Wednesday, December 1, 2010

♥ Three years ago today


This day three years ago in a beautiful garden Reuben and I stood in a red rose petal circle with our closes friends and family around us. We made this Celtic wedding vow to each other:


You cannot possess me for I belong to myself,
But while we both wish it, I give you that which is mine to give
You cannot command me, for I am a free person,
But I shall serve you in those ways you require and
the honeycomb will taste sweeter coming from my hand.

I pledge to you that yours will be the name
I cry aloud in the night and the eyes into which I smile in the morning.
I pledge to you the first bite of my meat and the first drink from my cup
I pledge to you my living and my dying, each equally in your care

I shall be a shield for your back and you for mine
I shall not slander you, nor you me
I shall honor you above all others, and
when we quarrel we shall do so in private and
tell no strangers our grievances

This is my wedding vow to you
This is the marriage of equals.

24 comments:

sbb said...

awwwww that is beautiful xox

Frank & i just passed our 21st wedding anniversary :P

kisses,
trace

PinkPatentMaryJanes said...

Beautiful xx

m.e (Cathie) said...

absolutely beautiful ♥
LOVE & laughter to you always ♥

JANE said...

How moving! Thanks for sharing, Kelly. J x

Lizeylou said...

What lovely words and you look lovely .. Congrats!!

In Real Life said...

Beautiful!

Mel said...

So beautiful and if I am not mistaken, that looks like another smile.

Belinda said...

Absolutely beautiful. X

Mummahh said...

Aww how very sweet!

Jess said...

Beautiful!

Happy Anniversary :)

Kristi said...

happy three.

ps. you dress is stunning.

Signe said...

aaw, this gave me the chills!
very romantic wedding vows and a lovely picture of you two :)

Cate said...

Really lovely vows! Congrats on #3 (leather...)
xxxCate

Andrea said...

Congratulations Kelly. You look stunning!

Krystal said...

that was so beautiful! happy anniversary :)

Emily said...

Wow, this is beautiful. Happy anniversary!
I love your vows. x

The Clip Cafe said...

Happy anniversary! Great photo! You look lovely :-)

The Owl Diary said...

Congratulations. ♥

Blythe said...

Happy anniversary!

Dani said...

Congrats to you and your Mr.!

Maxabella said...

You both look so in love - a tribute to those beautiful vows. Happy (smiley!) anniversary, Kelly and Reuben. x

Clara in Paradise said...

That is such a beautiful vow. I love it, it actually reflects everything my husband and I believe.

Congratulations on your anniversary, and may your marriage be happy and eternal.

Bron @ Baby Space said...

That is soooo wonderful. Love your sentiments to each other. Congratulations!

{lovely little things} said...

Congratulations, happy anniversary!! Enjoying your blog :)