Thursday, January 5, 2012

Wedding Vows That Can Touch Your Heart


I've been wanting to post this video mid 2011 but since I also wanted to post here the vows  in words, i waited for an available time for me to transcribe them. Now that i already transcribed them (i hope i did a good job in transcribing them accurately), here's the video of the wedding vows I've been wanting to share on this blog site. 

These vows are really touching and inspiring. I also posted my review of these wedding vows at the bottom of this post.




GROOM

When I say I love you,
I’m not just making you my wife,
I’m making you my best friend,
My last dance, my only hope, my forever lover.

When I say I love you,
I’m not just expressing a feeling,
I’m solidifying a commitment
And i know it'll take my whole life to show it to you

When I say I love you,
I’m not claiming to have all the answers,
I hope that when we are together
We can ask all the right questions.

When I say I love you,
I’m not just repeating “'til death do us part,"
I’m saying i'll be here for you forever
In this life and the life to come.

When I say I love you,
I’m not just voicing mere words
I’m telling you that I’ve been surprised, challenged, shocked, humbled—
realizing that soul mates really do exist.

When I say I love you,
I’m not just giving you human love
I'm attempting to pour out God’s unconditional, sacrificial love
Dying to self, in hopes that I can better honor and serve you.

Alicia, i don't know how to imagine it myself
an undeserved blessing, a gift from God
To most in the world, my life is closed
but to you I open my heart
I don’t know what the future holds,
but I know that I don’t have one without you.
Just know that when I say I love you, I love you.


BRIDE

When I say I love you,
I’m not just making you my husband,
I’m making you my stronghold,
The family leader, my heart’s protector, and my goodnight kiss

When I say I love you,
I’m not just standing before family and friends,
I’m kneeling before Christ our Savior
And praying that His grace will knit our lives together

When I say I love you,
I’m not just adding your last name,
I’m subtracting our loneliness, dividing our sorrows
And multiplying our joys so that two can become one

When I say I love you,
I’m not just asking you to make me whole,
I’m asking you to stay focused on God
And together with the strength and love
We will be made holy

When I say I love you,
I’m not expecting happily ever after,
I’m just preparing
But to the mountains and the valleys,
Swim through the joys and sorrows
Battle the good times and the bad
So together we can make a life.

When I say I love you,
I don’t want big houses or fancy cars
I just wanna live in your arms and touch your heart
So we can dream bigger dreams than we could do separately

Jason, you are the man of my dreams—
a real-life knight in shining armor.
And i never had such peace when i'm with you
I never felt closer to God than I’m with you.
I know i'm not perfect, but I believe that we fit perfectly together.
Just know that when I say I love you, I love you.


Just a review from me (the blogger): The vows are really touching and they are very inspiring especially from the statement of the groom that says:

When I say I love you,
I’m not just making you my wife,
I’m making you my best friend,
My last dance...my forever lover.

Every word would make you fall in love and would make you cry. It's like a fairy tale in a real world.

I just wanna review some of the statements like:

"I don’t know what the future holds,
but I know that I don’t have one without you."

We know that God holds the future even if someone is not with us, but i can understand that in a "lover's perspective". The groom and the bride in this video are godly so i believe they know that God holds their future.

I want to review this statement as well:

"I’m making you my stronghold,
The family leader, my heart’s protector..."

God is our stronghold, he should be the family leader and our heart's protector. 

Ephesians 5:22 says, "Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord." God is the head of the husband, the husband is the head of the wife, so God is the family leader. On the other hand, i also agree that the husband should be the leader of the family because God has given him authority to lead the family.

As the heart's protector, i believe in some point that a husband can protect the wife's heart but not all the time, so, God is still the ultimate protector of our hearts.

But, overall, these wedding vows are really inspiring and very touching.To all the married ones, may this video inspire you more to love your spouse and remember your vows and fulfill them. If you are single and soon to be married, may you find inspiration from these vows and may your heart be touched. 

I would like to thank Jason Illian for giving me permission to post the video here. To Jason and Alicia Illian, may you continue to be blessed in your marriage life and continue to make Christ as the center of your relationship.


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1 comment:

  1. Yeah, every bride and groom must face that there are so many venues to choose. This question occurs how we can find the best location for weddings.


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