Marriage Sayings for a Love Lock Unity Ceremony

Sweet Sentiments to Lock in Your Love on Your Wedding Day

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As a relatively new ceremony in Western cultures, few traditions have been established for incorporating a love lock unity ceremony into a marriage celebration. You will need to create your own script to explain the significance of this symbolic moment to your guests.

Before writing anything, reflect on the meaning of this ritual and why it resonates with you as a couple. You can also weave in these inspirational quotes, poems and readings about locks, keys and love:

Readings for a Love Lock Unity Ceremony

"A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we're pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we're safe in our own paradise. Our soulmate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we're two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we've found the right person. Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life."
- Richard David Bach, "The Bridge Across Forever: A Lovestory"

"The Key to My Heart"
Late at night when I'm sound asleep,
into my heart you softly creep,
I sit and wonder how it could be,
But you must have stumbled across the key.
This key holds the secret to true love and more,
So take it now and unlock the door,
And I pray that we will never part,
Now that you have the key to my heart.
- Nicole C. Moore

"When God has sent his angel to me, then I know of a surety. When God sends his angel to the soul it becomes the one who knows for sure. Not for nothing did God give the keys into St. Peter's keeping, for Peter stands for knowledge, and knowledge is the key that unlocks the door, presses forward and breaks in, to discover God as he is."
- Meister Eckhart, Sermon 9, "The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church"

"Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present, you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer some distant day." - Rainer Maria Rilke, Bohemian Austrian poet

"The Key to Love"
The key to love is understanding,
the ability to comprehend not only the spoken word,
but those unspoken gestures,
the little things that say so much by themselves.

The key to love is forgiveness,
to accept each others faults and pardon mistakes,
without forgetting, but with remembering
what you learn from them.

The key to love is sharing,
facing your good fortunes as well as the bad, together;
both conquering problems, forever searching for ways
to intensify your happiness.

The key to love is giving,
without thought of return,
but with the hope of just a simple smile,
and by giving in but never giving up.

The key to love is respect,
realizing that you are two separate people, with different ideas;
that you don't belong to each other,
that you belong with each other, and share a mutual bond.

The key to love is inside us all.
It takes time and patience to unlock all the ingredients
that will take you to its threshold;
it is the continual learning process that demands a lot of work
but the rewards are more than worth the effort,
and that is the key to love.
- Anon, 1st century China

Love Lock Quotes for Wedding Invitations, Programs and Guest Favors

  • "Two hearts locked together forever." - Unknown
  • "Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, "A Mortal Antipathy"
  • "The things we truly love stay with us always, locked in our hearts as long as life remains." - Josephine Baker
  • "I wrote your name in the sky, but the wind blew it away. I wrote your name in the sand, but the waves washed it away. I wrote your name in my heart, and forever it will stay." - Jason Graham
  • "My heart, my life, my soul, she has the key to them all. She has but to turn the key and allow me to surround her with my warmth and love." - Unknown
  • "Love is the key to the solution of the problems of the world." - Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Peace Prize Lecture
  • "Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others." - William Arthur Ward
  • "Love is food for the soul. Kisses are keys to the heart. You and I are forever." - Unknown
  • "Prayer: The key of the day and the lock of the night." - Thomas Fuller
  • "Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart." - Anthony J. D'Angelo
  • "Let me find the key to your heart so I can unlock your secret chambers of love. When I do find that key, I will lock myself in your heart forever." - Unknown
  • "Your love is engraved in my heart and etched in my soul." - Unknown
  • "My heart to you is given, do give yours to me. We'll lock them up together and throw away the key forever."
  • "The biggest of my smiles cannot be found upon my face but locked inside my heart and can never be erased." - Unknown
  • "Love is the key that opens every heart." - Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!"