We decided to write our own vows for our wedding and it was one of the best things we did!
It’s a process I recommend everyone goes down, though of course you don’t have to.
Our reasoning for investing in your vows is that, aside from the requirements in Australian law, your vows serve a very personal purpose in your marriage.
They are the few words and phrases that will set the tone and the theme of your life together going forward. Use this moment to set the groundwork for your life together.
Here are the promises that Josh and Britt exchanged.
I want nothing more than to be a wonderful wife to you, to be loyal and someone you trust and confide in.
I promise to always be there for you, to take care of you, to be your lover and best friend. I promise to match every chick flick with a guy movie, every superfood with a bad carb and every tear with laughter.
When we create a family, I vow to be the best mum I can be. I promise to trust you, to appreciate you and to honour you at all costs.
If you promise to share this life with me, then I promise to make it as exciting and happy, spontaneous and passionate as it can be, taking every breath I have, to strive for your happiness. And you and I know better than anyone that there will be all sorts of valleys and roadblocks during that journey, but I promise to never quit, and to love you more and more in those moments.
I, Brittany, give you this ring as a promise and symbol of my heart and faithfulness, my love and commitment to you. When I am angry, I will seek to be kind, when we speak I will be truthful and each day of my life, I will be faithful to you.
To always be grateful for you, for your love for me To value you, and who you are To provide for you, and always pay for our meals, I’ll never split the bill … again
I promise to never lead you to anger, unless it’s about me whistling, or wearing clothes that are daggy I promise to try not to frustrate you, To bring you peace, and being peace into our home, And always make you smile and laugh.
I promise to love you unconditionally, to pray for you always, to thank God for you every morning.
Because you and I are better together.
I, Joshua, give you this ring as a promise and symbol of my heart and faithfulness, my love and commitment to you.
When I am angry, I will seek to be kind, when we speak I will be truthful and each day of my life, I will be faithful to you.
Big love to Luke and Mallory who flew from Portland to shoot us in NYC