First comes baby then comes marriage: our favorite parent couples who got hitched

First comes baby then comes marriage: our favorite parent couples who got hitched
Sonja, Elizabeth, & their matching purple tutu-ed daughter
Photo by Six Hearts Photography
Hi there! I got divorced a couple of years back and am partnered again planning a wedding for Halloween 2020. However, we decided to do the whole kid thing beforehand and will hopefully have a little one at our wedding by then. I'm looking for advice/examples of bad-ass families who married post-baby. I'm having a hard time finding anything. – R

YES to weddings of parents! We have a whole archive of those and they're always so awesome to see. Sometimes it's couples who had kids first, second marriages of already-parents, or blended families making a whole big new family. In all of those cases, we love seeing the kiddos featured in the wedding somehow especially if they feature some lovely family vows.

Based on your suggestion, I rounded up some of my favorite photos of parents getting married with their kids present and a few family vow examples as well. Let's get to Brady Bunch-ing!

First comes baby then comes marriage: our favorite parent couples who got hitched
Shannon, Andy, and their wee daughter!
Photo by Sarah Pukin Photography
First comes baby then comes marriage: our favorite parent couples who got hitched
Jennifer and Alex's whole brood was in tow at their wedding
Photo by Barbara O Photography
First comes baby then comes marriage: our favorite parent couples who got hitched
Katie and Marquis' daughter was their flower girl
Photo by Chelsie Darling Photography
First comes baby then comes marriage: our favorite parent couples who got hitched
Sometimes there's too much emotion at mom's wedding. Or maybe it was seeing Steven Tyler?
Photo by Melissa Hirsch Photography
First comes baby then comes marriage: our favorite parent couples who got hitched
Richard said vows to his new stepson with a Ring Pop!
Photo by Kasey Ivan Photography

We wrote our own vows, and included vows from Rich to his new stepson, Riley. Riley was thrilled with the Ring Pop Rich surprised him with.

First comes baby then comes marriage: our favorite parent couples who got hitched
Georgina and a tender moment breastfeeding at her wedding
Photo by Maggie Marguerite Studio
First comes baby then comes marriage: our favorite parent couples who got hitched
Family vow renewals count, too!
Photo by Quetzal Wedding Photo
First comes baby then comes marriage: our favorite parent couples who got hitched
Jasmine and Cody's family vows
Photo by Bliss Studios

My uncle officiated the wedding and read an incredibly touching, comical speech he wrote after interviewing us separately. We then read the vows we wrote for each other. It was important for us to have our girls be more involved than just flower girls. So before we exchanged rings, Cody presented them with necklaces. We shared a kiss and walked away to "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

First comes baby then comes marriage: our favorite parent couples who got hitched
Hugs for mom and dad!
Photo by Leslie Swan Photography
First comes baby then comes marriage: our favorite parent couples who got hitched
Yana and Fabian merged their family of four kids
Photo by Zac Wolf Photography
First comes baby then comes marriage: our favorite parent couples who got hitched
Nicole and Cathy had a blended family of four, too!
Photo by Jill Lehmann-Bauer

Nicole said:

Her boys walked her down the aisle, her daughter was the flower girl, and my son walked me down the aisle.

First comes baby then comes marriage: our favorite parent couples who got hitched
The most joyful photo EVER from Gus and Ria
Photo by Catherine Abegg Photography
First comes baby then comes marriage: our favorite parent couples who got hitched
Shyn & D'Angelo's adorable ceremony
Photo by Carly Bish Photography

We exchanged rings, written vows, and invited our son up to receive a ring as well. D'Angelo vowed to love him and be there for him forever, followed up by a hug and a falcon punch to the stomach, a typical greeting in our house.

First comes baby then comes marriage: our favorite parent couples who got hitched
Danielle and John and baby makes three!
Photo by Deborah Huber Photography.
First comes baby then comes marriage: our favorite parent couples who got hitched
Coolest parents EVER
Photo by Modern Photography
First comes baby then comes marriage: our favorite parent couples who got hitched
Amy and Rachel's wedding was a true family affair
Photo by Farner Photography
First comes baby then comes marriage: our favorite parent couples who got hitched
Shout-out to adult children at Dora and Joel's wedding
Photo by iLuvPhoto

More family vow examples:

Jessie Blum from Eclectic Unions shared this family vow example with us:

As the two of us are joined on this day, we become part of each other:
your feelings become my feelings;
your sorrows become my sorrows;
your joys become my joys;
your cares become my cares,
and your children become my children.
With your help and guidance I promise to be a true and faithful spouse / wife / husband and parent,
always there to comfort you, rejoice with you,
and endure all the complexities of life that we will face together as a family.
My love for you and your/our child/ren is pure and unshakable,
and I hereby commit myself to all of you from this day forward.

More vow examples here!

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