The wedding season is almost upon us and love is in the air. The bride and groom (bride/bride or groom/groom) are tending to last minute details while the guests are scrambling to find the perfect gift. I love this time of the year not for the wedding event per se but for the celebration of lifelong love. The marriage vows, not the wedding, are what matters.
What do the vows have to do with it? The vows a couple makes in front of friends, family, complete strangers and the Universe bind their love, devotion and commitment. The vows are the expression of their love, in poetry form.
On our wedding day, MR N and I agreed to write out our own vows. We wanted to express to our guests that we were committed to each other and that our unconditional love would last. This is the vow MR N recited:
On my wedding day, I’m honored to be here
In front of friends, family and God, with my soul mate by my side.
I often thought I’d walk the long road of life alone.
I was ready to give up on love, then the miracle happened, you came back to me.
Joelle, you’re my beautiful angel.
I’m so lucky and blessed this day, I’m marrying the girl of my dreams.
My heart’s beating so fast, I’m so full of love for you.
You’re my best friend, my soul mate, my life partner, for now and eternity.
I just want to thank you for being mine.
And thank God for letting me have this, my perfect dream come true.
You, Joelle, as my wife.
I love you.
© 2016 N. N. Light, All rights reserved
Heart-felt words straight from one groom’s soul to his beloved bride. I’m sure many brides are emotional at their wedding but hearing those words come from the man I love, yup, I totally cried. But that’s okay, for they were tears of overflowing love; I just couldn’t hold it in.
Poetry, especially love poetry, is nothing more than emotions on a page. Poems don’t have to follow certain rules or format, just honest. So, go ahead and write down a poem to the one you love.
A toast to all the wedding couples:
May your love bind you, protect you, strengthen you
All the days of your lives.
Be your beloved’s partner in everything you do.
Love them with respect and honor.
Never go to bed angry.
Talk out everything and be honest yet caring.
Use your words to uplift but never tear down.
Accept your lover’s quirks and see the beauty within.
Walk this life together, holding hands, and nothing can separate you.
© 2017 N. N. Light, All rights reserved.
Need a wedding gift? Consider our collection of love poetry. It’s a modern-day courtship and 100% true.
Title: Poetry of Love: The Engagement Year
Author: N. N. Light
Genre: Poetry, Love Poetry
Amazon #1 Best-Seller and Hot New Release
I had been searching for love my whole life. It took the opening up of the world via technology for me to find my soulmate. Once I laid eyes on her, at the arrivals gate, I knew I was never going to let her go. The following is a collection of poems I wrote to my angel, from our first meeting up until our wedding day. I was working crazy hours as a chef and I had a long commute. I chose my commuting time to pen her a poem each day. These poems speak of our life, our challenges and our growth together…in every aspect they speak of our love.
May this book give someone the courage to let their special someone know how much they care for them and how much they mean to them. Saying I love you is a gift you can give many times a day.
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Author Biography: N. N. Light is the bestselling husband-wife writing team, commonly known as Mr. N and Mrs. N. Mrs. N. has been creating stories ever since she was little. Her grandfather remembers when she was two years old, she would stand at the top of the stairs and tell him a story filled with emotion (and in a language foreign to him) with her hands on her hips. Let’s just say she was a born storyteller.
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