- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013 - Kempinski San Lawrenz, Gozo
I’ve been working on my vows since the wedding’s three weeks away now. And although I mean every single word I’ve written, I’m worried it might be a bit too long-winded. Could you please give me your opinions? thank you.
When I was a little girl, I used to imagine I was a princess. I used to wrap myself around in my mother’s sheets and pretend I was a princess in a beautiful wedding dress, marrying a prince. Then I started to grow up a little more, and I’d dream about a handsome man who’d fall in love with me, make me laugh, and do romantic things for me. When I grew up some more, I’d long to fall in love with a man who was kind to others, and I’d hope to make a man feel happy by just being myself.
Those were my little hopes and dreams, and today, you’re making them all come true for me. Darling, as I stand before you here, I feel like a princess marrying her prince. I’m in love with this handsome man who makes me laugh. This man loves me too; he is kind and gentle, and makes me feel so beautiful. Most importantly, you are happy, and as your wife your happiness will be everything to me.
Throughout our marriage, I vow to make sure we hold on to what we’re both feeling today, and to remind us both why we love each other so much – I will be honest, and loyal. I will believe in you and respect you. I will be on your side. I will dedicate my life to helping you see the wonderful man I see in you.
I also promise to be there at our darkest times. Life will get hard, there will be struggles, and I know we will make mistakes. But I do know that as long as we are together, everything will be ok. When times get tough, and things aren’t working as they should, I promise to never give up on us.
I Also promise to support your tea addiction, to laugh at your jokes (or at least smile and roll my eyes), to keep nagging you about getting a haircut, and to make sure the kids and I always give you time to indulge in your noisy shooting rampages on the computer with your brother. I will always keep trying to fatten you up with my cooking. I promise to count on you to be my hero whenever I see a scary spider, and I’ll never forget to kiss you good morning every single day.
As I was growing up, I always dreamed to be part of a love story. Well this is a beautiful love story. Because you’re here. And I’m here. Everyone is here. And we’re getting married. And I love you.