There is an undeniable fascination with celebrity pop culture, and nothing gets the media more worked up than a celebrity wedding. We’ve found the wedding vows our favorite celebrity couples exchanged on their special days and each unique expression of love truly allows their personalities to shine. Ranging from traditional religious values to non-traditional personally written notes, these beautiful vows are both passionate and meaningful and we hope that you find inspiration in these loving words.
Prince William & Kate Middleton
In one of the most buzzworthy events of this millennium, Prince William married Kate Middleton in the most lavish and exquisite ceremony ever televised. The royal wedding was, without a doubt, one of the most talked-about weddings in recent history and was viewed live by tens of millions of people around the world. These beautiful royals said their “I dos” at Westminster Abbey in London, England on April 29, 2011.
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The Archbishop receives Catherine from her father’s hand. Taking Catherine’s right hand, Prince William says after the Archbishop,
I, William Arthur Philip Louis, take thee, Catherine Elizabeth, to my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse: for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health; to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God’s holy law; and thereto I give thee my troth.
They loose hands. Catherine, taking Prince William by his right hand, says after the Archbishop,
I, Catherine Elizabeth, take thee, William Arthur Philip Louis, to my wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse: for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health; to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God’s holy law; and thereto I give thee my troth.
They loose hands. The Archbishop blesses the ring,
Bless, O Lord, this ring, and grant that he who gives it and she who shall wear it may remain faithful to each other, and abide in thy peace and favour, and live together in love until their lives’ end. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prince William takes the ring and places it upon the fourth finger of Catherine’s left hand. Prince William says,
With this ring I thee wed; with my body I thee honour; and all my worldly goods with thee I share: in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Sean Lowe & Catherine Giudici
The Bachelor may not always be successful in its goal of bringing a couple together to find true love, but Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici proved the naysayers wrong in a beautiful ceremony at the Four Seasons Biltmore Resort in Santa Barbara, California on January 26, 2014.
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Catherine: Before I met you, before I even knew you existed, I knew you were coming. I was ready to give my whole heart to someone, and now here you are. Sometimes I think I’m going to explode from how much I love you. I’m completely consumed by you. And tonight, we get to become one. I promise to love you until after my heart bursts, I promise to love you until after our children are old and gray…You’re my dream and my reality, my future and my present, my whole heart and my best friend…I thank God for bringing you to me and igniting that light. I can’t wait to shine together and make everybody completely blind.
Sean: From the moment I met you, I wanted more. I wanted more of your infectious smile, I wanted more of your adorable giggle, and I wanted more of your love. You had me hooked from the beginning…I know that we met on The Bachelor so that I could fall in love with my best friend. Every day, I am encouraged by your love, and as your husband, I promise to always put you first. I promise to be the best father I can be to our children, and I promise to always make you laugh with my silly faces and ridiculous voices…I love you, and I’m going to love you for eternity.
George Takei & Brad Altman
Star Trek star George Takei and his longtime partner Brad Altman had been together for 21 years before they were legally allowed to get married. They were married and vowed to live long and prosper together at the Democracy Forum of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California on September 14, 2008.
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Brad: Over the more than 21 years we have been together, I have called you many things.
Some of the things I have called you I can repeat here.
I have called you:
–my life partner,
–my significant other,
–my longtime companion,
Now the California Supreme Court says our Golden State has marriage equality. Beginning today, a dream comes true for me.
I can add “my husband” to the list of things I call you.
George, I pledge to love you in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad times.
I vow to love you always as my lawfully wedded husband.
George: Brad, I first saw you about twenty-five years ago at a Frontrunner’s run around Silver Lake reservoir. I thought you were drop-dead gorgeous! Then I saw that you were the best runner in the club to boot. Later, I learned that you had already run two marathons. I decided you were going to train me for my first marathon. And you did. You did a good job because I finished that 26.2 mile run. Since then, we’ve been running the marathon of life together for the last 21 years.
In those years, we’ve come to know each others’ strengths, shortcomings, and where we complement each other. Brad, you are an organized, detail obsessed, punctuality driven control freak. I’m easy-going with details. So we’re a perfect fit. We’ve worked together, achieved together, and enjoyed the fruits of our achievements together.
When my mother became ill and no longer could take care of herself, we moved her in with us. And you helped me care for her with the devotion and affection of a true son. So my vow to you is also a tribute to you.
As we bind our love with this wedding ceremony, in this forum of democracy, in this September of my life, I vow to care for you as you’ve cared for me, cherish you with all my heart, and love you as my husband and the only man in my life. I love you very much.
Elvis Presley & Priscilla Beaulieu
The King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley met his wife Priscilla Beaulieu in 1959, when she was just 14 years old. Eight years later, they were married at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 1, 1967. Although their marriage did not last, they remained amicable and raised their daughter Lisa Marie together until Elvis’s death in 1977.
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Marriage is an honorable estate. It is not to be entered into lightly or unadvisedly, but discreetly and soberly. Into this relationship these two persons come now to be joined. I ask you both that if you know any reason why you should not be joined in marriage, you make it known at this time. Elvis, do you take Priscilla to be your wedded wife, to live together in bonds of marriage? Will you love her, comfort her, honor and keep her, so long as you both shall live?
Priscilla, do you take Elvis to be your wedded husband, to live together in bonds of marriage? Will you love him, comfort him, honor and keep him, so long as you both shall live?
I, Elvis, take thee, Priscilla, to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish.
I, Priscilla, take thee, Elvis, to be my wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish.
Inasmuch as you have consented together in marriage, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the laws of the state, I now pronounce you husband and wife.
Kurt Cobain & Courtney Love
Nirvana lead singer and frontman Kurt Cobain met singer-songwriter Courtney Love in 1990 in Portland, Oregon. They quickly formed a relationship and fell in love and were married in Waikiki, Hawaii on February 24, 1992.
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True marriage is more than joining the bonds of marriage of two persons. In its right relation, it’s the uniting of two souls already attuned to each other. When such a true bond already exists between man and woman, it is fitting that an outer acknowledgment be made. This acknowledgment is the prime object of this gathering and this ceremony. We are here to bear witness to the entry into the closer relationship of husband and wife of these beloved friends who are already one in spirit.
You are now taking into your care and keeping the happiness of the one person in all the world whom you love best. You are adding to your life not only the affection of each other, but also the companionship and blessing of a deep trust as well. You are agreeing to share strength, responsibilities, and to share love.
At the end of this ceremony, legally you will be husband and wife, but you still must decide each and every day that stretches before you, that you want to be married. Make such a decision and keep on making it, for the most important thing in life is to love and be loved.
May you always need one another, not so much to fill the emptiness as to help each other know your fullness. May you want one another, but not out of lack. May you embrace one another, but not encircle one another. May you succeed in all important ways with each other, and not fail in the little graces. Look for things to praise, often say ‘I love you’ and take no notice of small faults. May you have happiness, and may you find it in making one another happy. May you have love, and may you find it in loving one another.
This ring by its shape is a symbol of the undying love that exists between you. The substance of which it is composed is a symbol of purity, which shall ever characterize your mind and hearts in all your relationships together.
EIA IHO NO, KA MALUHIA, O NA LANI, ME OUKOU A PAU (The peace and serenity of the heavens be with you all). And so it is … Amen … and ALOHA!