So, you're looking for the right words to express your love with, well, we're here to show you that Henry James' The Portrait of a Lady would make for an excellent wedding reading. If those super lovey-dovey wedding readings aren't for you, then this one might be more of your vibe. If you decide it is, we have a free copy! It's simple and meaningful with the character admitting that they used to want the world and never thought they'd be satisfied with love. But now, they've met the love of their life, and they are a better person than they were before. Nothing else matters now but the person they're with. Okay, maybe we were wrong. Someone get us the tissues.

The Portrait of a Lady

by Henry James

It has made me better loving you... it has made me wiser, and easier, and - I won't pretend to deny - brighter and nicer and even stronger. I used to want a great many things before, and to be angry that I didn't have them. Theoretically, I was satisfied, as I once told you. I flattered myself I had limited my wants. But I was subject to irritation; I used to have morbid, sterile, hateful fits of hunger, of desire. Now I really am satisfied, because I can't think of anything better.

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The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James Wedding Reading

The Portrait of a Lady will make for a wonderful wedding reading. But you'll be pleased to hear that there's plenty more where that came from. We have a whole bunch of wedding readings on our site for you to browse. Or if you're very early into the planning phase of what wedding readings you'll want at your ceremony, why not take a listen to our dedicated wedding reading podcast episode? Don't forget to use our wedding reading Pinterest board for more inspiration, too!

Leah Blundell

Written by Leah Blundell

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