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Jan
10

Dr. Seuss vows in Seattle – the spokanites unplugged

[posted from Sydney, Australia]

Now that we have had the official Sri Lanka ceremony and are formally married, we thought we should let you backstage for a deeper look at rehearsals.  Basically, in order to avoid having our legal arrangement be confirmed in a developing country and forever being bound by their laws, we actually had a small ceremony in Seattle with our families before we left.  The honorable Reverend Robyn Hylton (Robert’s sister) performed the ceremony. 

After telling a few people how we did it and how funny the vows were, they convinced us that we should post them online.  

Here they are – enjoy our childishness…  (NOTE: this was only part of the ceremony)

 

Robert Hylton & Sonya Zilka

Wedding Vows – December 27, 2009

To honor the child in all of us, and the teacher among us, we defer to Dr Seuss

Reverend: Will both of you, answer me now,

These questions as your wedding vows?

Sonya: Yes, we will answer you now,

Robert: Your questions as our wedding vows

Reverend: Will you take her as your wife,

Will you love her all your life?

Robert: Yes, I take her as my wife,

Yes, I’ll love her all my life

Reverend: Will you take him as your spouse,

Sonya: As long as he doesn’t dirty the house!

Reverend: Will you have, and also hold,

Just as you have at this time told?

Sonya: Yes, we will have, and we will hold,

Robert: Just as we have at this time told

Sonya: Yes, I will love him all my life

Robert: And I now take her as my wife

Reverend: Will you love through good and bad?

Whether you are happy or sad?

Robert: Yes, I’ll love through good and bad,

Whether we are happy or sad

Reverend: Yes, I will have and I will hold,

Just as I have already told

Reverend: Will you love her if you’re rich?

Or if you’re poor and in a ditch?

Robert: Yes, I’ll love her if we’re rich

Sonya: And I will love him, in a ditch,

I’ll love him through good times and bad,

Whether we are happy or sad

Robert: Yes, I will have, and I will hold,

(I could have sworn this has been told!)

I promise to love, all my life,

This woman as my lawful wife

Sonya: Yes, I will happily be his wife!

Reverend: Will you love her when you’re fit,

and also when you’re feeling sick?

Robert: Yes, I’ll love her when we’re fit,

and when we’re hurt, and when we’re sick

Sonya: And I will love him through good and bad

Robert: And I will love her when glad or sad

Sonya: And I will have, and I will hold,

Ten years from now a thousand fold

Reverend: Will you love with all your heart?

Will you love till death you part?

Sonya: Yes, we will love with all our heart

Robert: From now until death do us part

Robert: And I will love her when we’re rich

Sonya: And when we’re broke and in a ditch

Robert: And when we’re fit, and when we’re sick

(Oh, CAN"T we get this finished quick?)

Sonya: And I will love through good and bad

And I will love when glad or sad

Robert: And I will have, and I will hold,

And if I might now be so bold,

I’ll love her my entire life,

Yes, I WILL take her as my wife!

Reverend: Then if you’ll take her as your wife,

And if you’ll love him all your life,

And if you’ll have, and if you’ll hold,

From now until the stars grow cold,

And if you’ll love through good and bad,

And whether you’re happy or sad,

And love in sickness, and in health,

And when you’re poor, and when in wealth,

And if you’ll love with all your heart,

From now until death do you part,

Yes, if you’ll love each other through and through,

Please answer with these words:

I DO!

Sonya: I DO!

Robert: I DO!

Reverend: THEY DO! … YAHOO!

Robert: To you my dear, I give this ring,

for it is special, not just bling,

wear it proud, as you have vowed,

for you are mine, till the end of time.

[put ring on brides finger]

Sonya: To you my love, I give this ring,

for it’s your sweet love, that makes me sing,

Now I give my heart, so true,

the rest of my life, to be with you.

[put ring on groom’s finger]

FINAL BLESSING

By the authority vested in me by the State of Washington, and those in attendance, I now pronounce you Husband and Wife.

Reverend: You’re married now! So kiss the bride,

But please, do keep it dignified.




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