Romance doesn’t just exist in fictional novels, chick flicks, and social media. Romance is real and if you are reading this article, you and your fiancé are proof of that! But even if you are your betrothed are the epitome of love, figuring out a way to capture your affections in your wedding vows can be a struggle. If you need some inspiration for your own vows or just a reminder that romance is not dead, look below at these real life vows.
“I promise to love and care for you, and I will try in every way to be worthy of your love.
I will always be honest with you, kind, patient and forgiving.
I promise to try to be on time.
But most of all, I promise to be a true and loyal friend to you.
I love you.”
-from Jevan to Alithea
“I promise to encourage your compassion,
Because that is what makes you unique and wonderful.
I promise to nurture your dreams,
Because through them your soul shines.
I promise to help shoulder our challenges,
For there is nothing we cannot face if we stand together.
I promise to be your partner in all things,
Not possessing you, but working with you as a part of the whole.
Lastly, I promise to you perfect love and perfect trust,
For one lifetime with you could never be enough.
This is my sacred vow to you, my equal in all things.”
-from Alex to Michelle
“Since I was 17 there has never been a doubt in my mind that one day I will make you my wife, and today here we stand.
Over the past six years we have grown together and learnt a lot about each other and I look forward to spending the rest of my life learning a lot more with you.
I promise to always be there for you, support you, to always make your life fun and never boring, to show you love, to tell you everyday just how beautiful you are.
I love you so much it is hard to put into words.
When I hold you, it is not tight enough. When I kiss you, it is not passionate enough.
Even my most passionate kisses don’t come close to show you how much you mean to me.”
-from Peter to Kate
“You have made me feel more
loved than I ever thought possible.
Today, I give you all that I am, and all that I have.
Just as I give you my hand to
hold today, I give you my heart, my faith, my life.
I choose you today.
And I would choose you again tomorrow.
I would go on choosing you the day
after, and every day for the rest of our lives.
You are my once-in-a-lifetime.
I love you and I too will
always carry you in my heart.”
-from Viola to Phillip
“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.”
-from Kristen to Dennis
“You have been my best friend, mentor, playmate, confidant, and my greatest challenge.
But most importantly, you are the love of my life and you make me happier than I could ever imagine and more loved than I ever thought possible….
You have made me a better person as our love for one another is reflected in the way I live my life.
So I am truly blessed to be a part of your life, which as of today becomes our life together.”
-from Danielle to Gregory
“There is no emotion for what I feel today – and every day – about you. I can’t imagine my life without you.
I can’t imagine a New Year’s Eve where you aren’t there to kiss me at midnight
or a sunny weekend where we don’t go on some big adventure or any point in time where you and I aren’t arguing about whether the details in one of my stories are exaggerated.
I don’t want to. All I want is what we already have: true love.
So I’m not going to ask you to make any promises,
and I won’t make any either.
I’m just going to say that I love you, will always love you,
and that you are the only person I’ll ever love this much.”
-from Jamie to Dixon
You can set down the tissue box now, that’s the end of those touching vows. Hopefully you are properly inspired to go write your own romantic vows. Resist the temptation to steal the lines from these real life examples. Write from the heart, be genuine, and you will make others cry with your own commitment of love!