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7 Unforgettable romantic vows from TV and movies

More than just "I do"


By Su Fen Tan

7 Unforgettable romantic vows from TV and movies

Victor, Corpse Bride:

“With this hand, I will lift your sorrows. Your cup will never be empty, for I will be your wine. With this candle, I will light your way in darkness. With this ring, I ask you to be mine.”

Monica and Chandler, Friends:

“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!”

“Monica, I thought this was going to be the most difficult thing I ever had to do. But when I saw you walking down that aisle I realised how simple it was. I love you. Any surprises that come our way, it’s okay, because I will always love you. You are the person I was meant to spend the rest of my life with.”

Meredith Grey and Derek Shepard, on a Post-it note, Grey’s Anatomy:

“To love each other, even when we hate each other. No running ever; nobody walks out no matter what happens. To take care of each other when old, senile, smelly. This is forever.”

Paige and Leo, The Vow:

“I vow to help you love life, to always hold you with tenderness and to have the patience that loves 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.”

“I vow to fiercely love you in all your forms, now and forever. I promise to never forget that 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.”

Sidney, Rachel Getting Married:

“All that I ever wanted was to just hear music, and when I met you, I heard you. And, Rachel, you’re the most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard. Thank you for marrying me.”

Preston Burke and Christina Yang, Grey’s Anatomy:

“Christina, I could promise to hold you and to cherish you. I can promise to be there in sickness and in health. I could say till death do us part, but I won’t. Those vows are for optimistic couples, the ones full of hope, and I do not stand here on my wedding day optimistic or full of hope. I am not optimistic. I am not hopeful. I am sure. I am steady. And I know that I am a heart man. I take them apart. I put them back together. I hold them in my hands. You are my partner, my lover, my best friend. My heart beats for you and on this day, the day of our wedding, I promise you this: I promise you to lay my heart in the palm of your hands. I promise you me.”

Anthony Marantino, Sex and the City 2:

“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.”

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