*Note: SO sorry for my absence. We moved into a house! It was Philip's dad's house and we are living there to try to sell it (so we're not paying rent AND mortgage). Wish us luck once we put it on the market! I also just got back from my cousin's wedding in New Jersey. I'll post about it soon because it was so beautiful, especially her dress, I couldn't get over it. Just wanted to let you know why I haven't been around lately. On to the recaps...
After our self-written vows, the officiant led us into the ring vows. I wanted to say "I do" at my wedding, so this is where we worked that in.
The wedding ring is an outward sign of an inward commitment. May these rings be to you a consistent and loving reminder of the ties that bind you together as husband and wife.
The officiant asked Philip, then me, to repeat after him:
as a symbol of my love and devotion.
May its presence on your hand
serve always to remind you of my love.
Philip/Kiana, Do you take Kiana/Philip to be your lawfully wedded wife/husband?
May the love that you share give you strength
May the life that you share bring you joy
May the dreams that you share bring you hope
May the faith that you share bring you peace
And wherever you are in your journey through life
May your hearts always find their way home
And now having pledged your love and loyalty to each other, I, by the power vested in me, now pronounce you husband and wife. It's my privilege to introduce to you Mr. and Mrs. Philip and Kiana LastName. You may kiss the bride!
Going in for it!
Reveling in the moment.