Submitted by: Jennifer of San Diego, California
I heard something to this effect on “A Wedding Story”, and have elaborated on it. The groom told the bride something like, “I cannot express in words how much I love you, and it would take me a lifetime to show you just how much you mean to me. And that is what I want to do: spend my life with you, demonstrating my respect, admiration, and love.”
“Cat in the Hat”
Submitted by: Catrina of Indianapolis
My friend decided to go with a cat in the hat approach. “Will you take Vicki to be your wife, will you take her in a boat, in a tree, etc…” Very cute.
Look Into My Eyes
Submitted by: Tamika of Brandon
The following is the vow my fiancé & I will say to each other when we exchange our rings at our wedding in the fall. “I give you this ring as a symbol of my love, but when you want to know the true depth of my love, look not at the ring, but into my eyes.”
Submitted by: Cindy S. of New Jersey, USA
My fiancé and I will recite the following vows before our traditional vows.
I promise to you today before God, our family and friends to stand by your side.
Unfailingly share and support your hopes and dreams.
I vow to always be here for you through thick and thin.
When you fall, I will catch you
When you cry, I will comfort you
When you laugh, I will share your joy.
No matter what lies ahead for us I will see it as a journey.
One, that can only be completed by the two of us together.
From this moment everything I am and everything I have is yours,
and for eternity my love for you will remain.
A Special Vow
Submitted by: Collins S. of Marietta, Georgia, USA
When I was a little girl, I prayed for a man who would sweep me off my feet and share my feelings, hopes, and dreams. God answered that prayer by giving me you to fulfill that dream. You made that dream come true. There is just one thing different — it is far more wonderful than I ever imagined. I dreamed of being in love, but I never dreamed of sharing my soul. I dreamed of sharing my thoughts, but I never dreamed someone could hear me without words. In my darkest trouble; in my brightest joys; in my coldest silence; in my warmest thoughts; I looked for you and you were there. I give you my life and all my love throughout eternity. For yesterday is only a dream and tomorrow is but a vision, but today well-lived makes every yesterday a dream of hope and tomorrow a vision of hope. I am yours forever and I love you.
Unique Vows and Reading
Submitted by: Kyley of Port Lincoln
The following are the vows and reading that Craig and I are using in our wedding ceremony. I hope you enjoy them.
(bride/groom), from this day forward, I will be here for you. I will sing your joys, cry your sorrows & stand by your side through whatever life may bring your way.
From this day forward, through good times & bad, I will live with you, grow old & change with you, & do all that I can to keep our marriage strong & happy, & alive with possibilities.
From this day forward, I will cherish you, & look forward with joy down the path of our tomorrow’s finding peace & happiness, knowing we will walk together, side by side, hand in hand, & heart to heart.
We have waited such a long time, & now that we are here, let us make our joys & dreams come true, with our love growing through the years.
Love has given us wings, & our journey begins today, (bride/groom), where ever the wind may carry me, I will stay by your side as your (wife/husband).
Where there has been cold, you have brought warmth, Where my life has been dark, you have brought light, From this day forward, let us make our two lives, one life, & let us always care for & respect each other.
TWO HEARTS, TWO LIVES, ONE DREAM…
Now you will feel no rain,
for each of you will be shelter for the other.
Now you will feel no cold,
for each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there is no more loneliness for you,
for each of you will be companion to the other.
Now you are two bodies,
but there is only one life before you.
The hand which you each offer the other,
is an extension of yourselves;
Just as is the warmth & love which you express to each other.
Cherish the touch,
for you are touching another life.
Be sensitive to it’s pulse,
& try to understand & respect it’s flow & rhythm,
Just as you would your own.
Go now to your dwelling place,
to enter into the days of your togetherness.
& may your days be good & long upon this earth.
Submitted by: De-Ann of Gladstone, Australia
These are the vows my fiance and I will be taking on August 4, 2001: “I, De-Ann, take you, Cameron, to be my husband, knowing in my heart that you will be my constant friend, my faithful partner and my one true love. I promise to be there when you need me, to fill your days with love, to comfort you and encourage you, to help you reach your goals and to love you with all of my heart, for all of my life. I give you this ring as a symbol of our love. With it I wed you and give you my body, heart and soul.”
Submitted by: Icy of Warley
I care not whether the skies are blue
Or the clouds gleam dark above me.
A sweet thought comes with the thought of you,
You love me, how you love me.
When the world is cold and its friendships few,
And work is vain endeavour,
A sweet voice sings to my soul of you,
And the world is sweet forever.
And love, my love with the bright eyes true,
And the red lips sweet with kisses,
I have no love like my love for you,
No joy in the world like this is.
And whether the skies are dark or blue,
With stars or storms above me,
My life will shine with the thought of you,
You love me, how you love me.