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Whether you're writing your own vows or asking your officiant to come up with something original to say, finding the words to express your love for one another can be tricky. That's why we've pulled together some inspiration for you! We've taken a look at some of our favorite rom-coms, books, and TV shows to see what some famous star-crossed lovers had to say about love. Take inspiration from these big-screen and page-turning vows and quotes for your own big day.
Paige and Leo, The Vow
Paige: I vow to help you love life, to always hold you with tenderness and to have the patience that love demands. To speak when words are needed and to share the silence when they are not. To agree to disagree on red velvet cake, and to live within the warmth of your heart and always call it home.
Leo: I vow to fiercely love you in all of your forms, now and forever. I promise to never forget this is a once in a lifetime love. And to always know in the deepest part of my soul that no matter what challenges might carry us apart, we will always find our way back to each other.
Winnie the Pooh, by A.A. Milne
“As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen. Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So today is my new favorite day.”
Monica and Chandler, Friends
Monica: Chandler, for so long I wondered if I would ever find my prince, my soul mate. Then three years ago at another wedding, I turned to a friend for comfort. And instead, I found everything that I'd ever been looking for my whole life. And now here we are, with our future before us, and I only want to spend it with you, my prince, my soul mate, my friend. Unless you don't want to. You go!
Chandler: Monica, I thought this was going to be the most difficult thing I ever had to do. But when I saw you walking down the aisle, I realized how simple it was. I love you. You are the person I was meant to spend the rest of my life with. You want to know if I'm sure? *(Leans in and kisses her.)*
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
“Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches… I have not known a moment in years when the sight of you did not send my heart careening against my rib cage. I have not known a night when your visage did not accompany me to sleep. There has not been a morning when you did not flutter behind my waking eyelids. I love you. Okay? Want it louder? I love you. Spell it out, should I? I ell-oh-vee-ee why-oh-you. Want it backward? You love I…”
Anthony and Stanford, Sex and the City 2
Anthony: It was not exactly love at first sight. But it turns out, it was love. You are the first man to accept me for the man that I actually am.
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë
“I have for the first time found what I can truly love — I have found you. You are my sympathy, my better self, my good angel. I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my center and spring of life, wraps my existences about you. And, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.”
Meredith and Derek, Grey's Anatomy
Signed on a post-it note by the couple: “To love each other, even when we hate each other. No running — ever. Nobody walks out no matter what happens. Take care when old, senile, smelly. This is forever.”
The Fault in our Stars, by John Green
“I'm in love with you, and I know that love Is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we are all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you.”
Penny and Leonard, Big Bang Theory
Leonard: Penny, we are made of particles that have existed since the moment the universe began. I like to think those atoms traveled 14 billion years through time and space to create us so that we could be together and make each other whole.
Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice
Mr. Darcy: You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.
Cory and Topanga, Boy Meets World
Topanga: I wasn't sure this day would ever come, but you were. I wasn't sure love could survive everything we put it through, but you were. You were always strong and always sure. And now I know I want you to stand beside me for the rest of my life. That's what I'm sure of.
Cory: Ever since I was young I never really understood anything about the world, and I never understood anything that happened in my life. The only thing that ever made sense to me was you, and how I felt about you. That's all I've ever known, and that's enough, that's enough for me for the rest of my life, Topanga.