11.11.2008

Wedding photos

Posted by Tammy


Mike's vows were Dr. Seuss-ical. I will admit - we didn't write them, but found them online. Mike had intended to write vows for us, but had some trouble! I did some research and found ones I liked (even though other people wrote them!) So we went with them since Mike had writer's block!

Mike's: (Rebecca read the officiant role for us!)
Officiant: Will you answer me right now These questions, as your wedding vow?

Groom: Yes, I will answer right now Your questions as my wedding vow.

Officiant: Will you take her as your wife? Will you love her all your life?

Groom: Yes, I take her as my wife, Yes, I'll love her all my life.

Officiant: Will you have, and also hold, Just as you have at this time told?

Groom: Yes, I will have, and I will hold, just as I have at this time told, Yes, I will love her all my life As I now take her as my wife.

Officiant: Will you love through good and bad? Whether you're happy or sad?

Groom: Yes, I'll love through good and bad, Whether we're happy or sad, Yes, I will have and I will hold, Just as I have already told, Yes, I will love her all my life,Yes, I will take her as my wife!

Officiant: Will you love her if you're rich? Or if you're poor, and in a ditch?

Groom: Yes, I'll love her if we're rich, And I will love her in a ditch, I'll love her through good times and bad, Whether we are happy or sad, Yes, I will have, and I will hold(I could have sworn this has been told!) I promise to love all my life This woman, as my lawful wife!

Officiant: Will you love her when you're fit,And also when you're feeling sick?

Groom: Yes, I'll love her when we're fit, And when we're hurt, and when we're sick, And I will love her when we're rich And I will love her in a ditch And I will love through good and bad, And I will love when glad or sad, And I will have, and I will hold Ten years from now a thousandfold, Yes, I will love for my whole life This lovely woman as my wife!

Officiant: Will you love with all your heart? Will you love till death you part?

Groom: Yes, I'll love with all my heart From now until death do us part, And I will love her when we're rich, And when we're broke and in a ditch, And when we're fit, and when we're sick, (Oh, CAN'T we get this finished quick?) And I will love through good and bad, And I will love when glad or sad, And I will have, and I will hold, And if I might now be so bold, I'll love her my entire life, Yes, I WILL take her as my wife!

Officiant: Then if you'll take her as your wife, And if you'll love her all your life, And if you'll have, and if you'll hold, From now until the stars grow cold, And if you'll love through good and bad, And whether you're happy or sad, And love in sickness, and in health, And when you're poor, and when in wealth, And if you'll love with all your heart, From now until death do you part, Yes, if you'll love her through and through, Please answer with these words:

Officiant and Groom: I DO!

Officiant: You're married now! So kiss the bride, But please, do keep it dignified.

My words were somewhat more simple to Mike. Heartfelt and true!

Because of you, I laugh, I smile, I dare to dream again. I look forward with great joy to spending the rest of my life with you, caring for you, nurturing you, being there for you in all life has for us, and I vow to be true and faithful for as long as we both shall live.

We also "jumped the broom". A very old tradition of "sweeping" away your single life and moving into your married life together. We asked each person to tie a ribbon to the broom as their blessing or intention for us. We'll find a place to hang this in our house with all the colored ribbons on it!

7 Opinions:

Patty said...

Now that you have a groom..and you jumped a broom. I wish you long happy days without any gloom!!!

Jana B said...

Awwwwwww..... that is so awesome!!!!!!! I LOVE the pics, you looked GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! You were beautiful, the dress was beautiful...

Your hubbies vows cracked me up... they were SO CUTE!!!!!!! Yours were really sweet...

All together it sounds like an amazing ceremony!!

Misty said...

i LOVE the Dr. Suessical idea... Fun... Such a fun wedding!

mary ann mck said...

congratulations to you & mike! i'm so happy for you tammy!!!! you deserve every happiness & wishing you both a lifetime of wedded bliss!!!!

xo mary ann

p.s., is it official? about moving to oregon? pls. keep me posted!

Janet said...

Fantastic! I love your vows. How nice to have a fresh, fun way to express them. All the photos are great and you look beautiful!! I wish you many happy years together.

Tammy said...

Oh Tammy, how beautiful! My daughter's dress was so similar and I loved the vows. So unique to you two. You both are glowing!


I've been drooling over your food. Yummy!

Blessings for your beautiful future.HUG

holly said...

Awesome!!!! I was hoping for a close-up shot of your gorgeous red shoes! You look radiant, as all brides should be! Love the Sues-ical vows!!!