One of the great parts of my job is being with couples as they promise to love each other for the rest of their lives. And part of every meeting, we talk about just how to make those vows meaning for you, your spouse and your audience.

Here’s a beautiful example of meaningful vows…Karen and Hank took the time to understand what the other needed to hear.

 I vow to love you, encourage you, trust you, and respect you. As a family, we will create a home filled with learning, laughter, and compassion. I promise to work with you to foster and cherish a relationship of equality knowing that together we will build a life far better than either of us could imagine alone. Today, I choose you to be my wife. I accept you as you are, and I offer myself in return. I will care for you, stand beside you, and share with you all of life’s adversities and all of its joys from this day forward, and all the days of my life.

Personalized Vow



Today, I promise you this: I will laugh with you in times of joy, and comfort you in times of sorrow. I will share in your dreams and support you as you strive to achieve your goals. I will listen to you with compassion and understanding, and speak to you with encouragement. Together, let us build a home filled with learning, laughter and light, shared freely with all who may live there. Let us be partners, friends and lovers, today and all of the days that follow.


In Joy

Joann Lane Bourguignon 

Certified Officiant/Celebrant 

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