It’s been exactly one year since Holly and I got married and exactly seven years to the day since we first met. To say my life has been immeasurably better because of her, is to say the very least. She really is everything I could have ever wished for and so, so much more. Happy anniversary gorgeousness – I love you with all my heart.
In this three part series to commemorate our wedding, I’ve decided to post the speeches I made. Not just at our wedding, but also my joint best mans speech that I had the honour of giving at one of my closet friends wedding last September of the same year. The way I see it, if you’re a man, you’ll be lucky to give four types of wedding speeches during your lifetime. A best man’s speech, your own groomsman’s speech, your vows and one day, far in future (for me at least), a Dad’s speech to his son and/or daughter. Today, as it’s our one year anniversary, I’m starting with the vows I wrote to my most beautiful wife, Holly. I’ve also included the vows she wrote to me below that should any soon-to-be brides also be looking for inspiration. Here they are…
DAVID’S WEDDING VOWS:
There are no words with which I could possibly do you justice. You’re the most beautiful person I’ve ever met and I love you with all my heart. Your loving kind hearted nature is a gift to all those around you. Just being in the same room, It’s like someone let the light in…
The affect on me has been profound. You’ve not only changed the way I think, but the way I live, even what I eat. I can’t begin to express how grateful I am to have you, how proud I am of you and how truly fortunate I feel someone so exceptional would have this very simple man.
I’m not sure I’ll ever be worthy of you, but I do know it’s not possible for anyone to love you as much as I do. And for all my future shortcomings, I promise I’ll do whatever it takes to make you as happy as is possible, to take care of you always and to love you no matter what.
I love you gorgeousness.
HOLLY’S WEDDING VOWS:
David, I never expected to find true love at Al’s diner in LKF. But since I met you six years ago, you have made me happier than I ever thought I could be.
You make me laugh every day with your silliness and unique sense of humour.With you, I never have a bad day because you always find a way to cheer me up.
You say that I’m your better half, but it’s only because you make me a better person. You believe in me and you are my biggest supporter in everything I do. You have encouraged and enabled me to pursue my dreams, a life that I love.
As we begin a new chapter of our Holly-Dave adventures together, I promise that your dreams are my dreams, and your hopes are mine. I promise to support you in every endeavour, honour and respect you, and above all, love you unconditionally, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, all the days of our lives.
(Credit for the photos goes to our fantastic photographer Patrick – If you want an extremely talented, reasonably priced photographer we can highly recommend him. Feel free to get in touch if you’re interested and I can forward his details.)