Wedding Vows


Scott and I got married to one another on Saturday, September 26th. It was an amazing day and while the weather wasn’t quite as warm as I would have liked, the rain held off until just after we finished cleaning up. The food our friends and family brought to share was delicious, the cakes that I made were perfect and people had a really good time.

One of our goals with this wedding was to keep the ceremony portion short, as we were asking people to stand for it. So we kept our vows brief, funny and to the point. Here’s what we said to each other.

Marisa, to Scott

For the years that we were nothing more than friends, I swore up and down to anyone who would listen that you were not the man for me. It wasn’t until you started dating someone else that I realized how deeply I adored you (despite the fact that you didn’t have a driver’s license and that you are undeniably a picky eater). Now, I can’t imagine my life without you.

Scott, I am delighted to be marrying you today, and I vow to you to love you for the rest of my life, even when you’re painfully stubborn, when you turn up your nose at my sautéed string beans or when you fling your dirty socks across the room. I promise to support your dreams and will never stop encouraging you to write those novels we all know are in you. I promise to respect your Star Trek cards, weekly D & D dates and general geekery, and appreciate your similar courtesy for my jars, cookbooks and sundry kitchen implements.

Scott, I vow to give you the quiet time you need and to be the one in our relationship who deals with the minutia of daily living. I solemnly swear that I’ll never stop laughing, even if things get momentarily grim. And most of all, I vow to always embrace your whimsy, your humor and all your wacky charms.

You are my person, my favorite boy and I love you with all I’ve got.

Scott, to Marisa

If you asked me 10 years ago, or even 3 years ago, if I would be getting married to a hippie, at a potluck wedding officiated by a lesbian I would have laughed at you. And yet, here we are and words can’t express how happy I am. Funny how life works, isn’t it?

Marisa, you and I are complete opposites in many ways. I’m tall, you’re short. I hardly know what day of the week it is, you’re always on top of the details. I’m funny and you’re… well maybe we can move on.

Marisa, I vow to do as I am told most of the time. I promise to not make your life any more difficult than I normally do. I promise to talk you through moments of panic and anxiety with a smile and love in my heart. I vow to at least try and express my feelings more than fortnightly, and above all else I promise to be your partner in all of life’s adventures and misfortunes.

You are the love of my life, the reason I wake up in the morning, the spring in my step, and I can’t imagine life without you.

24 thoughts on “Wedding Vows

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  2. Julie Parr

    Marisa – thanks for sharing these! They made me cry. I am very happy for the two of you and am sorry I couldn’t be there. Beautiful vows!

  3. Erin

    These are just perfect. Thank you for sharing your vows with us. I especially love the part where you refer to Scott as “your person.” So sweet!

  4. Jennie

    Love them both! You guys are so unique and talented – I’m thrilled that you’re married and enjoying this new phase of your relationship so much already. You both look lovely in the photo too – I had a mental image of Scott in a bright magenta Hawaiian shirt but that one’s much more subtle and “wedding-y”. 🙂

  5. Em

    Oooh, thank you thank you for posting your vows! Not only were they absolutely beautiful and unique to the two of you, but they also helped me figure out a little closer to what mine will be next spring. I’ve often wondered how to start the process of writing wedding vows to the one you should be with … I’m curious, did you share these vows with eachother before the ceremony? Is that OK to do? Awesome post. And CONGRATULATIONS!! Here’s to a life long journey with our best friends!

  6. Alanna

    Oh Marisa! These are so incredibly sweet! Alex and I are so happy for you both, and we wish you overwhelming happiness. Now, how about posting some more wedding pics?!

  7. Bonnie

    Marisa!!!! You know how I feel. Way to go and all of my best wishes to you and Scott as you start this fabulous journey.
    All our Love, Bonnie, Hans, Eric and Amy.

  8. gail

    hi! i’ve followed you ever since you bought my hoosier cabinet. you two are a hoot! congratulations & always go to bed laughing!

  9. leslie

    I found your link from yoru other website. Congrats! Your vows were full of love, laughter and sincerity. Thanks for sharing with us! Best wishes to you both.

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