writer Katherine Mansfield to her husband, the writer and critic John Middleton Murray:’

Dear John,
My love for you tonight is so deep and tender that it seems to be outside myself as well. I am fast shut up like a little lake in the embrace of some big mountains. If you were to climb up the mountains, you would see me down below, deep and shining ‐ and quite fathomless, my dear. You might drop your heart into me and you’d never hear it touch bottom. I love you ‐ I love you ‐ Goodnight.

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