Libby + Al

Libby + Al 


This image is from my own wedding, in my parents' backyard, in the middle of a raging storm that lasted precisely as long as our wedding went on. it was important to us that our ceremony was full of laughter and celebrated all the beautiful people in our lives who had come from all over to stand with us as we promised our futures to each other. At the same time, we wanted the vows to reflect the fact that this was a permanent gig; that we knew life wouldn't always be quite as rosy as our wedding day, but that we promised to stick it out regardless.  


We said:

Today I give myself toyou in marriage. I promise to encourage and challenge you, and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle. I will take your people to be my people, and I will love them like you do.

I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love is easy and when it is an effort.

I promise to grow with you and not apart, to make my
accomplishments ours, and your challenges mine.

I fiercely want to grow old with you, so we can sit on our porch on a warm summers night, hold our frail hands
together and laugh about our yesterdays. To simply be with you, and know that I am home.