When asked to compose and recite a poem for an upcoming wedding for a loved one, I honestly did not know where to begin.

What eventually flowed, was this poem written from the bride and groom's perspective. It was penned to encompass appreciation for the past, confirmation of the present, and anticipation for the future.

This poem originally was published in Love Poems

Wedding Poem - Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow
Cherished are the memories that
Brought us to this day,
For yesterday, was just a dream ...
A wish to contemplate.

A fantasy where in my mind,
A fleeting glimpse I'd see ...
A vision of the true desires
I longed for endlessly.

And when I dreamed, I did not know
The love I'd feel today;
The height of my true feelings,
And the depths they would portray.

And if I had one wish today,
A simple wish t'would be ...
Is that the love we feel this moment,
Lasts eternally.

Reality has merged now
As you stand here by my side;
And as I join your hand in mine,
My heart does fill with pride.

For as I pledge my love to you,
I see in many ways,
Reflections of my love for you
Are mirrored in your gaze.

And by our presence here today,
And for the love we share,
I thank you for our yesterdays
That brought us to be here.

But more than this, I vow to you,
My wishes yet to come ...
Tomorrow's dreams and fantasies,
This day that we are one.

Tomorrow's an adventure
That we'll share together now;
Our future's intertwined forever,
Through this holy vow.

I promise to remember
In the future years and days,
The love I feel for you this moment ...
... Dreams fulfilled today.

For in the coming years as we
Move on, and reminisce,
Back to the day I stood with you
And promised with a kiss ...

That blessed are the days that
I have looked into your eyes,
And felt the warmth and love reflect,
The essence of our lives.

*****

Yesterday we dreamed of what might be;
Today we validate our love;
And tomorrow we will cherish the life we have shared as one.

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  • Priscilla
    This Poem is really good!
  • alexis
    great poem. really inspiring. my parents are getting married and im going to show them this poem and i hope they use it.
  • bonny
    omg this poem really touch me i just emailed it to my hubby
  • shonnece
    I love this poem!
  • ntebaleng
    this poem gave me courage and i gonna use it on my wedding day,And again keep well on the good job.
  • s
    this is such a beautiful poem and made me want to cry, it is the perfect gift for my darling fiance on our wedding day, thankyou
  • gisela
    a poem that speaks the real essence of a lasting love and the real essence of commitment
  • Erica
    That was a beautiful poem. It perfectly describes my husband Kevin and I. I am printing it out and putting it in our wedding scrapbook. I wish I would have found it before we got married and I would have had it read.
  • Karen
    A beautiful poem
  • Noemi
    I admire the work that you have done; The words are just so beautiful that it made me realize how much In love i am with my husband. Thank you!
  • Marisol
    This poem touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes. I only wish that I had read this before I got married a week ago. It reflects everything that I feel for my husband. Thank you this poem was very well written.
  • Mouna
    i just got married on the 15 of june 2006 what i was waiting for the night b4 (yesterday) to happend on june 15 (today)and have finally be as one on next day (tomorrow)and have the wonderful moments cherished for the rest of my life it was a beautiful poem keep writting u rock
  • melissa
    your poem really touched me in so many ways. you know I made the same vows and I some how broke them by cheating and we spilt up for awhile but we are now trying to work things out and he has already been with someone else what should I do
  • arianna
    i lovede this poem in each and everyway possible. i may not b old enough to get married but this is soooo inspiring,,, i am sooo happy for u and for all the newly weds out there i hope ur lives are filled with happiness,,,:] GREAT POEM. BEAUTIFUL!
  • Neil
    I'm marrying my Fiancee next weekend and she is very keen to have a poem read at the reception. The poem reflects the feelings that I feel and I couldn't write them better than they are portrayed here. A recital seems much more common during a marriage ceremony or reception now.
  • Faith
    This poem is so how I feel about my boyfriend and I! I love this poem!
  • Dawnita
    This touched my heart in so many ways. This is how I feel when I'm around my soon to be husband. I just couldn't express it on paper like that one I will have the right words. This was a beautiful poem keep up the good work.
  • Hilary
    I hope to use this poem at my civil partnership ceremony as it seems very appropriate
  • karrol
    I am getting married in a couple of months and we have decided to write our own vows and it took me four and a half months to finally figure out what I wanted to write to him and you have summed it all up in your poem. Your poem has everything that I wanted to say to him, it was a very touching poem and I think that you are very gifted, and you can go a long ways if you keep on writing poem like that.
  • grace
    i feel this poem is really beautiful coz it really touched my heart. all the best
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