If you're looking for a simple but beautiful wedding reading, then I Love You by Roy Croft just might be the poem for you. Although is is debated over whether Croft was the true author of the poem, the sentiment remains. And that sentiment is, of course, love! It's romantic, heartfelt and short enough to accompany another reading in your ceremony. We have a free printable copy or a jpeg down blow for you to Pin, happy reading!

I Love You

By Roy Croft

I love you,
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am when I am with you.

I love you,
Not only for what you have made of yourself,
But for what you are making of me.

I love you for
the part of me that you bring out;
I love you for
putting your hand into my heaped-up heart
And passing over all the foolish, weak things
that you can’t help dimly seeing there,
And for drawing out into the light
All the beautiful things
that no one else had looked
Quite far enough to find.

I love you because you have done
More than any creed
Could have done
To make me good,
And more than any fate could have done
To make me happy.

You have done it
Without a touch,
Without a word,
Without a sign.


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I Love You by Roy Croft Wedding Poem

If I Love You by Roy Croft is the one for you then great, our work here is done! However, if you're looking for another reading to go alongside it, we have a whole roundup of wedding poems that make good readings. Looking for something more entertaining? Then our funny wedding readings should do the trick. If love songs are your jam, then you'll enjoy our 12 favourite love songs that make good wedding readings.

Helena Milsom

Written by Helena Milsom

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