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Over the years of working as adventure wedding photographers we’ve heard some beautiful adventure wedding readings and quotes on love. That might mean nature and love poems, quotes, and readings. We’re excited to share the best wedding quotes we’ve heard with you!

As you can imagine, I always love when a couple puts some time, thought, and intention into building their ceremony. Wedding ceremonies are important. (If you want some free relationship advice, a healthy relationship is about spending time on important things.) The words that are said, the vows that are exchanged, and the promises made are a big part of the celebration.

In fact, what are we gathering to celebrate other than a commitment? Essentially, the ceremony itself states what exactly that commitment means to the couple, and what marriage means to the couple. For us, love is an adventure and one that we’re excited to continue hand-in-hand!

love is an adventure – and the wedding is only day one

Today we’re excited to share some wedding readings about the adventure that reflect that. After this, we hope you’re asking if you can Get Married on a Mountain! We’ve broken them down into the following categories.

  • Our favorite marriage adventure quotes
  • Short nature quotes on love for your wedding
  • Popular wedding readings on love and adventure
  • Religious or spiritual readings with a nature element

Enjoy these wedding quotations, wedding quotes and sayings, I hope you find something to inspire you!

Why I Love Nature and Love Poems for Weddings (non-religious)

A successful marriage requires falling, trusting, choosing, and committing. Every day.
Happy marriages begin at the edge of your comfort zone where the adventure is. A successful marriage grows from the lesson learned through the process.

Connecting to nature quotes can remind us that love is an adventure and sometimes it’s hard, risky, and challenging. But nature teaches us how to grow as individuals and couples. The best readings for weddings non-religious, in my opinion, have their own spirituality. The spirituality of nature and the lessons we can learn from the natural world.

If you’ve heard of the concept of twin flames you’ll know that your twin flame is someone whose love is powerful enough to encourage you to meet your own soul and do the hard work of being your best self. That’s an adventure! Whenever we hear an unusual wedding readings non religious we try to add it to this post!

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our favorite adventure wedding readings and quotes

Enjoy these happy marriage quotes inspired by adventure! Whether you’re seeking pagan wedding vows, funny tying the knot quotes,  alternative wedding readings or spiritual saying to tie the knot, I hope you find what you’re looking for.

These quotes can be added to your nature wedding ceremony script or built around it for a nature inspired wedding ceremony script.

1. “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” – John Muir

One thing I love about John Muir is that he has memorable, recognizable, and noticeable quotes and nature-inspired readings for weddings. But I am also always hearing new ones. Seems like there’s something magical and poetic for everyone.

If you’re a John Muir fan, this is one of my favorite books for quotes by him: Meditations of John Muir: Nature’s Temple

Additionally, a lot of our brides choose where to get married very intentionally, they want a magical place to be the setting for their fairytale. A good nature quote can help set that vibe for the ceremony. For example, take this reading that one of our couples introduced me to.

2. “Forests will always hold your secrets, for that’s what forests are for. To separate and hide things. To protect, to comfort, to hold, to envelop, to demonstrate, to slow down, to hold, to teach. Go to the trees to explore your questions and dreams. Go to the tree to desire and seek. The world will listen as you walk, watch, soften, and breathe.” – Victoria Erickson

Looking for inspirational marriage poems? Check out more beautiful poems by the amazing Victoria Erickson in her book Edge of Wonder.

adventure wedding readings and quotes

nature quotes and love poems:

Next, below are some more adventure wedding readings and nature quotes love to consider. Everything from short adventure wedding quotes to longer nature-inspired readings, Native American blessings, and nature-inspired poems. Some of them we’ve heard at weddings and others just inspire us. Let me know what I missed! And be sure to check out these 3 Tricks for Planning a Remote Wedding in a Wilderness Location.

Looking for inspirational quotes wedding? Enjoy these love poems nature theme.

short adventure wedding quotes that prove love is an adventure

Here are some of our favorite short wedding quotes about adventure! Their beauty is in their simplicity. They say so much with so little.

  1. “The journey is always towards the other soul.” -D. H. Lawrence
  2. “Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” -Franklin P. Jones
  3. “Sometimes when you fall, you fly.” -Neil Gaiman
  4. “We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness — and call it love — true love.” -Robert Fulghum
  5. outdoor inspired wedding readings on love

popular adventure wedding readings

Next, some longer wedding readings that might be perfect for your ceremony as marriage promise quotes.

1. John Muir – Sings Our Love

“Wonderful how completely everything in wild nature fits into us, as if truly part and parent of us. The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing. The trees wave and the flowers bloom in our bodies as well as our souls, and every bird song, wind song, and tremendous storm song of the rocks in the heart of the mountains is our song, our very own, and sings our love.”

From Meditations of John Muir: Nature’s Temple

2. Edward Abbey – May Your Trails

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.

May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.

May your rivers flow without end, meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells, past temples and castles and poets towers into a dark primeval forest where tigers belch and monkeys howl, through miasmal and mysterious swamps and down into a desert of red rock, blue mesas, domes and pinnacles and grottos of endless stone, and down again into a deep vast ancient unknown chasm where bars of sunlight blaze on profiled cliffs, where deer walk across the white sand beaches, where storms come and go as lightning clangs upon the high crags, where something strange and more beautiful and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams waits for you — beyond that next turning of the canyon walls.”

From Edward Abbey – Desert Solitaire

3. Pierre Tielhard de Chardin – Love is an Adventure

“Love is an adventure and a conquest. It survives and develops like the universe itself only by perpetual discovery. The only right love is that between couples whose passion leads them both, one through the other, to a higher possession of their being.

Put your faith in the spirit which dwells between the two of you. You have each offered yourself to the other as a boundless field of understanding, of enrichment, of mutually increased sensibility. You will meet above all by entering into and constantly sharing one another’s thoughts, affections, and dreams. There alone, as you know, in spirit, which is arrived through flesh, you will find no disappointments, no limits. There alone the skies are ever open for your love; there alone lies the great road ahead.”

Check out books by Pierre Tielhard de Chardin

4. Sonnet 17 by Pablo Neruda

I don’t love you as if you were the salt-rose, topaz or arrow of carnations that propagate fire: I love you as certain dark things are loved, secretly, between the shadow and the soul. I love you as the plant that doesn’t bloom, and carries hidden within itself the light of those flowers, and thanks to your love, darkly in my body lives the dense fragrance that rises from the earth. 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 know no other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you; so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep it is your eyes that close.

popular religious/spiritual wedding readings with a nature element

Behold the popular readings from the word.

1. Song of Songs

If you’re looking for a religious reading, one of my favorites with a little nature inspiration is: Song of Songs 2:8-10,14,16a; 8:6-7a

“Hark! my lover—here he comes springing across the mountains, leaping across the hills. My lover is like a gazelle or a young stag. Here he stands behind our wall, gazing through the windows, peering through the lattices. My lover speaks; he says to me, “Arise, my beloved, my dove, my beautiful one, and come! “O my dove in the clefts of the rock, in the secret recesses of the cliff, Let me see you, let me hear your voice, For your voice is sweet, and you are lovely. My lover belongs to me and I to him. He says to me: “Set me as a seal on your heart, as a seal on your arm; For stern as death is love, relentless as the nether-world is devotion; its flames are a blazing fire. Deep waters cannot quench love, nor floods sweep it away.”

2. Apache Wedding Blessing – Shelter for Each other

This apache wedding poem is very fitting for nature lovers:

“Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there will be no loneliness, for each of you will be companion to the other. Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you. May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead and through all the years. May happiness be your companion and your days together be good and long upon the earth.”

3. Apache Marriage Blessing – Ride the Storms

This apache wedding prayer is a great reminder of the lessons from nature:

“Treat yourselves and each other with respect, and remind yourselves often of what brought you together. Give the highest priority to the tenderness, gentleness and kindness that your connection deserves. When frustration, difficulties and fear assail your relationship, as they threaten all relationships at one time or another, remember to focus on what is right between you, not only the part which seems wrong. In this way, you can ride out the storms when clouds hide the face of the sun in your lives — remembering that even if you lose sight of it for a moment, the sun is still there. And if each of you takes responsibility for the quality of your life together, it will be marked by abundance and delight.”

4. Cherokee Wedding Blessing – Honor and Harmony

“God in heaven above please protect the ones we love. We honor all you created as we pledge our hearts and lives together. We honor Mother Earth and ask for our marriage to be abundant and grow stronger through the seasons. We honor fire and ask that our union be warm and glowing with love in our hearts. We honor wind and ask that we sail through life safe and calm as in our father’s arms. We honor water to clean and soothe our relationship — that it may never thirst for love. With all the forces of the universe you created, we pray for harmony as we grow forever young together. Amen.”

5. Traditional Irish Blessing

May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow
May the soft winds freshen your spirit
May the sunshine brighten your heart
May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you
And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love.
May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
and the rain fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again my friend
May God hold you in the palm of his hand
May God be with you and bless you
May you see your children’s children
May you be poor in misfortunes and rich in Blessings
May you know nothing but happiness
from this day forward
May green be the grass you walk on
May blue be the skies above you,
And from this day forward.
May the joys of today
Be those of tomorrow.

marriage adventure poems

1. The Day Sky by Hafiz

Let us be like
Two falling stars in the day sky.
Let no one know of our sublime beauty
As we hold hands with God
And burn

Into a sacred existence that defies—
That surpasses

Every description of ecstasy
And love.

More poems by Hafiz: The Subject Tonight Is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz

2. The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for,
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love,
for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon.
I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow,
if you have been opened by life’s betrayals
or have became shriveled and closed
for fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain,
mine or your own,
without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy,
mine or your own,
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes
without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic,
or to remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn’t interest me if the story you’re telling me is true
I want to know if you can disappoint another
to be true to yourself
if you can bear the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.

I want to know
if you can be faithful
and therefore be trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see beauty
even when it is not pretty every day,
and if you can source your life from mysterious presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure,
yours and mine,
and still stand on the edge of a lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon, “Yes”

It doesn’t interest me to know where you live
or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up after the njght of grief and despair,
weary and bruised to the bone,
and do what needs to be done for the children.

It doesn’t interest me who you are,
how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me
and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you from the inside
when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself,
and if you truly like the company you keep
in the empty moments.

3. The Privileged Lovers by Rumi

The moon has become a dancer
at this festival of love.
This dance of light,

This sacred blessing,
This divine love,
beckons us
to a world beyond
only lovers can see
with their eyes of fiery passion.

They are the chosen ones
who have surrendered.
Once they were particles of light
now they are the radiant sun.

They have left behind
the world of deceitful games.
They are the privileged lovers
who create a new world
with their eyes of fiery passion.

4. The Prophet by Khalil Gibran

Love one another
But make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
Between the shores of your souls
Fill each other’s cup
But drink not from the same cup
Sing and dance together and be joyous,
But let each one of you be alone
Even as the strings of the lute are alone
Though they quiver with the same music
Give your hearts
But not into each other’s keeping
For only the hand of life
Can contain your hearts
And stand together
Yet not too near together
For the pillars of the temple stand apart
And the oak tree and the cypress
Grow not in each other’s shadow.

adventure wedding readings and quotes

nature themed weddings and inspiration for love

Since we tend to work with nature loving couples, we’ve notice them thoughtfully including the spirit of adventure in their wedding readings and vows. We’ve even seen couples be thoughtful about their adventure wedding invitation wording. Ideally, it seems to illustrate what they value in life, love, and marriage.

Check out more Mountain Top Wedding Ideas or The Appeal of an Adventure wedding for the full effect.

Most importantly, a shared love of nature and adventure is more than just a passion, it is often a lifestyle and a way of life. For some couples, nature is a big part of their spirituality as well. As a result, it makes sense that we turn to naturalists and poets such as John Muir for inspiration on days like these.

We hope you enjoyed these wedding readings about adventure and love! We’re shared everything from short wedding quotes to adventure wedding poems to readings on love.  We hope these adventurous readings on love will help you kick off your marriage!

What do you prefer? Short wedding quotes or longer adventure wedding poems? We’d love to hear what you’re planning to use for your wedding ceremony reading.

different nature-themed quotes:

Whether you’re looking for short wedding card verses or a unique wedding reading, I hope you found something you can use.

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quotes on paths and journeys
1. sailing marriage quotes:

“no matter how vast the sea, sometimes two ships are destined to meet”

“no matter the winds, no matter the see, I will set sail forever with thee”

“In high time or low tide, I’ll be by your side”

2. beach wedding quotes

“By the salty sea, I pledge my love to thee…”

“As the sea birds sing with their siren-like cry.

Precious few have answered our ocean’s calling,

Shouting out with eye bright and bawling.

So take this proposal and fly like the dove,

To come with me and be my love.” – Christoper Sousa

such a wedding for a few shared tears, laughs, and smiles

The impact of the right nature wedding ceremony script can lead to a few shared teams and a meaningful day. Your wedding officiant might have more ideas from biblical wedding invitation wording to
new beginning wedding quotes. Bridal phrases are on the one hand, just words. And on the other hand the ceremony is what the wedding day is really all about.

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I Bow Deeply Standing quietly by the fence, you smile your wondrous smile, I am speechless, and my senses are filled by the sounds of your beautiful song. Beginning-less and endless. I bow deeply to you. – Thich Nhat Hanh.

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