Last night we met with the pastor that is marrying us along with his wife. They have been doing our marriage counseling and he is going to perform our ceremony. Its really special to us to have the pastor we serve under in Youth Ministry marry us because we have relationships with both him and his wife. I love that he knows us both and has been a part of our relationship from day one.
Last night we talked about wedding vows. Ronnie and I are each writing our own vows and are not sharing them until the wedding day. Its important to me that our entire day is very personal, and very much US. I want our ceremony and reception to scream "Brittany and Ronnie!" That is one reason I am very excited to write our own vows. Our pastor talked about the importance of these vows. How they are not just words we say to each other on our wedding day and then forget them, but they are promises we are making to each other for life. Promises that we should revisit frequently, and never forget the love and lofty promises we made on the happiest day of our life.
I have been trying to get a head start on writing mine, and think I finally have a draft written. These are the most important part of our wedding to me. These words carry so much weight, so much hope and promise for our future. When I tell Ronnie I promise to submit to him as the leader of our home and family and then turn around and try to get my way by controlling a situation, I will be able to look back and reflect on the promise I made to him and be challenged to fulfill this promise. When I tell Ronnie I trust him, will follow him and always respect him, I want those words to weigh heavy in my heart and mind and follow through for the rest of my life.
Speaking of our vows, and the importance of them, I really want to display them someway in our home. I have been scouring Pinterest for how I might want to do so. I especially love this design and think I might look into something like this after the wedding, maybe for the master bedroom!