I got engaged at the New York Public Library in October. My fiance, Sean, gave me a book, Extras: My Life as a Background Performer by Dean Emit. The cover leads the reader to believe the books is about a man who worked as a movie extra his entire life. Don't bother trying to look it up, Dean Emit is an anagram for Tiedeman; my fiance's last name. He had the book professionally printed and planted in the library. The dedication reads: “To Krystle-Dawn Marie Willing, whom I met TWICE on a movie set. I never would have thought that an extra would become the star.” The book is a collection of our e-mails, ticket stubs, and photographs. Handwritten on a page in the middle of the book are the words “Will you marry me?” While I said YES! (quietly, they were in the library!) my fiance put the ring on my finger...
We're getting married in a movie theatre this coming October and are planning a Red Carpet themed wedding. To add more 'book/library' emphasis to the day, we're working literary quotes and readings into the ceremony, guest book, and invitations.
We can't find a good reading for the ceremony itself. We've found a lot of great excerpts from popular works online, but so far have been unable to locate the 'right' fit.
What I'm hoping is the collective minds here can help us locate the perfect text for our perfect day.
We're open to any suggestions you may have...
Can you help us out?
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