Love finds its expression in every culture & in every language. Find your inspiration in listening to vows couples have spoken to one another through the ages.
Adapted from a traditional Jewish vow: “I promise to love, cherish, and protect you, whether in good fortune or in adversity.”
Humanist Pledge: “I give you my hand and heart as a sanctuary of warmth and peace.I promise above all else to live in truth with you and communicate fully and fearlessly.”
Quaker Vow: “I take this my friend to my husband/wife, promising through divine assistance to be unto him/her a loving and faithful wife/husband.”
Irish Wedding Vow: “Oh woman loved by me,mayest thou give me thy heart, thy soul, and thy body.”
Eskimo Cultures of the Arctic Traditional Vows:
You are my husband/wife.
My feet shall run because of you.
My feet dance because of you.
My eyes see because of you.
My mind thinks because of you.
And I shall love because of you.
Celtic Traditional Vow: “I shall be a shield for you back as you are for mine,
no shall a grievous word be spoken about us, for our marriage is sacred between us and no stranger shall hear my grievance.”
Traditional Cherokee Prayer: “May you each be like the air that inhabits the other.”