Monday, July 20, 2015

Our Vows

Today is our one-month anniversary. (I would call it our "month-iversary," but Mr. Handsome says that sounds cheesy.) Several readers requested that I post our wedding vows, which seems to be a fitting way to celebrate.

Our vows are a combination of lines from Mr. Handsome's parents' vows and vows we found online, as well as principles we learned in marriage counseling. We each read them from a piece of paper at the altar.

My Vows
Today I take you to be my wedded husband, my faithful partner, my best friend, and my one true love. I promise to love you now and as you grow into the man God intends. I submit to you as the spiritual leader of our family and the head of our home, knowing that you will love and lead me as Christ loves and leads the Church. I will strive for oneness in our relationship, with the oneness of the Trinity as the leading example. I will be by your side as we serve the Lord together and set a solid foundation for a ministry-focused family. I will love and respect and be open and honest with you when we are together and when we are apart, when our lives are at peace and when they are in turmoil, when I am proud of you and when I am disappointed in you. I will pray for you and will compassionately encourage you to seek God in all things. Today I pledge my life and all that I am to you. With God’s help, I will keep these vows until my death or yours.

Mr. Handsome's Vows

Today I take you to be my wedded wife. I promise to love you now and as you grow into the woman
God intends. I will strive to love you as Christ loves the Church and to be the spiritual leader of our family. I will be by your side as we serve the Lord together and set a solid foundation for a ministry-focused family. I will strive for oneness in our relationship, with the oneness of the Trinity as the leading example. You are an incredible person, and I intend to treat you as such. I promise to respect and support you with encouragement and understanding, to share with you the joys and sorrows of life, and to be open and honest with you. I will pray for you and will compassionately encourage you
to seek God in all things. I recommit to serving Jesus Christ and know that a close relationship with him will be the most important aspect of our relationship. Apart from God, you are the most important person in my life, and I promise to stand by you as long as God gives us life.



30 comments:

  1. Anonymous7/20/2015

    How sweet! Can't wait for more pictures, you look gorgeous! Such a cute couple!
    Cassie

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  2. Anonymous7/20/2015

    Can you post a pic of your wedding dress?

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    1. Anonymous7/30/2015

      Yes, it looks beautiful but you can't see much of it.

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  3. Where did u get your dress?)

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    1. The dress belongs to Mr. Handsome's aunt. It is a beautiful dress, and it saved my parents a lot of money.

      ~Ellie

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  4. Anonymous7/21/2015

    I just love your stunning wedding gown! Was it your mother's??? I'm just wondering as I do a lot of research on vintage fashion styles, and it seems to fit the time frame that I would imagine your mother probably married in. So elegant!

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    1. Thank you! I'm impressed with your knowledge of wedding gowns. The dress is from the same decade that my mother got married in (1980s), but it belongs to Mr. Handsome's aunt.

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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  5. Anonymous7/21/2015

    Beautiful! Did the duggars attend?

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    1. We invited the Duggars, but they had a prior commitment on that day.

      Blessings,
      Lily and Ellie

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    2. Anonymous7/23/2015

      What about the Bateses?

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    3. Anonymous7/25/2015

      That's too bad...considering you went to their's. You were a lovely bride! I know u don't have a clue who I am but I'm hoping to meet you and your mother one day! You both seem so sweet.

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    4. Anonymous7/30/2015

      Did the bates come?

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  6. Anonymous7/22/2015

    That's so beautiful and meaningful - thanks for posting!

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  7. Who is your photographer? Beautiful pictures!

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  8. Anonymous7/24/2015

    Are you planning children as soon as Jessa and Jill had theirs?

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  9. Anonymous7/24/2015

    I LOVE your wedding dress! You looked so beautiful! Please post more pictures!

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  10. Ellie,
    I just love your wedding dress and my thing about it is that it's modest! I've seen dresses that practically scream, let's start our wedding night right here. Makes me wonder why the dress is even white!
    Anyway, I hope the Lord blesses you both with many children. They are so precious!

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  11. Anonymous7/27/2015

    Ellie
    You are a lovely girl and very happy for you both. Thanks for the recipe, I don't like all the additives in processed foods at the store either and the price..wow..
    All the best

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  12. Anonymous7/29/2015

    Ellie, what a beautiful dress!!! You look just stunning! Blessings on your wedding day and for your future together. - Marge

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  13. Anonymous7/30/2015

    Ellie,
    I am happy for you!!! I started reading your blogs after I started watching 19 kids. I was sooooooo thrilled when you announced your engagement!!!! Many blessings of the heart. I see a bright future for you and Mr handsome. And I have one question.......... Will we ever find out his name??

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  14. Anonymous8/01/2015

    Congratulations, Ellie you looked gorgeous! And Mr Handsome was!

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  15. Those were beautiful and romantic vows Ellie. AND I LOVE THE DRESS!!!!! And the Hair style!

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  16. Anonymous8/07/2015

    Can you post a picture of your necklace? It looks like a sapphire but hard to tell, very pretty from a distance but would love to see a closer view!

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  17. Anonymous8/09/2015

    Do you really need to keep calling your husband Mr. Handsome? If you aren't ever going to tell us his name, can't you at least, just call him Handsome?

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  18. Anonymous10/25/2015

    The wedding style and vows sound ALOT like Jessa's.

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  19. Anonymous10/28/2015

    Ellie, your blog would be more interesting if there was more interaction with the readers, i.e. if you answered the comments.

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    1. Hi there,

      Thanks for your feedback. I do my best to answer all the questions that are submitted. :)

      Ellie

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  20. Just cried a bit reading these. My first wedding anniversary will be in October, and I hope to take a page out of your book and re-read our vows to each other. Such a meaningful and heartfelt gesture.

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    1. Thank you, Emma! Congratulations on your recent wedding. :)

      Ellie

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