As I stand here about to take your hand, I can’t help but think of the comments you gave while being asked for input on our wedding “I don’t care” or “sure, doesn’t matter”, but you always included after making one of those comments, “I just want to marry you”.
Well here we are, today is the day where you ‘just’ get to marry me. The once blond chick in our old photos, the country loving, and tinkerbell crazed girl you fell for.
You are above and beyond what I could have ever asked or imagined.
Earlier today you received a gift from me and were told nothing, except you will understand with my vows. So here it is:
Just over 3 years ago I received a gift from you. A star that was named for me. Every day I see this star in our home and smile. I wanted you to have the same. So today while you were getting ready you received a keychain with the coordinates of that star. I gifted myself with the same thing. And today I wear the coordinates of my star and ours. Our star is born today, the day we are joined as one. Its name being B 1 0204. B for the name I call you, for the initial of our last name and for all the things we want and dream to be. 1 for all of our firsts in the past, present and future. And the date of our wedding day so we can remember today and all these promises I make to you:
I promise to be on your team
I promise to always let you drive
I promise to rub your back after a long day
I promise to be faithful
I promise to commit to date night
I promise to be quick to forgive
I promise to wake up and start the coffee
I promise to always surprise you
I promise to always fold the laundry, but leave the socks for you to match
I promise to stand by you
I promise to trust you, respect you, follow you, honour you, and support you
I promise to love you, always
We have a friendship that will never end, and a love that will only continue to thrive. I still get butterflies when you smile at me. I can’t help the hiccups when you laugh with me. There is no doubt in my mind that you are the one for me.
I can’t wait to start forever with you, I know that starting today there will always be more. More things to learn about you, more support to offer you, more laughter to share with you, more adventures to seek with you, more passion to share with you, more faith to have in you, more places to go with you, more people to meet with you, more challenges to face with you, more beer to drink with you, more memories to make with you, and more love to give you.
Today I make the most important decision in my life. Today I become your wife….Finally. I want to be a part of all the exciting changes in your life, our life. I want to be holding your hand as we embark on future adventures together. You will always be my drinking buddy, my camping buddy, my best friend, my pillow fort buddy; but most importantly you will forever be my husband.
I love you b.
To infinity and beyond.
Courtney, I can’t believe we are here. These 4 years have been the best years of my life. We have shared so much love, happiness, and good times with each other, that I don’t even know where to begin. When we first met, I was a little unsure what I wanted in my life, but you guided me through all of the tough times. It was right after my first semester at SAIT that things starting falling in place for me. The more study dates we had, the more episodes of Pretty Little Liars we watched (my guilty pleasure), every time you let me sit beside you to copy your notes (mine were mostly just scribbles in my notebook), the more I realized the CHEMISTRY was there, and I slowly started to realize that I was falling in love with you.
You are the most genuine, caring, and loving person that I know. Where there has been cold in my life, you will always warm me up, even though you can’t make a campfire to save your life. When there was darkness, you will always bring me light, even though you can’t seem to remember to turn them off at home. You build me up higher than I ever could have imagined, because I know you’re still envious that I am 1 inch taller than you. You make my life the best it could be. The best part of my day is coming home to you. To hold you in my arms, even though I’m usually dirty, and you make me shower first.
Every day you show me why I love you. You always push me to be a better man, talk me up when I’m down, cuddle me when I’ve had a hard day, and you always let me be little spoon.
Courtney, I’ll be honest, I had a pretty hard time writing these vows. It’s not because I couldn’t think of anything to say, because, I love you more than I could possibly imagine. It’s hard to describe in words how I feel about you. I know in my heart that you are the person that I want to share ever thing with, even though the words may not come out right. You are the one person that understands me. The one person that can decode my brain to see that you are my everything.
From this day forward, I promise I will be the best husband I can be. I’ll try to beat you to the house work, but that probably won’t happen and you know it. I won’t kill any of the spiders, because they are our friends. So I will set them free outside on a Kleenex, like I always do. I’ll cook for you anytime, but in my heart I know I will always be the sous chef. I will always dance and sing with you, even if neither of us knows the words. And I hope someday I will be just as good with kids as you are.
I love you Courtney, and always will.
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3 Sentence Love Story
We met at SAIT, one study date led to another study date which led to many dates. We went on adventure after adventure until he proposed in the biggest pillow fort I have ever seen. Our adventures only continue to get better, just like our love and passion for each other.