“For Better or For Worse, In Sickness and In Health”

I, (name), take you (name), to be my (wife/husband), to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.  We have all heard it, appreciate it and can probably recite it in our sleep; the traditional wedding vows!  It is what we think of when we envision a wedding ceremony but traditional doesn’t have to be boring.  Writing your own vows does not have to be an impossible task. 

Now, I’m a writer and even for me, writing my vows were some of the most difficult words that I have ever released from my head and put on paper.  Have no fear because with the help of the internet and a little personal touches, you can pull off the perfect vows for YOUR wedding day!  Perhaps the most common struggle is wondering how you can possibly put into words how much you love your fiance.  I get it; you don’t want to sound cheesy or shallow or simply like every other ceremony that you have witnessed.

So, where do you begin?  Well, start by looking on the internet for sample wedding vows.  This will give you a good idea of the traditional vows that you can add onto.  It may also trigger an emotion or a memory that you have with your fiance thus prompting you to start your personal vows.  For instance, as I began to right my own wedding vows, I remembered the moment I fell in love with my husband and how I felt.  Then all of my thoughts just started flowing and I realized that he was like home to me which became the focal point in my vows and surprisingly in his.

Try and remember the reasons you fell in love and what qualities about each other make you excited to live with each other every day.  Another source of inspiration is through music!  Musical lyrics are filled with creative versus of love and the real hardships that go along with love.  I promise if you do some of this relationship soul searching, you will write the most beautiful vows that will be perfect for the kind of couple that you are.

Good luck!

Photo Provided by Harwell Photography

Photo Provided by Harwell Photography

Not Your Ordinary Anniversary Shoot!

Every newlywed couple looks forward to their first anniversary as husband and wife.  Such a whirlwind of a year trying to establish yourselves in one household and learning to manage everything as one entity.  Perhaps the most exciting moment is when you can celebrate your love with an anniversary shoot.  Weather you have been married for one, five or forty years, an anniversary photo session is a fantastic way to capture your love at its present and always revolving moments.  You can choose an elaborate setting staged with the perfect props or a simple setting that captures your life in a laid back way.

Here is a look at unique ways to capture your marriage in whatever stage of your lives you are in!

Enjoy and Happy Planning!

Photo Provided by Jamison Elizabeth Photography

Photo Provided by Jamison Elizabeth Photography

Photo provided by Laura Hernandez Photography

Photo provided by Laura Hernandez Photography

Photo Provided by Inkspot Photography

Photo Provided by Inkspot Photography

Photo Provided by LAURA HERNANDEZ PHOTOGRAPHY & MONIKA GREENAWAY PHOTOGRAPHY

Photo Provided by LAURA HERNANDEZ PHOTOGRAPHY & MONIKA GREENAWAY PHOTOGRAPHY

Photo Provided by Alea Lovely

Photo Provided by Alea Lovely

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Photo Provided by Cambria Grace Photography

Photo Provided by Cambria Grace Photography

 

Photo Provided by Cambria Grace Photography

Photo Provided by Cambria Grace Photography

Bye, Bye Summer…Hello Ice Cream Stations!

Well, summer is coming to an end but we have one more hot or should I say “cold” idea that will knock the socks off your wedding guests!  An ice cream station done RIGHT can be just the thing that takes your wedding to a whole new level.  Weather you hire a company like Brusters or Marble Slab to orchestrate your ice cream station or your venue provides it for a fee, be sure to do it with style.  After all, you don’t want it to look like a four year old’s birthday party.  At Glendalough, we offer everything you need to pull this off with class!  Just ask your coordinator for the details:)

Here’s the scoop on some fun yet visually appealing ice cream stations!

Happy Planning!

Photo Provided by The Garage Studio, Photography by Fiona Handbury

Photo Provided by The Garage Studio, Photography by Fiona Handbury

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