Thinking about writing your own wedding vows? It’s a tremendous undertaking. Summing up your love, dreams and promises to your partner in a few short minutes. Overwhelming as it can be it’s well worth it. It’s a chance to tell your story, give guests a peek into what makes your relationship tick and share meaningful words with the person you love. Here are some of the best emotional, real wedding vow examples to help inspire you.
Tayla & Jacob from their ceremony at the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort on the Gold Coast
Tayla and Jacob had some of the most amazing and heartfelt wedding vows I’ve ever heard. During their wedding ceremony, held at the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort’s glass chapel, they pledged their love and promises to each other in front of their family and friends.
At one point Jacob’s emotions caused a bit of a personal moment during his vows, but they both got through it with a laugh as they took it in stride.
If you’re looking for inspiration for your own amazing romantic wedding vows, whether you’re the bride or groom, these two will certainly give you something to aspire to.
“You have shown me a love I never knew existed. Jacob you are a million dreams and wishes come true and everything in me recognises you as my home.” – Tayla
“The thought of spending the rest of my life with you makes me the happiest man on this Earth.” – Jacob
Cover photo courtesy of Fig Tree Wedding Photography
Courtney & Robert from their wedding at Horizon Byron Bay
“When we’re out for dinner I’ll always shuffle forward when you pull the table closer to you…”
“I’ll get out of bed when you’re tired just to plug your phone charger in or pull the blankets up to tuck you in. And I’ll turn the heater on when you’re cold even when I’m already sweating.”
“I want to grow old with you by my side and at the end of the day look back on our lives with no regrets. You’ve stolen my heart and it will always be yours. You’re one of a kind and I’ll never let you go.” – Rob
“Ever since I was little my birthday wish was that I would find someone who made me as happy as my mum and dad make each other. It’s not bad luck when I tell you that wish because it already came true when I met you.” – Courtney
Jesse & Sam from their wedding at Gabbinbar Homestead in Toowoomba
Gabbinbar Homestead in Toowoomba in recognised as one of the best and most popular wedding reception venues in Southeast Queensland.
Jesse and Sam were married in the gardens in front of their gathered family and friends. Many of whom travelled a considerable distance to witness the bride and groom exchange vows.
After 13 years of being a wedding videographer it’s not often I’m taken by surprised during the wedding vows, but I certainly do appreciate a unique take when I hear them. Jesse’s words to Sam had that distinction.
“We share this indescribable connection and when we’re together it’s like nothing else matters. The whole world could be on fire and as long as you’re by my side I would not give a $#it”
“I’m a better person when I’m with you, I function better when you’re around and I’m no longer afraid to say that I’m dependent on another human.”
“You are that human.”
Cover photo courtesy of Ben and Hope Photography
Keisha & Isaac from Kooroomba Vineyards and Lavender Farm
Celebrant Jo Hurley, from Love Story Ceremonies, helped Keisha and Isaac write their own marriage vows and they delivered them perfectly. You can listen to their whole exchange here.
“Isaac. Every tough road that we have been on together has been worth it to get here today because the love and life that we have built together is, and always be, worth fighting for.”
“So all I can say is I choose you. One thousand times over, in a thousand different lifetimes and every day for the rest of our lives. I choose you and I always will.”
Nakita & Paul from their wedding ceremony at Osteria
Some of the best wedding vows are when the bride and groom write their own. Nakita and Paul exchanged their personal vows in front of family and friends at Osteria in Casuarina, New South Wales.
“I’ll be there to keep that smile on your face through whatever life throws at us. Through thick and thin, good and bad, happy and sad I’ll be right there…except if there’s a cockroach or a moth then you’re on your own!”
“I promise to feign an interest in cricket for the rest of our days.”
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