Wedding vows are more than just words.
They’re the heart of your wedding ceremony!
The kiss. The dance. The cake. Although weddings are packed with unforgettable moments, one thing remains true– the wedding ceremony is the heart of your wedding. And, the vows you make to one another are the glorious centerpiece. As the words that tie you, your vows are the heart of everything! Plus, if you put serious thought and effort into them, they can shape your life as a married couple for the rest of your lives.
As an Interfaith Officiant, I meet brides and grooms from all faiths and backgrounds. And still, to this day, after officiating over 170 weddings, I’m breathtaken when I witness your vows. Seeing you look into each other’s eyes as you recite your sacred promise is a glimpse of the divine– it’s intimate and powerful. Sometimes the bride cries. Sometimes, it’s the groom. Many times, both are shedding tears of joy. And for good reason! This is the moment when you bind yourselves together for all time. It’s a subtle but enormous shift, from intending to marry, to marrying! Out loud, in front of your Beloved Community, you recite the significant words that express your deepest promise. This is the truth of marriage. It’s when you release your independence as an individual and begin living your life as part of a pair. You’re made anew. Together you become a unity of two unique individuals, embarking on a life journey as partners in this one endeavor: your marriage.