“ When I was a seminarian, I was dazzled by a girl I met at an uncle's wedding. I was surprised by her beauty, her intellectual brilliance... and, well, I was bowled over for quite a while. ”

- Pope Francis

“ I have three older brothers, and we all have different combinations of parents. My father was the best man at my mom's first wedding! And my brother's mother - my dad's first wife - is the sister to my mom's first husband's second wife. So my brothers are both stepcousins and stepbrothers. It's very '70s rock. ”

- Inara George

“ Getting married, for me, was the best thing I ever did. I was suddenly beset with an immense sense of release, that we have something more important than our separate selves, and that is the marriage. There's immense happiness that can come from working towards that. ”

- Nick Cave

“ We all have special numbers in our lives, and 4 is that for me. It's the day I was born. My mother's birthday, and a lot of my friends' birthdays, are on the fourth April 4 is my wedding date. ”

- Beyonce Knowles

“ In the Mexican culture, we never miss a baptism, a birthday, a baby shower, a wedding shower, a wedding. You must show up. Otherwise, you'll be in big trouble. ”

- Eva Longoria

“ I love Spanish cities, particularly Barcelona, Madrid and Palma, which has the most amazing cathedral that I once went to for a wedding. ”

- Louise Nurding

“ When I design a wedding dress with a bustle, it has to be one the bride can dance in. I love the idea that something is practical and still looks great. ”

- Vera Wang

“ I've chosen my wedding ring large and heavy to continue forever. But exactly because of that all the time that Dave and I have an argument I feel it like handcuffs, and on anger time I throw it in a basket. Poor Dave, he bought me three wedding rings already! ”

- Carmen Miranda

“ A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year. ”

- Paul Sweeney

“ My mother and father had a terrible marriage. They celebrated their wedding anniversary one year with their friends. Why did they celebrate? Maybe because they had lasted so many years without killing each other. ”

- Marina Abramovic

“ I've been sober for two-and-a-half years, My children are happy. In August, my wife and I will celebrate our fifteenth wedding anniversary. My band is back together with a sold-out tour. ”

- Trey Anastasio

“ In 1966, I bought my parents a carriage clock for their silver wedding anniversary. It was last wound 30 years later, in December 1996, the month my father died. ”

- Clive Sinclair

“ The prenup needs to be drawn up months before the wedding, not days - it's not something you slap together and sign in the car on the way to the ceremony. A shotgun prenup might not hold up in court. ”

- Suze Orman

“ I think everyone dreams of that nice romantic wedding. ”

- Lance Bass

“ I'm not really that girl who dreams about her wedding day. ”

- Taylor Swift

“ The proposal is the only thing that the guy has control over in the entire wedding deal. It is your one chance to make this moment stand out, not only for you, but for her. ”

- Drew Seeley

“ I can wear a sexy dress to any red carpet event. My wedding is my chance to go all the way and wear a princess silhouette. ”

- Roselyn Sanchez

“ One of the most common reasons people renovate their homes is a change in their lifestyle - an upcoming wedding, a new baby, or grown children moving away. ”

- Candice Olson

“ Christmas carols always brought tears to my eyes. I also cry at weddings. I should have cried at a couple of my own. ”

- Ethel Merman

“ I love pizza. I want to marry it, but it would just be to eat her family at the wedding. ”

- Mike Birbiglia