Vow examples: His & Hers


Guest post by Christy

We featured Christy & Zach's book nerds wedding a while back, but now we've got the full vows from their ceremony script to share… I'M NOT CRYING, YOU'RE CRYING

Christy & Zach HERS & HIS vows…

Christy: This is what I vow to you:

I vow to love you as you deserve to be loved: with admiration, adoration, passion, pragmatism and respect, and to treat you like the awesome person that you are, even when you are listening to music that sounds like low-flying airplanes or mercilessly beating the pants off me at board games.

I vow to support your interests and nourish your passions: from nerdy role-play games, to experimental mixology, up to and including someday making you that strange black garlic birthday cake you want.

I vow to remain loyal to you physically, emotionally and spiritually.

I vow to take care of you when you are ill, injured, or upset, or just need to be wrapped up like a burrito in a blanket and snuggled for a while until things get better. I promise to always have a hug for a bad day, and a purse of antihistamines for days when nature hates you.

SIMPLY PUT, I VOW THAT I CHOOSE YOU. To stand by your side and sleep in your arms. To be joy for your heart and food for your soul. To learn with you and grow with you, even as time and life change us both. I promise to laugh with you in good times and struggle alongside you in bad times.

I promise to respect you and cherish you as an individual, a partner, and an equal, knowing that we do not complete, but complement each other. You are a chuisle mo chroí – the pulse of my heart – and I love you truly, wholly, and unconditionally.

I promise to love, respect, and trust you, and give you the best of myself, for I know that together we will build a life far better than either of us could imagine alone.

With these words, and all the words of my heart, I marry you and bind my life to yours. May our story continue – together and for always.

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Zach: Christy, you are my love and my scrabble nemesis, my favorite travelling companion and my number-one trivia game partner, the Dr. Girlfriend to my Mighty Monarch.

And I vow, going into our married lives together, to honor the commitment we made in 2011 when you decided that the copy of 'That Is All I' bought belonged to both of us and then Judge John Hodgman himself declared us book married when he signed it.

I vow to love you as you deserve to be loved: with admiration, adoration, passion, pragmatism and respect, and to treat you like the treasure that you are, even when you're struggling to take the first bite of an apple or a crusty baguette and all I want to do is giggle.

I vow to support your interests and nourish your passions: from prestige period and trashy paranormal television addiction, to your dream of having sloths, owls, llamas and other exotic animals I know you'd kill to have as a pet if you could. I'll even support you if you decide we should hike to the top of Carlton Peak on a blazing hot day or canoe into a camping spot during a thunderstorm again.

I vow to remain loyal to you physically, emotionally and spiritually.

I vow to be serious with you when we need to be serious, and to laugh with you the rest of the time…because Dinosaurs had big ears, but everyone forgot this because dinosaur ears don't have bones. And that's a rock fact.

I vow to take care of you when you are injured, ill or upset or just when you forget to take care of yourself. Even if it means I have to get out the cheese grater and grate ice for you again.

I vow to devour every slice of banana bread you bake that you let me, to allow you to steal my heat in both the mildest and coldest winters, and watch every PBS nature show you want — even the ones that don't have swarms of insects or flying snakes.

I vow to remain your yeti, sharing whimsy and nerdery with you when your days are dull, sending you random cute kitten memes and terrible dad joke puns that will make our lives amazing or at least amusing.

And I vow to remain by your side as we grow old, to wear any tiny scarves you crochet, to read side by side with you and I'll even take up antiquing if that's what you want.

You are not only my Christy-birdie and love of my life but also my favorite person to watch cartoons with and that is not something to be taken lightly. I love you and I cannot wait to descend down into Thrihnukagigur with you and then be able to say that we've kissed inside a volcano as we enjoy the first of what will be many glorious vacations together as a married couple.

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