We have each traveled a broken road to get here. Today I choose you to be my husband/wife. As I stand here and look at you, I see all the things I fell in love with.
Today I take on the responsibility of caring for my partner, comforting my lover, and laughing with my best friend.
I promise to always protect your life with mine. I promise not to go down old roads with you, but to make new paths for us to follow. I promise to love you more each new day than the day before. You will always be the best part of my day.
We have shared a lot of joy to be here, but the best is yet to come. Today I give you my hand to hold, my life to share, and my heart to keep. From this day on you will not walk alone. My heart will be your shelter, and my arms will be your home.
Lastly, I give you this dozen roses. Eleven are real, and one is not because I promise to love you until the last one dies.