Writing Your Perfect Wedding Vows.
Your marriage vows are the most important and meaningful part of your wedding day. Your vows trump everything else: the words you exchange and the promises you make to one another are how you declare your love, affirm your commitment and create your union - legally, spiritually and emotionally.
The words of your vows will live on long after your wedding day. Twenty years from now, will you really care what car you arrived in? Do you think you’ll think back on your cake with tears in your eyes, or cherish the memory of your floral arrangements? No!
What you will cherish is the memory of that simple, unassuming moment when you stood in front of your friends and loved ones and exchanged your vows.
Writing personal wedding vows brings a whole new level of meaning to your ceremony: That magical moment, when you find yourselves standing in front of the people most important to you, publicly declaring your love and commitment to each other in your own words, is a beautiful experience that you will remember for the rest of your life.
But writing personal marriage vows can be scary. They can be tough to write. And yes, you might feel nervous about sharing your most intimate feelings in public; but, personal wedding vows speak straight from the heart and that is exactly why they are so powerful!
There are many different ways you can approach writing your wedding vows and, in truth, you can do whatever you want! After all, they are your wedding vows and they should reflect who you are and who your partner is, and the relationship that you wish to share.
As an experienced Marriage Celebrant I work with couples almost every day; taking care of their legal vows and guiding them in how to write their own personal wedding vows that express exactly what is in their hearts.
If, for whatever reason, writing a personal statement of your love and commitment is not something you would care to tackle, why not check out my very affordable Vow Writing Service.
What My Clients Have To Say
My promise to you is a magical, meaningful and memorable experience for both you and your guests, whatever the occasion. But don’t just take my word for it; please read what my past clients have to say about me and how I live up to my promise.
Such a lovely lady who made our day so special.
When we met, Joyce came across as such a lovely, nice, caring lady with a smile that drew me in; so I had no concerns about hiring her as our wedding celebrant.
It was so nice that we could meet Joyce at her house to discuss the whole process and that we could call her at any time.
From the first time we met, Joyce always made us feel like our day was going to go well. And it did!
I will certainly recommend Joyce. She is just such a lovely lady who made our day so special.
Thank you very much for all you did.
Joyce Made Us Feel Super Special!
My wife and I couldn't be happier with having Joyce as our marriage celebrant.
She was professional, friendly and made the marriage process a breeze. We had a very small and intimate wedding, and Joyce was able to still contribute with ideas which we incorporated into our ceremony. Even though it was small, she made us feel super special about our "big" day.
A massive thank you to her for her ongoing support, contribution and kindness. We would highly recommend anyone to Joyce in the future.
Exactly What We Were Hoping For in a Marriage Celebrant
We booked Joyce as our marriage celebrant for our recent wedding ceremony in Perth. She was an absolute pleasure to deal with every step of the way.
She was a wealth of knowledge, helped us find a ceremony ritual that we loved, and helped tailor a ceremony that was short and sweet - exactly what we were hoping for. We had many of our wedding guests approach us on the day and comment on what a wonderful job Joyce did.
We would unreservedly recommend Joyce to anyone in Perth seeking a wedding celebrant who is warm, friendly and professional. Thank you Joyce!
A ceremony that suited us perfectly.
We were keen on making sure our ceremony was simple and not over the top.
Joyce was very professional and provided lots of suggestions that we hadn't thought of and the result was a ceremony that suited us perfectly.
Joyce is a pro. Definitely knows what she is doing, which is exactly what you need on a stressful day such as your wedding.
The online booking system was a great idea - very streamlined. Joyce provided her own sound equipment, including the option to play our music through aux cable - which made everything so easy.
Joyce is friendly, organised and professional. I would definitely recommend her!
Thank you so much.
Joyce is absolutely wonderful in every way!
What can I say... Joyce is absolutely wonderful in every way!
Our biggest concern was not being able to find a Celebrant that could make us feel calm during the ceremony
Joyce was a perfect match for us and made our wedding day extra special. We couldn't be any happier with her 🙂
She is so humble and genuine which makes the whole process so much easier!
Not only did she make us feel so calm during the ceremony, her presence was enough to make us feel loved... like she was part of the family!
Joyce was also able to recommend a piper and tunes for the ceremony which was one less stress for us.
So thank you Joyce for being such an amazing celebrant for Graeme and I!
We couldn't have asked for a better service
Joyce was our wedding celebrant in October 2016, and we couldn't have asked for a better service.
From start to finish, Joyce was professional, quick to respond to questions and a mine of information!
She really got to know us as a couple and put together the perfect ceremony that suited us exactly. All of our guests made sure to tell us how much they enjoyed it!
I would wholeheartedly recommend Joyce as a celebrant, she was fantastic.
We had the most totally joyous day thanks to Joyce
We have been to a few weddings recently where the celebrants 'took over the show' and the weddings were all about their role in the ceremony, not the bride and groom.
We, on the other hand, had the most wonderful wedding. Joyce listened to what we wanted for our special day and delivered that and more. Friends and family still make a point of telling us how beautiful it was
We loved the way Joyce was happy to incorporate the Scottish handfasting and loving cup, with whiskey of course, into the ceremony. Joyce also managed all the paperwork and legal side of things so we didn't have to worry about any of that.
I would recommend Joyce in a heartbeat. We had the most totally joyous day thanks to Joyce. It couldn't have been better. Joyce worked with us to provide the wedding we wanted not a set package that is churned out on a regular basis.
Don't settle for anything less than 'perfect' for your special day, trust me Joyce will deliver that and more.
Joyce was fantastic!
Joyce was fantastic! We started off just wanting a straightforward wedding but she just very calmly and professionally suggested a few things to personalise a ceremony for us and we are so happy she did. Amazing! Went beyond what we expected. She was so warm, everyone loved her!
Our ceremony was beyond perfect!
Our main concern when choosing a celebrant was that they would not deliver a personal ceremony and that their choice of words would sound scripted. However, Joyce blew us and our guests away with how personal our ceremony was!
As a result, our ceremony was beyond perfect! Joyce brought up the idea of including my mother in the ceremony which she loved, she gets teary every time she brings it up! Joyce spoke clearly and professionally, delivering an amazing service.
I didn't expect to get so teary when saying my vows and Joyce told me to take a minute, reminded me that we were in no rush and made me feel so comfortable.
We loved Joyce's idea to include our mums. They were such a big part of both our lives and much too important to us for them not to be included in the ceremony. We know it meant the world to both of them.
The second feature we adored was "our story": Joyce scripted exactly what we wanted to say and even gave some tips on how we might word it better. This was useful because it is what made our ceremony so personal.
I would be more than happy to recommend Joyce. She was a pleasure to meet with and also to communicate with over email.
Thank you so much, Joyce, the ceremony was definitely the highlight of the day and it wouldn't have been without you!
Joyce Made Our Day Truly Memorable
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Joyce as a marriage celebrant.
She helped us make our day truly memorable. It was a beautiful and intimate service made all the more special through Joyce's attention to detail.