Have you got a significant marriage milestone coming up? Perhaps you’ve made it to 2, 5, 10, 25 or 50 years together. Maybe you just want to reaffirm your love for each other and your commitment to each other.
A vow renewal ceremony is a fantastic way to do this. It’s an opportunity to commemorate and honour your marriage. You will be celebrating the love which has deepened and matured between you both with your close friends and family.
Here are some examples of ‘new’ vows that I worked with a couple recently to create….
“You make my joys greater, my sorrows more bearable, and my spirit known. I promise you nothing less than the rest of my life.”
“You are the love of my life. You make me happier than I could ever have imagined and feel more love than I ever thought possible.”
There is a wonderful poem by Wilferd Arlan Paterson. It seems to sum up perfectly the bond created when a couple are married.
The Art of a Good Marriage by Wilfred Arlan Peterson
Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.
A good marriage must be created. In marriage the little things are the big things.
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say “I love you” at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is at no time taking the other for granted; the courtship should not end with the honeymoon, it should continue through the years.
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together facing the world. It is forming a circle of love that gathers the whole family.
It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy.
It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is not looking for perfection in each other.
It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humour.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow old.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal.
It is not only marrying the right partner; it is being the right partner.
If a vow renewal ceremony feels right for you and it’s the right time, please get in touch.