“The world, for me, and all the world can hold is circled in your arms,for me there lies within the lights and shadows of your eyes the only beauty that is never old.”
– James Weldon Johnson
Life seemed ordinary… until I met you.
The hours I kept, the words I said — none of it meant anything until I encountered the brightest smile I’d ever seen.
That smile was no longer only in my dreams, it was now in my line of vision.
When I let go and let God, I was no longer afraid and definitely not looking back… I fell in love!
From the moment I met you, (Name), I knew you were The One.
The realization that God and I finally agree on something allowed me to know and to love you.
Peace came not only in our own interest, but in that of our children.
Our family meshed so naturally, I look forward to the memories we’ll make together.
(Name), I vow this day that I will love and treasure you.
I will be open, understanding, and without judgment.
I promise to trust your actions and intentions, and believe you will respect mine.
I vow to remain by your side in sickness and in health.
I’ll support you in richness and in lacking.
In the best and worst of times I promise to share your joy and lend support.
I vow to be faithful and love you completely for the rest of our lives.
(Name), we met 3 years ago and we have been close by each other’s side ever since. Today is our celebration of our love for each other and I feel so proud and happy to be able to commit the rest of my life to you. Of course as you and I always do we have done things a bit backwards. In some old book somewhere it says “Get married, then have kids.”
You have patiently helped me become a father to (Name) and for me personally today is also about my love and commitment to (Name) and our little family. I am his father and he is my son.
You and (Name) and (Name) have so enriched my life and I am forever grateful for that. I could not love you any more than I do, you are my best friend and I am blessed that we will be partners for the rest of our lives. Thank you for everything that has been so far and for everything that will be in the future.
(Name), we take our vows together today. We will be changed forever, and I take them gladly, and without reservation. I promise to honor you, believe in you, protect you, and do everything in my power to make your life happy and fulfilled. This is my promise. Take my hand as we go with joy into our new life together.
I am proud to marry you this day, (Name). I promise to wipe away your tears with my laughter, and your pain with my caring and my compassion. We will wipe out the old canvases of our lives, and let [God, with His amazing artistic talent], fill them with new color, harmony and beauty. I give myself to you completely, and I promise to love you always, from this day forth.
(Bride/Groom), [Life/God] has given us a second chance at love. I come today to give you my heart and my hope for our future together. I promise to bring you joy, to be at home with your spirit and to learn to love you more each day, through all the days of our lives. My love for you is endless and eternal.