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Volpes Tie The Knot: Our Ceremony

Write Your Own Vows

Before the holidays, I recapped what it was like right before we were walking down the aisle. The moments shared between us, our family and close friends meant so much to me. This was already the best day ever, and the most wonderful thing hadn’t happened yet. Walking down the aisle was exciting, scary, and a blur. I remember thinking that I should make eye contact with some people, but I couldn’t. I squeezed my dads arm, and focused on Dave at the end of the aisle.

When we made it to the end, our pastor asked who was giving me away. This was something I had thought about leaving out, but I am glad we did it. My parents are fully trusting Dave with my heart, and leaving us to take care of each other. After my dad walked away, things really started to hit. I felt like I was going to cry, but looking at Dave and seeing how happy he looked made everything wonderful.

Write Your Own Vows

The pastor talked about how building a marriage starts with your hands, holding each others hands and relying on each other, all the while focusing on God. After praying, it was time for our vows. We both had our own vows, and I am really happy we did this. Dave actually gave me an amazing 6 month anniversary gift that had our vows on them. How did I end up with such a perfect guy?! I was incredibly nervous that our vows would be really different and not sound right together, I also had no idea where to start. So I googled “how to write your own vows” several times before actually starting. In the end, I loved how they both turned out! Dave shed a few tears, and I nervous laughed anytime I thought I was going to cry…

Daves Vows:

Macy Nicole, from the first time I saw you I knew that there was something amazing about you and with every moment we spent together I fell more and more in love with you. It started as just a group of friends having the best summer ever, but little did I know I was having the best summer with my future wife and soul-mate. I was drawn to your crazy, loving, spontaneous, and carefree personality . I knew no matter what I could not let you slip away. After that summer I knew before we even started dating that our relationship was going to be an amazing adventure and now we are about to start the best adventure of our lives together.

On this everlasting adventure we are about to take,

     I promise to love you with all my heart,

     to be by your side every step of the way,

     to make you laugh when you are sad,

     to help you achieve your most wildest dreams,

     to always keep you on your toes,

     to help you through your Ravens addiction,

     to always be your travel partner while we travel the world,

     and I promise to love you forever and always, to infinity and beyond.

My Vows:

Dave, from the moment you walked in the door I knew you were special, I even called dibs in case anyone in the office were to feel the same way. You have made me the happiest I have ever been, stood by me through the highs and the lows, and dealt with what life throws at us all by my side. I never expected to be standing here one day saying the most important words and becoming your wife, although I dreamed of it. God has blessed me with the greatest gift to be here in front of our friends and family taking you as my husband. You are what I have always prayed for and dreamed about, you helped me find more joy in everything and I will always cherish that.

I love your captivating happiness and the songs you sing to SharkBait

I love that you care immensely for everyone around you, and the way you put up with my Ravens obsession

I thank you for never giving up on me and always being ready for another adventure

I thank you for hugging away all of the tears and again reminding me that I couldn’t have made a better choice to be with you forever

I promise to be present in all things, love you unconditionally, stay by your side forever and let you play video games most of the times when you want

I promise to be the best wife I can be, to try and remember that not everything needs to be planned out, although most things do

I will always encourage you, laugh with you, pray for you and comfort you

I will be honest and faithful, and my love will only grow through good times and bad

I cherish the memories we have made thus far from the many adventures we take, to simply dancing in the movie theatre when everybody else has left. I can not wait to be next to you through it all to see what this wonderful life has in store for us. Dave, I am so excited to have you as my husband, best friend, confidant, and partner from this moment and through everyday that is yet to come. I love you to infinity and beyond, plus two. 

Write Your Own Vows

Our ceremony meant so much to me. I am so happy to have had these moments, those words and all of the memories. After our vows, we exchanged rings, and there you have it…you may kiss the bride! ALL THE HEART EYES.

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  • Reply Ashley Chase

    I love that you all wrote your own vows. Such a special moment! the ceremony pictures are so pretty! I can’t wait to get ours back!!

    January 6, 2016 at 7:40 am
  • Reply Megan

    I love your vows! So sweet and personal! And that photo for the kiss- the way you two just can’t stop smiling, LOVE IT!

    January 6, 2016 at 8:27 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! It was such an amazing day, I wish I could go back over and over.

      January 7, 2016 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Jacquelyn @ Lowcountry Mama

    OMG so beautiful in every way! Your vows, the location, everything, perfect!!

    January 6, 2016 at 9:54 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Aww thank you so much!! I am so happy with how everything turned out.

      January 7, 2016 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    Your ceremony really was beautiful–one of the best days eva!

    January 6, 2016 at 10:20 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! That means so much to me <3

      January 7, 2016 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Lindsay

    I am officiating a wedding in July, and I would love your advice. Let me know if you ever have time to chat!

    January 6, 2016 at 10:51 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      AHHH YES!! Email me or text me or Facebook message me whenever!

      January 7, 2016 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    Such sweet pictures Macy! I love your vows. It was Chuck’s idea to write our own because he really wanted to..I can’t wait to share ours. So sweet- beautiful ceremony!

    January 6, 2016 at 11:37 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! That is so sweet that he wanted to write them, I was really surprised when Dave agreed to writing our own.

      January 7, 2016 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply Meg Taylor

    Seriously – tearing up over here!! What beautiful vows and photos. You two look SO HAPPY!

    January 6, 2016 at 11:44 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Awww thank you so much!! It was the best day, the excitement in Dave’s eyes makes me so happy.

      January 7, 2016 at 9:18 pm
  • Reply Alexandra Stacey

    I love your vows, and I love that you wrote them yourselves!! So sweet! You both look absolutely ecstatic!

    January 6, 2016 at 2:17 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Thank you so much!! As nervous as I was, when I was actually saying them it felt amazing to have such personal words.

      January 7, 2016 at 9:18 pm
  • Reply Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    That’s so awesome that y’all wrote your own vows! I love that you were able to put into words exactly how you were feeling, because I don’t think that I would have been able to do that.

    January 6, 2016 at 4:59 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Thank you! It was so hard to know exactly what I would be able to say when it came to our ceremony, and I only messed up one time! haha

      January 7, 2016 at 9:19 pm
  • Reply Anne @ Love the Here and Now

    What beautiful photos…gorgeous colors, scenery and beautiful bride and groom!

    January 6, 2016 at 6:03 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Aww thank you so much!! It was the best day

      January 7, 2016 at 9:21 pm
  • Reply Mattie @ Northwest Native

    Beautiful! I love the vows. My husband wanted to write vows (creative writing major) and I didn’t because I didn’t want to say them (stage fright!). In order to get married in the Catholic church (which we wanted to because that’s the only way his dad could marry us) we couldn’t write our own. I kind of wish I had written him a letter or something though. He wrote me one but gave it to me late, after we were already married!

    January 6, 2016 at 6:10 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Thank you so much! I totally understand that- I don’t know how I was able to do it with only messing up one time while I was saying them. A letter would have been sweet, but you can always do it for an anniversary!

      January 7, 2016 at 9:23 pm
  • Reply Vivian Bishop

    So beautiful! You guys both wrote such sweet words!! I actually had tears in my eyes reading this.

    January 7, 2016 at 6:25 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Aww thank you so much! I was so in love with the words he wrote.

      January 7, 2016 at 9:24 pm

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