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Is a marriage mission statement the vow alternative for you?

While I adore the myriad of heartfelt, cute, humorous, serious, and geeky wedding vows I've seen all over Offbeat Bride, promises of specific behavior didn't quite fit the relationship philosophies held by my partner and I. Eventually we decided to write a mission statement for our marriage and expand that into something more poetic in lieu of vows. We wanted something that allowed room for the dynamic changes that naturally happen with individuals and with relationships, something broad and philosophical. We wanted a marriage mission statement.

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Bob Ross quotes to add some happy little zen to your ceremony

Some of my earliest memories came from my ASMR-filled hours blissing out to Bob Ross' Joy of Painting. It comes as no surprise to me that the king of zen, the late, great Bob Ross himself, has some mighty quotes from which we can pluck life lessons perfect for wedding vows, readings, and just to chill us out during wedding planning. Let's grab out proverbial paint brush, beat the devil out it, and read some happy little Bob Ross quotes.

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Pledge your troth to these romantic (and snarky!) Jane Austen quotes

Whether your destined for the stoic Mr. Darcy or like me, lamented the passing of your favorite Col. Brandon (we miss you, Alan!), Jane Austen's characters forever changed many of our romantic sentiments for better or worse. It is a truth universally acknowledged, though, that Jane Austen quotes are always ripe for plucking for lovely and old-fashioned swoon-y sentiment. Let's pick the most romantic, clever, and even snarky Jane Austen quotes for when we are all fools in love.

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Vow-worthy Winnie the Pooh quotes that will hug your inner kid

Be warned: this is one set of love quotes that will conjure ALL your inner kid feels… hardcore. I may have gotten misty just sourcing these bad boys. Put on your '80s and '90s kid nostalgia hats on for this: Winnie the Pooh quotes to nab for your vows, your readings, and your little love notes to your partner. Are there two friends more worthy of emulation than Pooh and Piglet? #lovegoals. Get your hankies out and prepare to feel ALL THE FEELS.