Sweet wedding vows that include mating penguins and Broad City #Ceremony Advice#gay#LGBTQ#vow examples Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Jun 18 2015) Guest post by Dave Bledin How cute are these two!? Offbeat Bride was super-helpful as a guide to writing my non-traditional vows to my husband Bart (we're a gay couple). So I just wanted to share my actual vows, because I thought y'all might get a kick out of them. Here they are: Ten years ago, I was sitting in a darkened movie theatre watching the documentary March of the Penguins and struggling not to cry. It was the scene where the emperor penguins had traveled over 100 kilometers to their ancestral breeding ground and had begun to pair off as mates, crossing their beaks over each other to show their love. It was beautiful and moving, but I also remember thinking: “Where’s my penguin?” Three and a half years ago, I arrived at what would turn out to be my ancestral breeding ground — [our friend] Alan’s ugly sweater holiday party — and there you were. It didn’t take me long to realize I’d met my life mate. You were funny, you were smart, you were caring, and so intimidatingly handsome. I remember telling my mom early in our relationship that being with you just felt so easy, so right. It made the sometimes cold, sometimes lonely journey to find you so worth it. I can’t believe I get to spend the rest of my life with such an amazing human being. Related Post We already had a big wedding, now how do we celebrate getting legalled? So here's the thing: my wife and I had our wedding already, as we never knew when, if ever, Prop 8 would be repealed. Thankfully... Read more I promise I will be a worthy partner to you — offering encouragement while you explore your passions and dreams at business school and beyond. I promise to be an excellent parent to Sofia [our adopted puggle] and to the family I know we both want. I promise to be your partner-in-crime as we explore the world and forge new adventures, but also your companion on those dark winter nights when we just want to stay in, order sesame chicken, and watch Broad City together. As Morgan Freeman said at the end of that penguin mating scene, and I'm way too nervous to attempt his voice: “These two will participate in an ancient and complicated affair.” It’s true that our journey together will have its complexities, but it comforts me to know we’ll go through it together, and I vow to always give you my most authentic, my most supportive, my most true self. I love you more than I thought was even possible. Want even more wedding ceremony scripts? Adorable! Who else has sweet wedding vows to share? Points for more mentions of Morgan Freeman! Dave Bledin Just a random guy from NYC (34) who recently married the most awesome guy ever on May 16th. We loved our wedding, and this site was really helpful making many critical decisions. PREVIOUS Announce that all are welcome with this simple wedding greeting NEXT Risa & Jon's purple-corseted, gender-quirked, barefoot wedding Show/Hide comments [ 7 ] These wedding vows are AMAZING!! I'd be happy if mine were 1/4 as creative as these. Reply oh man, now I'M struggling not to cry! beautiful!!! Reply That was gorgeous, darlin'! Loved it, thank you so much for sharing it with us! May you and your husband (who sounds utterly delightful) have a lifetime of joy and be blessed with all that is good in life … warm fuzzy feelings abound! Reply Ugly crying. Thank you for sharing! Reply I'd never be able to get through all of that without sobbing like a baby, but these vows are the best mix of sweet, funny, and super romantic. Thanks for the perfect inspiration! Reply Wait… March of the Penguins was TEN YEARS AGO?! Oh man, now I am feeling old… But these are very cute vows. 🙂 Reply ERMAGERSH…. PENGUINS! They have been my favorite animal since childhood, and that movie makes me choke up every time I watch it. What a wonderful, adorable way to incorporate that sweet story into your amazing vows. No penguins in our vows (and no penguin ring-bearer, alas, haha), but I did walk down the aisle to "Your Personal Penguin" as sung by Davy Jones, which if you look up the story has the sweetest lyrics about being companions forever. (And we had some penguin decor and etc. at the wedding.) Dave, I hope you and your personal penguin have a lifetime of happiness together! <3 Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. 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