Photography by Ryon Lockhart.
James: “Virginia, I’ve never loved you more than I do today and I’m thrilled by the promise of our life together. I love your strength and the quiet confidence with which you live your life. Your love for your family and the easy joy which you draw from your friends. I love your spirit – pink lips, blonde hair, blue eyes. I will be your lover and your friend. A loyal partner who cares deeply for you. We will have a good life. A life less ordinary. My heart in your heart.”
Virginia: “James, as I stand here with you today, I’m overwhelmed by a feeling of pride. I am so proud to be able to call you my husband. I admire so much about you: your strength of character; the way you’re always directed by your moral compass; how you live your life with purpose every day; your kind heart and warm soul. Somehow, you make me feel safe and comfortable, while also setting an example of something better for me to strive for. Thank you for being this person for me. Here’s what I promise to be for you: I promise to support you and make you feel heard. I promise to be a partner and put us before our individual needs, before myself. I promise to be a good wife to you – to take care of you and our relationship and the life we create together. My heart in your heart.”