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Introducing my new blog series, where every month I’ll post another set of amazing (de-identified) vows from one of my beautiful couples! Some of my couples have written such incredible words of love and promise, and I thought they’d act as great inspiration for other couples who have no idea where to start when writing their own vows. While I provide all my couples with a vow pack that contains loads of individual sentences that can be put together to create vows (and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that), the vows in this series all include the kind of personal touches that I think make wedding vows beautiful and genuine. To me, the most successful vows are personal, from the heart, and written in language the speaker would use in their everyday life.

Just one disclaimer: these vows are published to inspire you and provide you with some ideas for writing your vows; they’re not here so you can copy them word for word! Please also remember these don’t include the legally required vows – those words generally go at the start of these ones.

So without any further ado, my first awesome wedding vows are from November 2015.

 

Groom

I, the luckiest man in the world, stand here ready to take you to be my wife, best friend, and lifelong partner in marriage.

 

My love for you has grown every single day and will no doubt continue to grow; our long distance relationship as well as travelling extensively for work has demonstrated just how much I miss you when you’re not around. Travelling Europe in a fruit van, spending every single minute together, proved how well we work as a team, and how we can conquer any challenges put in front of us, not to mention how much fun we have when we are in each other’s company…

 

I love our wonderful lives here in Melbourne too. Our adventure thus far has been absolutely amazing and I cannot wait to experience all that lies in front of us. You are the best thing I never knew I needed!

 

I promise to give you the best future I can, even if that means fostering dog after dog and litters of kittens and puppies! I will always be open and honest, and vow to listen, support and give guidance, even in the hard times, but also to have fun, always laugh and enjoy life with you!

 

I’m so proud to be able to call you my wife and best friend. I vow to love you forever! You are My Love, My Life, My Everything!

Bride

What an adventure our lives have become, an adventure that is as unexpected as it is beautiful. In you I have found my best friend, my life partner and my one true love.

 

I love you for all that you are and for all that you build me up to be. When I am with you I am a better person, and I can confidently move forward in the world knowing I have you by my side. I take comfort in knowing that when the world gets too crazy and spins too fast and I need it to stop, all I have to do is turn to you and there you are, by my side, every single time.

 

I stand before you today to offer you all that I have and all that I am. From this day forward I promise to support you and encourage you in all of your endeavours, whether it be football, basketball, hockey, snowboarding, karate, surfing, or growing a man bun. I will celebrate your triumphs and mourn your losses as though they were my own.

 

I promise to listen to you and learn from you, to trust and appreciate you, to share hopes, thoughts, and dreams as we build our lives and continue our adventure together. I promise to love you for all of my life with all of my heart. May we build a home that is compassionate to all, and may our home be forever filled with peace, happiness, and love. Most importantly, until our dying day, may our adventure never end.