View our selection of vows from my previous couples who were generous enough to share them with my current couples. 

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It's a pay-it-forward thing that will make your life easier. Read these vow examples in conjunction with the vow advice I gave you: the penny should drop! You will be inspired to write your own amazing vows. It's totally fine to copy and paste and then edit them to sound more like you. Don't stress! You know your partner and relationship better than anyone else. You've totally got this!!

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Today I am marrying my lover, the mother of my children, and most of all my best friend.

Linds you are the most generous, caring, loving and selfless person I know. I mean I had braces for nearly 5 years as a grown man and you stayed by my side. Every man fantasizes about having a blonde girl with blue eyes and big boobs, and to get all that paired with your heart and soul really makes me the luckiest man on the planet. And this is our second wedding attempt so you know I really mean it.
People say that relationships are difficult and that love is hard, but I can’t relate to that. Our goals and visions for the future aligned early when we both realized that we wanted similar things in life. Linds in our 8 years together we have accomplished so much and faced so many challenges, but we continue to smash our way through each and everything that comes before us. Nothing has shown me how important it is to have the right person by your side quite like raising children has. Especially raising a small version of myself.

Linds I promise to be your ears when you need to vent and tell 45 minute stories that probably could’ve been covered in 3.

I promise to do my best to provide the life of happiness and fulfilment that we and our boys deserve.

I promise to encourage and support you in all that you do. Especially when you try to cook dinner- I think that deserves a little smack on the bum on my way past.

I promise to never give up on us, even in the tough times, till death do us part.

Before you and I, I was extremely against marriage, but being with you has changed my views dramatically for the better. So for that I thank you, and thank you for the honour to stand by your side here today.

Welcome to the Mackey family.

Ben's Vows

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Ben, there is not much to say that you haven’t already heard. You know me better than anyone else, and you’ve never tried to change me. You love me for all of my strengths and all of my flaws. No one knows me like you do, and no one understands you the way I do.

My favourite thing about you is the way you try to understand me. You give me the benefit of the doubt every time, and you always seem to ‘just get it.’ When people say they are marrying their best friend, it always sounds so cheesy and cliché, but it couldn’t be truer for me. You’re always there with chocolate or prosecco, ready to join me in my fury or tell me that it’ll be okay. You are genuine, you are real and you are the best thing to have happened to me.

I vow that today, nothing will change, I will continue to never get up before 5am to make your work lunches. But I swear to always love you as intently as I did the moment we met both of our boys, and as deeply as the lines on your forehead.

I promise to remind myself that neither one of us is perfect but strive to remind myself of the ways we are perfect for each other.
I promise to always encourage, support and believe in you, and the never ever take you for granted.
I will always be by your side, your biggest supporter and your biggest fan. I will back you the way you do the Panthers, but will aim not to hurl as much abuse if you aren’t always successful. I promise to always stay a part of our team, remembering that if ever things feel broken not to throw in the towel but to work to fix the problem. I will love you in every season of our lives – the magic moments, the tough phases and the regular old days. There is no one else I’d be brave enough to face the crazy ride they call parenthood with, and I truly believe that marriage for us will be the same.
One of my favourite things about us is the way we take each day as it comes, and today is one of those. You’re what I want, and you’re exactly what I need. You ground me and make me a little less crazy. Most importantly, you’ve made me a mother, and I couldn’t love you any more than I already do.

Lind's Vows

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Nathalie, I’m so excited to be here today, to make this commitment to share the rest of our lives together.

Over the last four years you’ve been the best partner I could have asked for. We’ve supported each other, loved each other, we’ve rarely fought and we’ve agreed on all the important things : our values and outlook on life, and of course our love of greyhounds.

Nathalie, You are beautiful and you’re intelligent.

You are genuine and caring, and have loved and supported me through all our adventures and challenges.

I love the passion and enthusiasm with which you approach life. It has made my life so much richer.

I love how you lick your nose and are always making me laugh and have fun.

I love your adventurous spirit, from traveling the world, to your adventures in the kitchen.

I promise to love and respect you always and to try to show my love and appreciation to you every day.

I promise to comfort you when you’re sad, to care for you when you’re in need and most importantly to massage you when you’re sore.

I promise that whenever I put the kettle on, I won’t forget to offer you a cup of tea.

I promise to be open to you. To be ready to listen to you and also to share with you my own thoughts and feelings.

I promise to stay loyal to you and to support you in everything you do, even to support you as your instagram photographer.

Nathalie I feel so lucky to have found you and to be marrying you today, and I’m looking forward to sharing the rest our lives together.

Ben's Vows

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all, handsome and shy. That's probably how a lot of the world sees you. But those who stick around to uncover the amazing personality that hides beneath that sweet and endearing smile, are richly rewarded.

I love the way you're always unapologetically yourself. Even if it means flying off cliffs on your hang glider or running 100kms through the blue mountains. You never do these things to impress people and I just love that about you. You don't have big ego. You're humble, genuine and down to earth. You're also one of the most honest and generous people I know.

Thank you for being the ying to my yang since the very night we met. For grounding me, comforting me, having laughing fits with me, adventuring with me, being a fellow dog parent with me and taking on life’s challenges and excitements together. I wouldn’t want to do any of it with anyone else but you. It is my greatest joy to know that I get to spend the rest of my life with you and to call you my husband.

I promise to never let it slip my mind just how truly lucky I am to have found you, and to have the privilege of sharing my life with you and loving you every single day.
I promise that I will continue to be a loyal, supportive and understanding partner to you.
I promise to respect your need to recharge alone in nature.
I promise to be your cheerleader at the end your giant marathons, even if it means picking you up at 2am in the morning in the middle of winter.
I promise to continue to build an incredible future together. To keep adopting greyhounds, growing vegetable gardens, achieving anything we set our minds to and hopefully, creating our own beautiful family together on day.
I promise to love and cherish you for the rest of my life, to stand by your side always, through the highs and the lows that life brings, and to always be proud to call you my husband.

Nathalie’s Vows

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You look very beautiful today Bron. From the moment our paths crossed you have captivated me, challenged me, encouraged me and improved me in so many ways, you never frustrate me.
Bron, you always are calm when I am unsettled and me calm when you are unsettled. You support me all the time – even when I am working too much and often have little time to do anything else. You are the best mum that our 4 kids could ever have wanted for. We definitely were not each others usual types, however, taking a chance on something different has really worked and here we find ourselves today, with our now, I definitely believe, fully grown family.
I promise to be true to you, to support and encourage you and our family and to challenge you and always, always frustrate you. I truly believe we are good for each other and that we will continue to grow stronger together as a couple.
Bron, I promise to give you the best of myself and to ask of you no more than you can give. I promise to accept you the way you are. I fell in love with you for the qualities, abilities and outlook on life that you have, and won’t try to reshape you into a different image.
I promise to respect you as a person with your own interests, desires, needs and to realise that those are sometimes different, but no less important, than my own.
I promise to keep myself open to you, sharing my feelings, thoughts and dreams.
I promise to grow with you, to be willing to face change and challenges as we both evolve in order to keep our relationship alive and exciting.
I promise to join with you and to share all that is to come, to speak and to listen. With kindness, honesty and trust, I will work by your side to create a wonderful life together.
And finally, I promise to love you in good times and in bad, with all I have and have to give to give and all I feel inside, in the only way I know how, completely and forever my wife.
The past 10 years that we have been together seem to have really flown by. Looking back we have achieved so much as a couple and as a family and I cannot wait to see what our future holds. I know and believe that it will definitely be very bright.

Tim’s  Vows

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Tim, I am so honored to be standing here in front of you and some of our closest family and friends, soon to become your wife.
It is sometimes hard for me to put into words how much I love you and how special you are to me. But I am going to try.
There is not a day that goes by that I am not grateful for you and your love.
You are smart, hardworking, kind, thoughtful and an amazing father. You support me and encourage me to do whatever it is I want to do. No matter how crazy it may be.
No one from my past ever took the time to get to know me, the real me! You have been patient, understanding and forgiving. I feel that I can be my true self when I am with you.
I can honestly say you are the love of my life and make me happier than I could have ever imagined.
Now I came as a package deal and at times this has been hard and frustrating but you took everything in your stride. And helped me to raise the beautiful woman that stands up here with us today.
Things moved fast for us in the beginning as our family grew with a few surprise packages, you never seemed worried or that we were in over our heads. We would just “work it out”. You have a way of making me feel calm and that everything will be fine. I love you for that.
I know I'm not perfect but I love that you treat me like I am, even if I can be a handful. Lucky you have two hands and know how to bring out the best in me.
I promise to trust and respect you as your own person and to realize that your interests, desires and needs are no less important than mine.
I promise to love you in good times and in bad, completely and forever.
I promise to listen to you and try to hear what you are saying.
I promise to tell people that I'm the one that makes you watch trashy reality tv, when in fact it's you that loves it.
I promise to not get mad when you don’t put a bag back in the bin.
I can't promise to fix all your problems, but I can promise that you will never have to face them alone.
I am so thankful that our relationship has evolved into something so special, and I am so grateful that we get to do life together. I don’t know where we are going from here but I promise it won't be boring.
Now hurry up and kiss me and make me Mrs. Priestley, finally!

Bron’s  Vows

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When I'm with you I feel home & safe. You bring me down to earth and encourage me to be myself always. I love how silly and weird we can be together. I feel that I have someone who is on the same team as me. I love that you are always happy to do things with me even if you don't want to do them. You make me feel appreciated.

I knew you were husband material when you would pick me up from work so that I didn't have to catch the train after doing a night shift, when you take me to medical appointments - you look after us and you also know how to fix stuff and reach tall places that I can't.

I love that you are family orientated and value your relationships. I love that you make a big effort in learning my family's (Filipino) culture. You're really good at making Filipino BBQ and can make banana ketchup from scratch (I would just use the bottled stuff).

I promise to always support and encourage you. I promise to pick my battles and to not get angry when you wear your dad thongs in public.

I promise to always be truthful to you. I promise to respect and love you. I promise to strive to make you laugh and have fun.

I promise to try not to bring home too many house plants and house decor... I love when I bring something new home from the shops and Tom says "don't we already have one of those?"

I always dreamed of a relationship like ours where we are best friends and genuinely enjoy each other's company. I will be incredibly proud to be able to call you my husband and to be your wife.
I love you Tom.

Cherese’s  Vows

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That night at Woodies, you stood out like a diamond in the rough.
Today, you continue to amaze me with your beauty and grace.
You are smart, beautiful, caring, respectful, and you’ve taught me a lot.
I feel so lucky to have you in my life. The way you present and carry yourself is so elegant and your warm and caring nature makes you the most amazing person to be around. I love that we can have fun together and I love that you laugh at my goofy silliness, even if some of that may only be out of sympathy.
Over the years, our relationship has grown stronger and stronger as we’ve learnt and grown as a couple. From that fateful night at Woodies, to the leap of faith moving to Melbourne. And now, putting down roots in our new home and getting ready to start a family. It’s all been successful because of our deep love and commitment to each other. I’m so happy to be here today making a promise to continue that journey for as long as we live.
I still remember that piece of wisdom from my university lecturer, that you should make sure your home life is happy, so that when things are sour in the outside world you can always come home to a happy place.
I promise to do this for you. I promise to listen to and tend to your needs. I promise to care for you and I promise to have fun with you. I promise to make this new home of ours a happy and loving safe haven.
I vow to be open and honest and to tell you how I’m feeling. I vow to always make you laugh and I promise to let you buy as many indoor plants as you see fit.
It feels so good to be here today, looking ahead into this next chapter of our lives. We’ve been on some great adventures together, and this is the best one yet.
I’m so excited to be by your side for the rest of our lives.
I love you Cherese.

Tom’s  Vows

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I was asked what I love about Rochelle, what brought me here today and what my hopes are, for the future, so here goes......
I love your sense of humour, how you have an incredible way of thinking that makes me laugh. You may not be constantly funny but when you do act or say something funny, it’s sublime.

Your support is unbelievable. Just as long as I’m making the right decision! You have the ability to pull me out of a funk when I feel things are getting overwhelming.
Your cooking: I eat like a man-dog so I’m grateful it’s delightful.
I also love your family and friends which of course makes things a lot easier!
And of course the look of you. Not to be shallow but you are now and always have been …..beautiful.
What brought me here is simple, I’m here today because of love, I love you. It’s as simple as that. Oh and Lynn’s Prado, I drove that here.
I promise to always talk to you about how I’m feeling. When things get tough I will always communicate, so we can solve any problems and get though life together.
I promise to do my best not to make the same mistakes over and over again. I am idiot after all and I probably will make mistakes in the future, loads of them! All I can do is learn from them and not make them again and again.

I promise to support you whenever you need it. From your career to achieving your personal goals. I’ll even help you pick a place to go out for dinner. And in return, I’ll accept your support, even if I think I don’t need it.
I promise to not waste money or spend it on dumb stuff.
To be more conscious of what I’m spending it on and what we are planning to use it for.
I promise to put the washing away after you’ve folded it or at least the same day. To not use the dinning table as my personal wardrobe and yes I’ll put my clothes away when we get home.
Detailing my hopes for the future was a little trickier……
We can ask for happiness, joy, more laughter and good times. While all that is true, we need to accept that from time to time it won’t always be the case. We’ll have trying times and I look forward to those too. Because it’s with YOU, I don’t want to do any of life without YOU.
Ultimately my hope for the future is time.
As much time as I can get to spend it with YOU.

Dan’s  Vows

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Daniel, who knew that a simple hello message on plenty of fish would lead us here today, especially given the fact that before we met my love life was best described as being like a romantic comedy, minus the romance and just me laughing at my own jokes. I am so lucky that you have chosen me, even if it is still mostly me just laughing at my own jokes. Ever since our first 5 hour conversation I knew you were the one that I wanted to spend my life with.
I promise to be true to you, to support you, to frustrate and challenge you and to share with you the most beautiful moments of life.
I promise to turn on the air conditioning when you are hot, even if I am freezing cold, with the proviso that I can put my freezing feet on you for warmth.
I promise to remember that while neither of us is perfect we are perfect for each other in so many ways. Thank you for making me more spontaneous and encouraging me to step out of my comfort zone. You have made me a better person in so many ways.
I promise to always get you to move the spider outside rather than killing it, although there are no promises if you aren’t home.
I promise that I will choose you again and again, at the start and the finish of every single day. I love you more than I ever thought it was possible to love someone.
I am so excited for all that the future holds for us. I know that no matter what happens, good or bad, that we will be able to get through it all together.
I’d like to finish on a quote from my youth which I think perfectly sum you up. As the wise Salt n Pepa once said “What a man, what a man, what a man, what a mighty good man, yes he is”
I love you.

Rochelle’s Vows

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A long time ago in a galaxy very, very close…I was lucky enough to find the love of my life. I thought as soon as we met “I’m gonna make her an offer she can’t refuse” and look where we are today!
Although, I believe the feeling was mutual because after a while I was thinking to myself “Miss Crouch, you’re trying to seduce me. Aren’t you?” Even the first time you told me that you loved me, and I was in disbelief and shock, I almost felt like saying, “You talking to me? You talking to me?”.
When it finally came time to pop the question, my ultimatum was very clear. “Come with me if you want to live…a happy life”. Thus began our plans to “Get to the chapel” which sadly have taken much longer than we anticipated. Thankfully with Julie here we’ve got the luck of the Irish on our side so Julie, “Go ahead, make our day.”
And as China so rudely interrupted our wedding plans again and again, I remember you said to me, “This means you’ll be marrying me twice you know?” to which I replied “Frankly my dear I don’t give a damn”.
I promise to carry the weight of the world with you as the Man with No Name carried the same Poncho through one of the greatest trilogies of all time.
I promise to have a bigger heart for you because if the crew of the Orca had listened to Chief Brody’s advice of “You’re gunna need a bigger boat”, maybe things may have ended differently.
I promise to never abandon you as Samwise Gamgee so faithfully demonstrated to Frodo Baggins from the Shire right through to Mount Doom.
I promise to support us through thick and thin, and being a life-long Shark’s supporter, you know I’m capable of this.
Now I know it’s a risk, but I promise to cook for you. Don’t worry though, I was taking plenty of handy tips while we watched Breaking Bad.
And I promise to love you because hey, All you need is love and love is all you need.
Now after hearing these vows today, “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya Bel?” At least I can safely say that with you in my life right now “I’m the King of the world!”
But when all is said and done, how long exactly do I intend to love you? Well the answer is simple….. “Always.”

Nathan’s Vows

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Nathan, From the moment I saw you smile at me I knew you were the one. I knew that the spark we shared was something so powerful I knew I’d be able to take on the world with you be my side. To say the least you took my breathe away. Your charming personality caught me by surprise and next thing I knew my heart fell deeply in love with you.
Love isn’t about being perfect it’s about being true and real. That’s what you have shown me from the day we met. From then, we have been inseparable, and many people can agree with me. I fell head over heels for you, and I haven’t looked back.
You’ve taught me A LOT of patience, you’ve taught me kindness, how to love, and what it’s like to be truly appreciated and to be loved in no way I could’ve ever imagined I deserved. You’ve taught me what is most important in life. You’ve encouraged me to grow, to be courageous and adventurous.
Nathan you are my reason. You are my home. With this ring, with this marriage, I give you my heart, and from this day forward, may my arms be your home.
Nathan, I promise to grow old with you and stay by your side, to grow wrinkly with you and squeeze that nice little toosh whenever I get the chance.
I promise to encourage you, to uplift you and support you today and every day for the rest of our lives.
I promise to love you unconditionally even when we are 60 and you are still playing PS4 with the boys and insist just one more game.
I promise to love you in the good times and the bad times. I promise to choose our love when it is hard and when it is easy. I promise to respect you as my husband and as my equal.
I promise to never go to bed angry, to never walk away frustrated and ignore you. I promise to communicate with you in every situation. To talk about our problems or our feelings & to resolve anything that arises. I promise we will always make it work. I promise to always choose us.
I promise that I will always say I love you more, not because it’s a competition, but because I love you more than the toughest times, more than any argument, more than any distance between us, more than any bad days or obstacles we face. I will always love you more, I promise to always love you most.
I solemnly swear to protect you from any spiders, cockroaches or any other bug that we cross paths with, for the rest of our lives.
I promise to be to be your forever person, your loving wife for all eternity in this life and the next (and next and next and next).
Nate I love you,
for not only who you are,
But who I am with you
And what we create together.

As I stand here today, I feel proud and I am so excited to see what our future holds. I cannot wait to walk and now I have a working meniscus, RUN through life with you by my side.

Nate, I love you more, I love you most, I love YOU my husband.

Hannah’s Vows

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Jordan Leah, you are my soul mate. My one and only till the end of time. Every day I fall more and more in love with you.
I love everything about you; your perfect smile, your cute tiny nose, other things I can't mention in front of your parents. You lift me up like a barbell. As long as I have you in my life, everything else is just background noise.
We have had so many great times, and some not so great times and I cant wait to experience all life has to offer with you by my side. When we first got together I drove a bucket of shit Lancer. If you could love me through that I know you can love me when I'm fat and bald.
Jordan; I promise to love you through good times and the bad times, to keep our lives exciting, adventurous and full of passion.
I promise to accept that being fashionably late to everything is your way of life.
I promise to always be honest and open especially if you ask if your crossfit form is okay
I promise to support you in all your endeavours, and always be your biggest cheerleader.
I promise not to fart while you are eating.
I promise to love you and only you with every piece of me forever and always. Even when we are old as hell but you still look 25.
You are the most amazing thing to ever happen to me. I am so lucky to have you in my life and I would love to be the one to walk you home.

Joe’s Vows

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Katie, I can’t imagine life without you. From the first day we met I knew we were meant for each other. You’re the kindest, most beautiful and supportive women I know and I'm so lucky to have you.

I have learned in the last 8 years how special and patient you are.
You sat through a ‘Fast & the Furious’ movie on our first date without complaining.
You’ve lived on a construction site since the first day we bought our house and have taken it in good spirits.
You’ve let me pursue the many hobbies I've had over the years, knowing that I won’t always stick to them or I’ll overspend on them.

When I lived in Switzerland for 3 months, you supported me and never held me back. You knew that our relationship would survive. It actually made us stronger.

I vow to love you always, when life is sunny and when it is grey.

I promise to respect you for the amazing women you are and to support your dreams for the rest of our lives.

I promise to try not to get mad when you leave your towel on the bedroom floor or make me lock the cars and house 5 times before bed.

I vow to be the best parts of me that fit perfectly with you.

I promise to keep watching sport every night of the week because I know you don't mind.

When we start a family I promise to be the best father I can because I know you will be the best mother.

Thank you for embracing the man I am and the man I am going to become. Please grow old with me and make me the happiest man on earth.

Jordan’s  Vows

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When Olivia and I first started dating all of the kindness and love from her was a little too much for my overly emotional soul. To counteract the unprepared nature of these immense feelings we would text each other a ‘code word’ that prepared us for seriously mushy and over the top lovey dovey messages. So I want to start my promises by saying “pineapple” because these words are from my heart.

Olivia, Today, I want to make a stand in front of our friends, family and everything in our existence, that I will love you unconditionally for all my days. You are the brightness and joy in my day.

There are so many things that I love about you, but let me just share a few. I love your kindness and unwavering compassion. I love your multitude of laughs, your bright eyes and gentle heart. I love that you sing so loudly you have started a cat chorus in our house.

As our journey continues I want to make these promises to you:

Olivia, I promise to always be your hand to hold and to make any house feel like a home.

I promise to always keep communication open, to listen and talk it out, even if it's difficult.

I promise to always be your gal pal and best friend, to support you and celebrate your wins and buy sushi and wine during the lows.

I promise to make you laugh everyday, especially when you’re annoyed at me and I know I’m in the wrong.

I promise to always bring a spare sweater because you never dress for the weather.

I promise to take every step together for the rest of our lives, to make the decisions when you can’t and to climb every mountain with you both metaphorically and physically because I really want to start hiking.

But honestly, Olivia, Because of you, I feel worthy, I feel strong and proud. Because of your love I am whole.

Tara’s   Vows

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Tara, on the first day that I met you, I had a feeling about you that I have never felt about anyone else. As our love, and friendship has grown over these seven years, that feeling has only gotten stronger. We’ve been talking about marriage for a long time, and I have always, without a doubt, felt 100% certain that marrying you was what I wanted. You are the person I never want to be without. You are my home.

I am always inspired by your creativity and the way you are always trying to learn new things. You surprise me constantly, and you make me feel incredibly special and valued. I love your silliness and how you can make anyone laugh. I love your ambition, how deeply you care about people, and that you always stand up for what is right. I love that you have filled our home with about ten thousand plants, even though that means that the plants get to use the bath more often than I do.

I love how much we share the value of family. I love that you are a part of my family, and I love that I am a part of yours.

Today, nothing makes me happier than to make these promises to you in front of everyone that we love.

I promise that you will always feel safe with me, that you will wake up each day knowing how much I love you, how much I respect you.

I promise to never break your trust, to be truthful, and to commit to working it out, no matter how hard it might be.

I promise to always walk alongside you and make decisions with you, especially when it comes to adopting random cats that I find.

I promise to always be your biggest fan.

I promise to make you a cup of tea most mornings, and to be honest with you about your haircuts.

I promise never to leave the house without saying I love you.

I promise to be 100% in this, with you, every day, for the rest of our lives.

T, you are my best friend. I can’t believe how lucky I am to do life with you. I can’t wait to laugh with you, fight with you, adventure with you, and love you for the rest of my life.

Olivia’s   Vows

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Russ, Where would my life be if you weren’t so bored you decided to use Tinder to find someone to watch ‘One Night at the El Royale’ with. Three years on and here we are: happy, in love, with a beautiful little girl…and you still haven’t seen all of One Night at the El Royale!

It’s impossible to put in just a few short vows just how I feel about you, how much you mean to me and all of the things I want to promise you for our future, but I’ll do my best.

I tell you this often but I mean it when I say….. you are the most incredible human I have ever met. Your strength, intelligence and determination astounds and inspires me. Your calming temperament grounds me and your loving and protective nature ensures I always feel loved and secure.

I will forever be grateful to you for making all of my dreams come true by making me a mother. Watching you with our little Isla Pipes and seeing how playful and gentle you are with her and how fiercely you love her has made my heart expand beyond measure. You are better than any partner or daddy I ever could have dreamed of.

I promise to always be honest with you (unless I one day actually manage to keep a secret from you to surprise you)
I recognise that there will be hard times in our relationship and I promise to do my best to communicate with you and work through any issues together as the team that we are.
I promise to always appreciate you for the comedic genius that you are and laugh at your jokes (even the ones no one else appreciates).
I promise to continue to be your most passionate supporter.
I promise to always love you for exactly who you are and not try to make you feel like you need to be anyone but yourself.
I promise to always tell you my dreams as soon as we wake up despite the fact you definitely don’t want to hear about them.

Insert ninja vow*

And one last promise just for you….

I look forward to our future together as husband and wife, hopefully growing our little family and growing and changing together as people. I take comfort in knowing I will have you by my side wherever life will take us.

I’m so thankful that we get to stand here today in front of our closest friends and family and become husband and wife.

Kate’s   Vows

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Russ, Where would my life be if you weren’t so bored you decided to use Tinder to find someone to watch ‘One Night at the El Royale’ with. Three years on and here we are: happy, in love, with a beautiful little girl…and you still haven’t seen all of One Night at the El Royale!

It’s impossible to put in just a few short vows just how I feel about you, how much you mean to me and all of the things I want to promise you for our future, but I’ll do my best.

I tell you this often but I mean it when I say….. you are the most incredible human I have ever met. Your strength, intelligence and determination astounds and inspires me. Your calming temperament grounds me and your loving and protective nature ensures I always feel loved and secure.

I will forever be grateful to you for making all of my dreams come true by making me a mother. Watching you with our little Isla Pipes and seeing how playful and gentle you are with her and how fiercely you love her has made my heart expand beyond measure. You are better than any partner or daddy I ever could have dreamed of.

I promise to always be honest with you (unless I one day actually manage to keep a secret from you to surprise you)
I recognise that there will be hard times in our relationship and I promise to do my best to communicate with you and work through any issues together as the team that we are.
I promise to always appreciate you for the comedic genius that you are and laugh at your jokes (even the ones no one else appreciates).
I promise to continue to be your most passionate supporter.
I promise to always love you for exactly who you are and not try to make you feel like you need to be anyone but yourself.
I promise to always tell you my dreams as soon as we wake up despite the fact you definitely don’t want to hear about them.

Insert ninja vow*

And one last promise just for you….

I look forward to our future together as husband and wife, hopefully growing our little family and growing and changing together as people. I take comfort in knowing I will have you by my side wherever life will take us.

I’m so thankful that we get to stand here today in front of our closest friends and family and become husband and wife.

Kate’s   Vows

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My darling Kate, from the first week of knowing you, I knew you were the one (even if you didn’t yet). Your love of life and radiant positivity shone through, including your ability to see the best in every person or situation, like when you diverted my choice of a vegetarian brekky second date into a laughter-filled long lunch in a sunny beer garden.

I don’t think I quite knew how much I needed you in my life when I found you, or even what that life would look like.

You are truly the most heartfelt and caring person I have ever met, and you immediately and instinctively connect with those around you. Either over a decaf cappuccino or a double bourbon, you draw people into your orbit - and to be drawn into yours has been the best thing that has ever happened to me. On every level of who I am as a person, I feel bonded to who you are, both our Scorpion sides and our Frog.

I promise to always be the best version of myself for you, and never stop looking for ways to be better;

I promise to be the best father I can for Isla and any future little peas, by being involved and nurturing, while being your teammate at all times;

I will always prioritise you, our relationship, our family and our happiness over all other distractions in life;

If there is a festival or event you can get dressed up for, I promise to always make an effort and not complain about cleaning up glitter or beads or the fact I look stupid;

I promise to always try and turn the days that feel like a vegetarian brekkie without bacon or BBQ sauce into laughter filled sunny beer garden days, and to never hold onto the reason we ended up there in the first place;

We will continue to celebrate our playful sides, and pursue adventure and laughter at every opportunity, this I promise.

I promise to tell you every day that I love you, so that after a lifetime together you may begin to truly understand how much you mean to me, my Kate, my love.

And one last promise just for you….

You have already made me the happiest man in the world by making me a father, and the luckiest by agreeing to marry me. I look forward to a lifetime of shared adventure and joy with you my darling, side by side sticking together, as Husband and Wife.

Russ’   Vows

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Sarah, you are the one!
There aren’t enough words for me to begin to describe how much it means to me to be standing in front of your here today. I feel incredibly proud. I can honestly say that I am marrying by best friend. Also, I am clearly the one punching above my weight here.

From the moment I saw you in that blue dress over a decade ago, you flipped my life upside down, for the better. I knew you were special. I never thought that I’d have such a beautiful, thoughtful, and loving person by my side.

I love everything about you: your great hugs, your ability to help me stop and think when things are getting stressful. You have this amazing ability to bring the calm and offer a different perspective when I need it.

Because of that, I have decided to look past the fact that you are a serial procrastinator.
I truly believe that the many years that we have spent together has created a bond in love that is unbreakable between us.

Today in front of our family:
I promise to give you the best of myself every single day.
I promise to always be there for you and to be your source of support in times of need.
I promise to always have your best interests at heart and offer encouragement in anything you set out to do.
I promise to always listen to you and most importantly try to hear what you are saying.
I promise that we won’t just grow old and grey together, but we will actually grow together stronger every day.
Most importantly, I promise to never take you for granted and to love and cherish every single day that I have with you.

And lastly, I have a secret vow that’s just for you………

I want you to know that you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and more loved than you know.

Together we will walk into the future side by side as partners, lovers, best friends, and as husband & wife. Together we can accomplish the life we dream of, because we are a team.

Sarah…..you are my favorite person and I promise to love you and only you, forever.

Dara’s  Vows

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When did I know you were the one? The moment I met you. I know you don’t believe in fate Dara……but let me prove you wrong. Sometimes you meet a guy at a Debs when you are 18, and once in a lifetime is that person the love of your life and future husband to be.

We have shared 13 years, 24 hours of flight, 17000kms long distance, 5 homes, a 6 year anniversary and 2 cancelled weddings. We spent years apart, years together and finally we are here getting our happily ever after. I guess my intuition was right: our love can survive anything.

Dara, you are the love of my life: my tall, dark and handsome, my best friend and my soulmate. You make me laugh. You console me. You help me see reason when I’m blind. You lift me up and brighten my day. You teach me every day that the love we share makes all of the tough times worth it. You know the real me and understand me better than anyone else.

I cannot promise that I won’t get emotional when watching movies or get mad at you for silly small things. I can’t promise that I won’t have the odd emotional bad day or over-react.

But I can make these promises to you Dara:

I promise to stand alongside you and face the changes and challenges good and bad with you.

I promise to never take you for granted, love you completely as the man you are and encourage who you are yet to become.

I promise to walk and grow with you through life, to grow old with you and to always remember that every moment shared with you is a gift.

I promise to get my driver’s license so you don’t have to do all the driving because I know you hate it. I also promise to be the designated driver for some nights out because I owe you :)

I promise to buy you shirts and new underwear even though you are picky and attached. And throw out the holey old ones when you are not looking :)

I promise to laugh at your Dad jokes even though they are ancient now!

Dara, loving you makes life feel too short and I want to marry you because I could not imagine my life any other way. I am so excited to share this next new chapter with you as husband and wife and I cannot wait to see what it brings!

I am the luckiest girl in the world and I love you with all my heart!

Sarah’s   Vows

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My dearest Nickolas. My unique Nick.
I am standing here today, with you, as we two become one.
I studied for this moment and everything I read described this as standing on a precipice peering over at the future. But that doesn’t make sense to me. That makes it seem like this is supposed to be a terrifying, utterly life-changing event and I don’t know about you, but that’s not what I’m feeling. Instead, I think that this moment is more like a sunrise. Not your ordinary sunrise though, because this isn’t an ordinary day. It’s more like the kind of sunrise you get in early spring, where the ground is crunchy, the air is crisp, the world is so at peace, and everything just feels right, because standing here with you, everything really does simply feel right.
And I could stand here all day and wax poetic about you and I and our future, but that wouldn’t be me. However, I couldn’t find the right words to say to keep it short and sweet either.
But I want you to know that I’m here right now, in this moment, because I love you, and I cannot imagine a future without you. When something dope comes along, you gotta lock it down, so here we are.
I’m not here today to say “I do”, but rather to say “I promise”.
I promise to support you and stand by you, so that we may grow together just as we grow old together.
I promise to fall in love with you over and over, at every opportunity, so that you may keep falling in love with me, too.
I promise not to get too indignant when you fart and blame it on the rats, though I can’t make the same promise when it comes to you blowing raspberries on me or tickling me.
But most of all, I promise to be yours, in body and soul, no matter what happens or where life takes us, because it doesn’t matter where we are or what may happen; whenever I’m with you, whenever I look into your eyes or sink into your embrace, I know that I am safe, and loved, and home.
I do want you to know that I hold you up above everyone and I do want you to know that I think you’d be good to me, and I’d be so good to you.
Because the fact is, I love you, more than any metaphor or simile could ever express, even any written by Jason Aaron or Shakespeare or yourself!
And when we’re together, time means nothing. Jeremy Bearimy baby. From hereon out, we get to chill out in the dot of the I, forever.
And when death takes my hand, I will hold you with the other, and promise to find you in every lifetime.

Vicki’s    Vows

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Dearest Vicki,

We’re finally here, getting married for real, and I couldn’t want anything more than this. What else could there be? We’re finally here, to promise to each other that we will always, always be here.

I’ve told you before that to me, love is something that repeats- that every day, I get to realise all over again how much I love you. How incredible it is to have met you, someone who sees me, who understands every inch of my being, and who loves it all. How lucky I am, that you, this beautiful, intelligent person, this kind and deeply caring, driven person, wants to spend their life with me.

Every day, I get to appreciate you for all that you are and will be. I get to hear about your day, every day. I get to admire the stitches you cross, and secretly appreciate your love of things I’ll never understand. We’re finally here, and I couldn’t be happier.

Here and now, in front of everyone I love, all these people who I know will hold me to it, I vow to remind you of all of these things, these qualities you have that I get to see every day.
I vow to love you, and to let you know of that love every day.
I promise to never go in for those terrible cliché jokes about “the ol’ ball and chain”, because I will always see you as the one who frees me, and never as a prison.

I promise to feign offense every time you rip a big one, even though we both know it's really very funny, because I know how much it makes you laugh.
Actually, I promise to do anything that I know will make you laugh, because that laugh is everything I ever wanted.
I promise to love you through good times and bad. Through sickness, through health through everything in between.
I vow to be your lone candle, holding back the dark and igniting the stars.
I promise all of these things, from now until forever, because you should have nothing less than my best.
Today is our wedding day, and to paraphrase the greatest poet of the modern day, it’s also the first birthday of the new life we get to give to each other. It’s a life that you and I can nurture together, and I honestly can’t wait. I’ve been ready for as long as I can remember. All of it comes down to simply this: I think you’ll be good to me, and I can only vow that I’ll be so good to you.

Nick’s    Vows

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For as long as I can remember I've been obsessed with books. Stories of far away lands, captivating biographies, and picture books filled with the most beautiful artistry. But the ones I always treasured the most were the fairytales. For me it was never about a fair maiden waiting for her rescue, but it was the magic, the love, the moment that you read those final words "happily ever after". Today we sign onto our own happily every after, but it's not the end of our story, and it's not the beginning, it's somewhere in those chapters that grip you by the heart and make you crave every fine detail.
That's how I feel about you, and about us. Since the very first day we met, you've accepted me exactly as I am, making me feel perfectly at home with you no matter where we are or what we're doing.
You've delved deep into my soul too, never hesitating to ask the "whys" that challenge assumptions, give me courage in my convictions and keep me motivated, learning and growing.
You make my dreams come true every day, but especially today. Today we become husband and wife.
So here is what I promise today and for our own happily ever after.
I vow to treat you with respect and kindness and to show my love in actions, not just words. To hold you close, when you need comfort, and even when you don't. To make late night runs for emergency ice cream or homewares, to dance and cook and craft in the kitchen. In our kitchen. In our home. The one we are building with love with our own little mix match family and beautiful fur baby.
You are my opposite in so many ways, but also my equilibrium. I promise to always love you just as you are and to be empathetic even when I don't understand you or your ways. I promise to enter each disagreement with patience, sincerity, and open communication, and to give us both the space we need to grow separately and together.
I promise to never stop trying to make you laugh, because that's when I see those perfect dimples. And even when you pretend to cringe at my puns and cheap jokes, I know deep down you're just annoyed you didn't think of them first.
You are funny and kind and smart and determined, but more than that. To me you are my home, my safety, my absolute. You are the person I can tell anything to, and I want to tell everything to.
Dave, to me ours is more than just a storybook love, you are the love of my life, my forever love, the love I want to squeeze me right in the chest and give me butterflies for the rest of our days.
I love you today, tomorrow, and for the rest of our lives. Happily ever after and beyond.

Elle’s  Vows

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Elle, My love. We made it! Together! Here in front of our family and friends.
I am so excited to be able to call you my wife, to continue to do life together and to keep loving you every day.
For those in the know, we are well aware that National Leadership Camp, is a life changing experience. What wasn’t so obvious was how amazing that change would be!
Two days after we met, we were sitting in the auditorium, and were guided through writing poetry about our past, present, and future. My future poem included a mystery ‘you’ character, described as
Who are you
Someone I haven’t met
or maybe I have,
it just hasn’t clicked yet.
I didn’t know I was being both poetic and prophetic. It clicked pretty soon after that, and after another poetic piece Davelle began.
Since there has been Davelle, there has been loads of adventure, challenges, laughter, and struggles, but through it all our love has blossomed, grown, and endured.
Elle, I love you, you are my reason for living, my comfort in trials and my joy in celebration.
I promise to be by your side today, tomorrow, forever, and always. To be your rock, to steady and ground you and be your constant foundation.
I vow to encourage and support you through all your endeavours.
I promise to radio Mt. Thomas VKC and Sargent Croydon in my sleep if, and only if there is a bad guy to catch.
I will love you in the great times, the good times, the bad and the worse times, completely and without reservation.
I choose you above all others to share my life in marriage. I love you for yourself and I want you to become all that you can be.
This is just the start of our story together. I cannot wait to fill the pages with all our adventure, joy, and love.
Elle, I Love you and I am honoured to be your husband.

Dave’s  Vows

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Bradley James, you are the one.
The one who life and the universe led me to, today, as I become your wife.
For me, marriage and a life with you, means waking up beside you, to watch the sun rise on your face. It’s knowing I can say I love you in any given time or place. It’s the little things that only I know, for these are the things that make you mine.
I am truly, madly deeply in love with you, and I am so lucky my one fine day came along. No matter what, every day I love you – I am simply high on loving you.
Today and every day, I promise to be your fellow adventurer and puddle jumper, your love, your light in dark times and your best friend.
I promise to encourage you to make the most of life, to fully live and love without abandon.
I promise to continue to nurture our babies, our house of dreams and our love.
I promise to always hold your hand, to be your quiet place when the world is too loud and to stop each day to catch your eye for a smile.
This much I know to be true – my evergreen love for you blooms every day, and you are the light, hope and love of my life.

Gabrielle’s Vows

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Gabrielle, you are to me in every way the visible personification of absolute perfection. Your altruism and devotion to me and all those you love is a source of inspiration and strength.

I promise to continue to adventure with you, as there is no mountain we can’t climb, no cave we can’t swim through, no road we can’t navigate, and no sky we can’t gaze upon as long as we’re together.

I will continue to inspire and motivate you by lifting you up with encouragement, cheering you on with compassion and sharing in your victories as though they were my own.

I promise to laugh, cry and always cuddle you as we watch new films, listen to new alternative Icelandic music and traverse the globe looking for experiences that will enrich our lives and bring us closer on our journey together.

We have created the family we have always wanted. I am thankful that together we will instil in Ezekiel the same values of respect, dignity, honour, and loyalty we show each other every day.

Finally, I want you to know that you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and loved more than you know. If I could give you only one thing in life, I would give you the ability to see yourself through my eyes and only then would you realise how special you are to me.

Brad’s Vows

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When you came into my life Jessica, you flipped my life upside down for the better. Over the years, you have guided me onto the right path and conveyed the definition of true love.
You have not just become my other half, but my better half. I wake up every day wanting to do better and never losing sight on what we have achieved so far and where we desire to be in life.
From the day we started conversing, I’ve always felt this undeniable chemistry between us.
Without shying away that you are a beautiful stunning girl, you’ve always come across with grace and humility; not just to myself, but to all my friends and family.
No matter how wild and sometimes irrational I may be, you have never given up on me. Whilst at times we do get heated and confrontational as we’re both alike in speaking our minds. I promise to see the bigger picture and bounce back positivity and compromise.
I promise to be there for you on the days when you love yourself and even more on the days when you don’t.
We will always laugh, cry, argue and bounce back by making shit jokes like Gordon Ramsey praising my roast chicken, but I promise we will continue doing it together, forever as a team.
I vow to nurture and support you on your individual desires and goals, such as your craft of jewelry making. We may be walking through life as a team, but you deserve to focus on what naturally makes you happy.
I vow to continue to be selfless to you and the extended family that has stood behind you. Their hospitality and care over the years has reignited my feeling of a loving and supportive family.
I love you, Jessica. I have longed and waited for the day to call you my beautiful wife. I am proud of what you have achieved, the person you have become and grateful for the love and care you have given to Molly and I since walking into our lives.
Whatever life throws at us from here on; as two strong individuals, we will take it on together as husband and wife, with a force to be reckoned with.

Dennis’ Vows

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If you had asked me a decade ago what the future held, my answer would be this. I’m watching my favourite movies on repeat (Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings), rereading David Eddings for the billionth time, and watching tutorials of how to knit on Youtube – failing of course.
Instead I’ve found myself at a wedding, and weirder… it’s mine. That risky move to download a dating app ended up with me winning the lotto – because somehow I managed to snag you. You, with your cheeky grin, that cute crinkle at your eye when you smile, your dad joke sense of humour, and your serious attitude when it comes to doing something whether it’s cooking a roast chicken or fixing your car.
I love all of your qualities and accept every part of you – just as you are. You are caring and devoted to raising our chonk children, you see a problem and don’t hesitate to fix it, you don’t mind getting your hands dirty – literally greased up if necessary, and above all, you openly share your feelings and thoughts.
I vow to you that whenever you stop meal planning I will cook creamy pasta and schnitty.
I promise to not cry as you put Narcos on Netflix again.
I swear I won’t ask you too many questions as you watch your car shows. Though I’ve already forgotten what an exhaust manifold is. And an apron.
I will hold your hands when we walk. Even though they’re sweaty.
I promise to try and ask Gordon Ramsey to try your Roast Chicken. He will tell you that it is fucking fantastic and you will probably cry.
And I will tell you I love you every single day. Unless you forget to feed me kinder bueno. Then I cannot be blamed for what happens.
So when I am asked that question now, a decade later, I have found myself standing before you Dennis, surrounded by the people we love, and ready to write the rest of the pages in our story, until we reach the last chapter where we are both old and grey, sitting on our porch with our old fur babies at our feet, and watching the sun set upon our book’s The End.

Jessica’s  Vows

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