The next set of vows in this series is from a wedding in January 2018. If you want to know more about this series, check out previous entries here!
A reminder: 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.
As we stand here in front of friends and family there isn’t anyone else I could ever imagine being up here with. I am honoured to tell you I love you, and that I want to spend the rest of my life with you.
The week we met again after high school I swore I wasn’t looking for a relationship any time in the near future. However that night I came home with a phone number written on my shirt, although it was missing one number. But somehow you got my phone number and things just went from there. I didn’t know it right then and there but soon after, I knew you were special to me. It’s not like the movies or books. It wasn’t a choir of angels singing or butterflies in my chest. It was then I knew that my heart, my soul, my life would be forever incomplete without you.
I didn’t think it could get any better, until the 12th of July 2015 and the 2nd of December 2017, when our amazing boys were born. Being at your side for the whole experience of pregnancy and the birth, there just aren’t any words that can comprehend that feeling, how it has brought us even closer, and just like the Grinch, my heart grew in size with the birth of the both of them.
Everything I do, everything I want, is to make you and the boys happy, because your happiness is my happiness. I will now and will forever love you.
These past 5 and a half years have been amazing with you. I wish I could say that this is going to be the happiest day of my life but I know the truth is that this will only be one of the happiest days that we will share together. Our life together will take us on many journeys, some good, some not so good, but there isn’t anyone I would rather have at my side.
My promises to you are to always listen and hear you, to always consider your feelings and thoughts, to keep you smiling and laughing, to always support, push and inspire you, to love you unconditionally and without hesitation, and to be your biggest fan and your partner in crime. I promise not just to grow old with you but to grow together. As I give you my hand I also give you my life to keep for now and forever.
Magnificent red-headed stallion. Your imperfections are the main reason I fell in love you. You have a pure heart of gold and have given me the best thing in life; you gave me the greatest gift to become a mother to our beautiful boys. You have done one of the greatest things not only being an amazing father to our boys, but thrived us as a family, always sticking us together, working hard for us every day.
The day I knew I loved you was when home went from being a place to being a person and that person is you. It doesn’t matter what we go through, we are stronger then ever. and you and I is a forever kind of thing. I don’t care if we argue because you’re the only one I want to argue with, the only one to give a million chances to, because that’s what our love is. It’s holding on to one another; even if we pull away one of us pulls us back in, uniting us as one again.
Our love is you making me laugh when I need to the most; it’s when I rub your back when you are sore from working 12-hour days, it’s all the little things that are actually the big things. It’s the kisses for no reason, the arse grabs when getting dressed, it’s the way you hold me up when I can no longer stand, it’s me yelling at you because you snore.
Our love is true serendipity; you are the love that came without warning, you had my heart before I could say no. Since meeting you, you have made me feel more alive and less lost in the world. We are simply two imperfect people refusing to give up on each other. I solemnly swear to choose you, and to keep choosing you to infinity and beyond.