Penning your own vows is also one of the loveliest ways to personalize your wedding. These six couples pulled it off beautifully—read their sentiments and you'll be inspired to start writing your own.

Unstructured Sentiments

For their Temecula, Calif., nuptials, Brooke Peterson, a benefits specialist, and Steven Triplett, who is in retail management, penned their feelings in a spontaneous manner. The result: vows that were unstructured, yet completely heartfelt.

Brooke to Steven

I love that you open doors for
little old ladies.
   I love that you would spend
your last five dollars just to see
somebody else happy.
   I love that you have "blonde
moments"—like thinking Jamaica
is part of Hawaii. But more than
that, I love that you can laugh
at them afterwards.
   I love that you're strong
and honorable, yet warm and
compassionate, loving and
accepting of all people.
   But most of all, I love that you
and I both love each other so much.
   I promise to stand by you, and
to be the president of your fan club.
   I promise to never let anything
come between us, to fight for us,
to love you through good times
and challenging times, and to
always maintain a sense of humor
and adventure as we take our next
steps together into the unknown
and beautiful future.

Steven to Brooke

You are beautiful, kind, gentle,
loving, caring—and did I
mention that you're funny?
So funny that sometimes only
YOU laugh at your jokes.
   When I really think about it,
spending forever with you just
doesn't seem like it's going to be
long enough.

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