Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward"Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens. A good marriage must be created. In the art of marriage, the little things are the big things. It is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say 'I love you' at least once a day. It is never going to sleep angry. It is at no time taking the other for granted; the courtship should not end with the honeymoon, it should continue through all the years. It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives. It is standing together facing the world. It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family. It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy. It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways. It is not expecting the husband to wear a halo or the wife to have wings of an angel. It is not looking for perfection in each other. It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humor. It is having the capacity to forgive and forget. It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow. It is finding room for the things of the spirit. It is a common search for the good and the beautiful. It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal. It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner."
Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller"Arthur, do you take Marilyn to be your lawful wedded wife? Do you promise to love, honor, and protect her? Share the good times and achievements as well as the hard times and disappointments? Keep her in sickness and in sorrow and to be faithful to her forevermore?"
Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere"Remember, anything beautiful that you have, came from God. In the beginning, God gave us our free will and our identity to walk this earth. Don't ever try to change each other, because if you do, you will lose exactly what you fell in love with. So, each day try to find one more thing that is beautiful in your mate, and each day know that the next day will be more beautiful than the one before. As long as you are doing this, you are seeking beauty, joy, and love in each other."
Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love"At the end of this ceremony, legally you will be husband and wife, but you still must decide each and every day that stretches before you, that you want to be married. Make such a decision and keep on making it, for the most important thing in life is to love and be loved."
"May you always need one another, not so much to fill the emptiness as to help each other know your fullness. May you want one another, but not out of lack. May you embrace one another, but not encircle one another. May you succeed in all important ways with each other, and not fail in the little graces. Look for things to praise, often say 'I love you' and take no notice of small faults. May you have happiness, and may you find it in making one another happy. May you have love, and may you find it in loving one another."
Other Celebrity Ideas to ConsiderWhen Numbers star Diane Farr walked down the aisle, she carried a bird's that held the couple's wedding bands. The couple circulated the nest from guest to guest during the ceremony to symbolize their belief in the union. "Our officiant said that you invite a group of people to watch you wed because they are the ones you go to for support and advice," said Farr. "We passed around the nest with the idea that our marriage is in the hands of our friends and family as much as it is in ours."
Courtney Cox and David Arquette reportedly have "A Deal's a Deal" engraved inside their rings.
When Keith Urban wed Nicole Kidman, he sang her one of his own songs: "I wanna honor your mother/And I wanna learn from your pa/I wanna steal your attention like a bad outlaw/... And I'm gonna love you like nobody loves you/And I'll earn your trust making memories of us."