- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
Hi bees 🙂
Thought we could make a great thread if everyone wanted to share one thing about their wedding that makes it different from all the rest. Could be your theme, your music choice, a fantastic DIY project, or even your dress!
What is a favorite detail of your wedding that makes it completely, utterly, undeniably, “you”?
Ours is definitely our vows. We are having a beach themed wedding, with a ceremony on a grassy cliff overlooking the ocean. The beaches of Maine are a huge part of our relationship, it’s where we fell in love over three summers, where we got engaged, where we go to sort out a problem, where we go to rekindle a flame, where we go away on surprise weekend getaways to just be in love, and where we’re getting married! We wanted our vows to reflect that, and keeping with this thread, I’d like to share our vows with you all:
Officiant: As we stand beside the ocean tide, may your love always be as constant and unchanging as these waves that wash beneath our feet, flowing endlessly from the depths of the sea. Your love came softly upon each others’ hearts, just as the foam comes softly upon the sand. And just as there will never be a morning without the ocean’s flow, so there will never be a day without your love for one another. You pledge yourselves this day and promise to be faithful, as unchanging and dependable as the tide; as these waters nourish the earth and sustain life, may your constant love nourish and sustain you until the end of time.
Groom’s Vows: “_________”, as we stand in this glorious place, surrounded by our friends and family, I take you to be my wife. I promise to love you with a love as deep and wide as this ocean, and I promise to stand beside you through good times and bad, through plenty and want, through sickness and health, as steady and dependable as these unceasing waves crashing against the sand.
Bride’s Vows: “________”, I take you to be my husband. I promise to love you with a love so immesne and boundless that it can’t be measured, just as no one can count the grains of sand on this beach. I promise to stand beside you through good times and bad, through plenty and want, through sickness and health, as sure and steady as the flight of the seagulls soaring overhead.