December 7, 2010

just one more thing..

one other thing i would like to share tonight, is the closing we had our wedding ceremony. maybe i'm putting this on here so it's easily accessible to me and nothing makes me more sappy, but you won't hear me say that. when i read this for the first time, i started to cry (see, sappy!).

You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment. At some point, you decided to marry. From that moment of yes, to this moment of yes, indeed, you have been making commitments in an informal way. All of those conversations that were held in a car, or over a meal, or during long walks – all those conversations that began with “When we are married” and continued with “I will” and “you will” – all those late night talks that included ‘someday’ and ‘somehow’ and ‘maybe’ – and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart. All these common things, and more, are the real process of a wedding.

The symbolic vows that you just made are a way of saying to one another “You know all those things that we’ve promised, and hoped, and dreamed – well, I meant it all, every word.

Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another -- acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, even teacher. You have learned much from one another

For after today you shall say to the world –
This is my husband. This is my wife.

what's bolded, is the part that always makes me choke and bawl.. ( that sounds dirty ).


  1. thanks! i'm assuming that this is you meg?

  2. Thanks keli, our commissioner wrote it. Feel free to use it in your wedding too lol.