I’m back this week to continue on with our wedding series. I am still so excited to share all of these pictures with you. Our ceremony was my favorite part of our whole day and funny enough it was the part of the day that I was most anxious for. I thought standing in front of all of our friends and families and saying our vows was going to be terrifying but in the moment I could care less that everyone was watching. The only thing I cared about was that I was committing my life to my best friend. I could feel God’s presence so well that day as well and I’m sure that helped a bunch. All the decorations you see were brought there by me and I bought most of them off Etsy. It was really fun to get to personalize the details so much, which is one of the reasons why we picked this venue to get married at. We were married at The Conservatory on May 22, 2016.
I also wanted to share our wedding vows here because our main goal of the day was to show our friends and family that our relationship is centered around Jesus and one way we did that was by using special wedding vows. We did not write these, our church had us pick from different ones but we felt they were perfect to get across the message we wanted and how we viewed marriage.
I, Tommy, take you, Ashley, to be my wedded wife. I love you and know that this love is from God. Because of this, I want to be your husband so that we might serve Christ together. Through all of the uncertainties and trials of the present and future, I promise to be faithful to you and love you. I promise to guide and protect you as Christ does his church, as long as we both shall live. God’s Word gives us the perfect example of this love in Christ’s death for the Church. I shall try always, with God’s help, to show you this same kind of love, for I know that in His sight we will both be one.
I, Ashley, take you, Tommy, to be my wedded husband. I love you. I prayed that God would lead me to his choice. I praise Him that tonight His will is being fulfilled. Through the pressures of the present and uncertainties of the future I promise my faithfulness, to follow you through all of life’s experiences as you follow God, that together we may grow in the likeness of Christ and our home be a praise to Him.
What I can remember most about this day is how I felt. I was just so happy and grateful that it was all happening. If I could go back to that day I would in a heartbeat. It was such a special day!