I, Dave, take you Stephanie to be my wife, my partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish our friendship and love you today, tomorrow, and until the day I die. I will always laugh with you and only occasionally at you. *When I do laugh at you, if it is in public, I will do my best to create the illusion that it is with you.
I promise to be there with you through the toughest of the trials in our life and to cry with you. These trials do not include things like the first ten minutes of the movie "Up" or YouTube footage of soldiers being reunited with their daughters. You're crying on your own with those.
Just like anyone else who meets you for the first time, I was immediately captured by your piercing blue eyes. But unlike everyone else, I was the only one who got your phone number shoved into my pocket 15 minutes later as you were clearly playing 'hard to get.'I vow to love you through the difficult and the easy. I promise to never put you or myself in danger. This means that I will never come between you and a mirror. I will also never force you to eat spicy food with me, as I did on one of our first dates. I later found out that you were clenching your cheeks the whole night and managed to keep all but one of them in. (There was a 1 a.m. squeaker that got loose.) What I admire most about you is your determination and strive. You're a reporter in the #1 media market in the country at age 28. That takes determination -- but stamping your foot when you don't get your way is no longer cute after age nine. Seriously, you need to stop that.
I look forward to being a married man and starting a new chapter in my life. For starters no longer referring to it as "my life" but "our life." I look forward to being the best father I can be and helping you to be the best mother.
This is my solemn vow to you today as I make you my wife.All of my love,
David, you make loving easy. For starters, you're the best roomie I've ever had. Living in sin, without our parents blessings, is totally worth it. I now know you are able to deal with my annoying habits. And I've discovered that you have very few. You pick up my half-empty coffee cups that I leave around the house, you make me breakfast on the weekends and you always know where my cell phone and keys are when I go into full panic mode and scream that someone stole them.
With you I have learned to take it slow -- although I could have dealt with getting to this altar a little faster. While you may have the pulse of a hybernating bear at times, your 'It will all work out' attitude has helped me get through the tough times and cry less during the bad. When we met, all I knew was that you made me laugh and you had a dorky look, which I thought was hot. Only time would allow me to see your true colors. You're generous, loving, sensitive, kind, an insomniac and a lover of daily man baths and boxer dogs. I fell in love with you during a Jersey Shore marathon in L.A. Good thing you didn't hold my Italian heritage against me.
I promise with all my heart to love you when times are good and bad. When you need someone to lean on when works get tough, when you're sore on Monday from sitting in the same position all day during Sunday football and when men hit on you as you walk my Pomeranian, I will always be your gal. I promise to only make you watch some reality TV -- the Kardashians at best -- and will not force you to eat super foods more than a few times a week.
When I'm scared you make me feel safe. When I'm sad you make me smile. There has yet to be a day where we haven't laughed together. I never want there to be one.
I take you to be my husband, the father of my children and best friend until death do us part. Just keep your distance for one week per month!