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Lesbian Bride Speech Quotes

Lesbian Bride Speech Quotes

The ability to communicate profound thoughts, feelings and experiences with plain language is quite rare. That’s why we at Speechy totally encourage the use of quotes by famous wordsmiths to punctuate your wedding speech.

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How to Use Quotes In Your Speech

QUOTE FAMILIAR PEOPLE

Striving for individuality is key in the wedding world, so it’s cool to go a bit leftfield with your quotes, but  prepare to offer context.

Quoting artists your guests have heard of will pack a more powerful punch. But, as with everything wedding-related, you do you.

EMBRACE HUMOUR

Quotes can be great for capturing the overriding emotion in your speech. But laughter is key to making people feel good and it helps them empathise with your storytelling.

Some of the most philosophically weighty quotes are those which send up marriage and remind us not to take ourselves too seriously.

DON’T OVERDO IT

Our team is trained in TV comedy writing, so we know how little content makes it out of the cutting room. Less is always more when it comes to entertaining audiences.

Quotes should complement your speech, not swamp it – think one or two, max.

PAY HOMAGE TO LESBIAN LOVE

It’s not like you have to wear a neon flashing LESBIAN sign in place of your bouquet (although, is it just us, or does that sound kinda cool?). But why not honour the generations of wonderful gay women in your wedding speech?

Of course, as well as these specially curated quotes, you may want to check out some more generic options (but equally brilliant) in our bride speech quote blog.

Lesbian Love Quotes

Let’s begin with something elegant by Vita Sackville-West:

“There is nothing more lovely in life than the union of two people whose love for one another has grown through the years, from the small acorn of passion, into a great rooted tree.” 

A more romantic visual representation of ‘old married couple’ we could not hope to find. We like how she reminds us that love can be something robust, rather than whimsical and delicate:

“I think we have got something indestructible between us, haven’t we?” 

Of course, Vita shared a passionate relationship with the inimitable Virginia Woolf, who was also no stranger to crafting beautiful prose. We love this from her 1919 novel Night and Day:

‘I see you everywhere, in the stars, in the river, to me you’re everything that exists; the reality of everything.’

This next line by Julie Anne Peters is a perfect example of telling a story in just a few words.

‘Cut the ending. Revise the script. The man of her dreams is a girl.’ 

Another inspiring lesbian couple we can’t help but mention is Ellen De Generes and Portia Di Rossi. Portia apparently quoted the following in her wedding vows:

‘It is good to be loved. It is profound to be understood.’

And here’s a pearl of wisdom from the queen of daytime telly, Ellen herself:

‘It’s our challenges and obstacles that give us layers of depth and make us interesting. Are they fun when they happen? No. But they are what make us unique.’

This would be a great one to quote before contextualising it with an example of what makes your partner unique. We always remind our clients to prove, not tell – so if you’re using a quote to tell, use a suitable anecdote or example to prove.

Screenwriter and actress Lena Waithe has a good line to set this one up:

‘The things that make us different, those are our superpowers.’

Don’t forget to describe your new wife’s superpowers, whether it’s her freakish ability to quote Taylor Swift lyrics word for word or making the most superb seafood linguine imagable.

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Actor Jodie Foster provides a great way to thank your maid of honour speech with this gem:

‘My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you’re most ashamed of.’

Obviously, the audience requires immediate and hilariously-timed context to support this statement.

Back to the literary theme with some Radclyffe Hall wisdom:

‘Language is surely too small a vessel to contain these emotions of mind and body that have somehow awakened a response in the spirit.’

Of course, you can go poetic with some Alice Dunbar-Nelson if highbrow is what you’re after:

‘The perfect loveliness that God has made,—
Wild violets shy and Heaven-mounting dreams.
And now—unwittingly, you’ve made me dream
Of violets, and my soul’s forgotten gleam.’

Alice was not just a writer, but a proud activist on a number of social issues, including women’s suffrage, anti-lynching and peace advocacy.

For a more contemporary take on love against the odds, try Cristina Marrero:

‘You had to be willing to fight in order for a love story to last a lifetime.’      

Last but certainly not least is a true favourite on the Speechy bookshelves. Describing herself as a ‘black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet’, Audre Lorde has an unmatched way with words when it comes to womanhood and loving. She advises:

‘Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever’.

If you’re using this, don’t forget to tell everyone why your new wife is your forever. Finally, our favourite Audre quote leaves you with some strong feminist energy to go and write that speech with:

‘Women are powerful and dangerous.’

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The Speechwriting Experts

The Speechy team are TV-trained scriptwriters/comedians by trade & we’ve helped 1,000s of speakers around the world deliver their dream speech.

Our advice has been quoted everywhere from The New York Times to Grazia and from Forbes to The Observer. Our founder has also featured on the BBC Sounds’ Best Men podcast with Jason Manford and written ‘The Modern Couple’s Guide to Wedding Speeches’, published by Little, Brown.

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