Wedding readings don’t always have to have religious context or meanings. In fact, on Rock My Wedding, we have a multitude of wedding readings about love and friendship that have no religious meaning and are perfect for most civil, handfasting, humanist and symbolic ceremonies. Today’s wedding reading is Ever-Increasing Circles by Helen Marsh. This poem is about how when you marry someone, you become one. You are an infinite circle of love that grows as you grow as people and, perhaps, as your family grows with pets or children. It’s a metaphorical and romantic poem that talks about having strong foundations to prepare you for married life. Do you think this is the wedding reading for you? Download a PDF version of this reading!

Ever-Increasing Circles

by Helen Marsh

Joining hands, we become a circle,
Complete, connected and timeless,
We are whole, but not exclusive,
We are one and we will live as one,
But with endless others encircled around us,


Our marriage is neither beginning or end,
But a natural progression of our union,
Which finds us bound but not restricted,
All that was separate yields and flows,
Softly, towards the shared path of our future,


On the foundation of past knowledge,
We build modern family, a space of love,
An expanding community of new and old,
Emitting love, light and sublime acceptance,
We find all things reflected back at us,
Everything is provided for,


Together we hand-craft our next life phase,
It is all embracing, welcoming and generous,
The sensuous safety of our self made space,
Helps us to live bravely and without boundaries,
Here we nurture, thrive and multiply,


All history is ours now, set down by us, made by us,
Strong roots continually feed us, everything is possible,
We grow, we build, we share eternally now,
And holding hands, we look up, prepare,
For there is still far to go…

Ever-Increasing Circles

If Ever-Increasing Circles by Helen Marsh is the wedding reading for you, print off your free copy below!

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We think that Ever-Increasing Circles by Helen Marsh would be an incredible wedding reading for a handfasting ceremony with its mention of ‘joining hands’. What actually is a handfasting ceremony? Take a look at our handfasting ceremony guide for all the info. If you’re shopping for your wedding rings, you’ll need our tips and tricks! 

Leah Blundell

Written by Leah Blundell

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