Today is the day when my beloved man and I will be married. We have simple vows and yes, we will give each other rings.
I said earlier that neither my fiance or I wanted to wear a ring. But we thought about it, and decided to get rings for each other and exchange them with meaningful words,
These rings are the symbol of the vows taken, a circle of wholeness; the perfect form. These rings mark the continuance of a long journey together filled with wonder, surprises, tears, laughter, celebrations, grief, and joy. May these rings glow in reflection of the love we have for each other.
The symbolism of our rings remains powerful and meaningful for us.
Our vows? Also, very simple. Neither one of us wants to stumble over what we say, nor do we want to ramble on. We know how we feel about each other. Here are the vows we will say today:
I, [name], take you, [name], to be my partner on our life’s journey. I promise to stand with you in celebration and sadness, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health. I pledge my love, devotion, faith, and honor to you for now and evermore.
So here we are, after the ceremony as we were leaving our county courthouse:
Photo, courtesy of my twin brother, J, who served as my Best Man, as I served for him as his Best Man when he married.
What boots did I wear? My Legendary custom ostrich cowboy boots, worn subtly under my dress slacks. My spouse bought these boots for me so they were especially meaningful to wear for our marriage ceremony.
Where did we go after the ceremony? … To the County Land Records office to file papers to retitle the deed to our property into “tenants by the entirety” which is the strongest relationship for property deeds available only to married couples. Then we returned home.
When we got home, we fired up the Tivo to play the following YouTube video on our large TV, and dance holding each other closely. This song was popular in 1997, four years after we met. It is “our song,” which we said that we would play at our wedding. Well, our “virtual wedding” anyway, right here on this blog.
Life is short: show those you love how you love them! I remain honored and lucky to be in love with my best friend, and have the bestest friend for life, my twin brother, beside us for this important occasion.