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Real Life Wedding Vows

We've found some UBER CUTE real-life vows for you to witness!

If there's one thing you know ALL about, it's love letters! You and your beau could probably compile a 500 page book of the sweetest sentiments you've written to each other over the course of your five year relationship. Now that you're getting married, you know there's only ONE way to do your vows. Write your own personal ones, of course! While the love you have for your fiancé is more than enough inspiration to jot down heart-tuggin' vows, you still need a little muse. Well we've found some UBER CUTE real-life vows for you to witness! Brides, get ready to ooh and ahh!

May 31, 2012

Photo Credit :: Laureen Carruthers

Dr. Seuss-ified ::When Asia Ledbetter and Craig Citro decided to say their I dos at the altar, they decided to do so in a fashion all their own! The playful couple, who enjoys eliciting chuckles from the crowd decided to write fun, non traditional vows, inspired by Dr. Seuss!

Officiant: Will you love with all your heart? From now until death do you part?
Asia and Craig: Yes, we will love with all our heart
From now until death do us part,
And we will love if we are rich,
And if we're broke and in a ditch,
And when we're fit, and when we're sick,
(Oh, CAN'T we get this finished quick?)
And we will love through good and bad,
And we will love when glad or sad.
Asia: And I will have, and I will hold.
(I think this might be getting old!)
I'll love him my entire life.
Craig: Please, can't I take her as my wife?
Officiant: Then if you'll take her as your wife
And if you'll love him all your life
And if you'll have, and if you'll hold,
From now until the stars grow cold,
And if you'll love through good and bad,
And when happy and when sad,
And love in sickness, and in health,
And when you're poor, and when in wealth,
And if you'll love with all your heart,
From now until death do you part,
Yes, if you'll love through and through,
Please answer with these words:
Asia and Craig: I DO!
Officiant: Good! Now we can finish up with things. If you would both exchange the rings.
Officiant: You're married now! So kiss the bride, But please, do keep it dignified.
(Credit :: weddings.about.com)

May 31, 2012

Photo Credit :: Heather Kincaid

Promised Love ::Bride Kristin Van Handel and groom Dennis Russo decided to write SEPARATE vows for one another. When they got to the altar, they received a lovely surprise. The couple both wrote their vows as promises to each other!

Dennis to Kristin
As the cliché says, you showed up when I was least expecting you.
I intend to love you, hold you, and grow very, very old with you.
These are my promises:
I promise to always be there
when you have troubles, and
to know that sometimes simply
letting you talk about your
problems is enough.
I promise to be the most
dependable person in your life.
I promise you that laughter
will always be commonplace
in our house.
I promise to do my best to age
gracefully in body and soul, and
not to become a cranky old man.
I promise, from this day
forward, to live my life as a
member of a band, and not a
solo artist.
I promise to lead and follow
accordingly, and to keep our
relationship in good balance.
To quote a favorite writer,
"You fill up all those empty
spaces." For that I am grateful,
and every day you will see that
appreciation.

Kristin to Dennis
I am truly blessed to be a part
of your life, which as of today
becomes our life together.
I promise to encourage your
dreams, because that is what
makes you so unique.
I promise to celebrate the joy
of every day with you.
I promise to stand by your side
through life's most joyous
moments and challenging ones.
I promise to be kind, patient
and forgiving.
I promise to always honor
your passion for hockey.
I promise to always remember
that laughter is life's sweetest
creation, and I will never stop
laughing with you.
But most of all, I promise to
be your true companion always.
For one lifetime with you could
never be enough.
(Credit :: brides.com)

May 31, 2012

Photo Credit :: Ely Fair

In Unison ::As Amy and Russel united as one, they opted to have united vows too! Together, the two recited these short and sweet vows.

You are my lover and my teacher,
You are my model and my accomplice,
And you are my true counterpart.
I will love you, hold you, and honor you,
I will respect you, encourage you, and cherish you,
In health and sickness,
Through sorrow and success,
For all the days of my life.
(Credit :: The Knot)

May 31, 2012

Photo Credit :: peachyringsaredead.blogspot.com

Now that you've witnessed some of THE sweetest personal vows, it's time to write your own!

Check out some of our pointers below:

Test Time ::Pour yourself a cup of hot tea and sit down in peace and quiet with pen and paper in hand. Ask yourself these simple questions:
1. When did you know HE was the one you'd spend the rest of your life with?
2. What's one of the greatest things about your beau that you're gonna marry?
3. What does “marriage” mean to you?
4. What memory do you share with your love that's your ULTIMATE FAVE? (We know, that's a toughie to answer!)
5. If anything, what will change once the two of you are married? Writing the answers to these questions will help you organize your thoughts and get your creative juices flowin'!

Personal Flavor ::The great thing about vows? They're personal! What does this mean? Only you and yours share this set of vows! When writing yours, remember this! Add some personal spice to the mix to make it uniquely your own. The easiest way to do this? Throw in a line about your relationship that makes the two of you different as a couple. If you and your beau often enjoy crumpets and tea at noon, tie this into your future life together. Think: “When we're old and frail, I promise to still meet you for crumpets and tea!”

May 31, 2012

Photo Credit :: brides.com

Enjoy The Ride ::It's your wedding day! One way to do this? Making your vows enjoyable! How? Easy! Simply add a humorous line (or two) that'll elicit a little laughter. Throw in a quote or a mushy-gushy love line, “just cause.” Ask yourself if your vows fill you with a sense of love, peace and joy. If they do, you're on the right track!

Whether you choose to write tear-jerking, heart-tugging vows or comical, laughter-eliciting lines, have your vows reflect the relationship between you and your beau!

PS: Want the dish from Kameron of Fisheye Studio on why you should write personal vows? Kameron says, their job as your videographer is to tell stories and show emotions. When you write personal vows, you have to go back and think about where you've come from with that person. You have to think about your hopes for the future and think about what you love about him/her. Then you have to write it down on paper and say it to your other half, while everyone watches you. In the end, no one can sum up your wedding day better than you can.

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