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Matthew and I got married in paradise, on a beautiful beach on Maui. It was just the two of us with our toes in the sand… here are the vows we exchanged.

Matthew to Ana

That first night, waiting at the bar, wondering if you’d show, I had my doubts and fears. But when you appeared everything changed. My fears fell away, my doubts dissolved, and I saw you whose glory was the dawn of a new day. I knew you when I saw you, the dream always lingering at the periphery just out of conscious reach, a love of many lives, the first, last, and most important reason for why I am. You are my muse, my inspiration, and above all my salvation. You challenge me, uplift me, strengthen me. You are why I will ever brave this mortal realm forgoing heaven time and again because without you I am incomplete and hollow, a shell without a soul. After so many years without you, I cannot survive one more day alone. I will ever be by your side, in good days and bad, struggling to be the man you believe I can be weaving stories eternal. In this life and the next, I swear to forever be yours.

Ana to Matthew

Matthew, You have been my best friend, mentor, playmate, confidant, lover, my greatest challenge, and my one true love. From the moment I met you, I knew you were the one I had been searching for all my life. You are the father of our children, the one who Inspires me to dream, the one who lifts me when I’m down, my rock, my hero, and most importantly, you are the love of my life and you make me happier than I could ever imagine and feel more loved than I ever thought possible…. You make me a better person by just being you. Matt, I promise to always be your greatest supporter, your biggest fan, to always give you snuggles, to cook you yummy meals, to laugh with you, to always honor and respect you, to get you lost when I’m the navigator, to hold you, to try everyday to show you just how much I love you, to be your partner in every way, and no matter what life brings, to love you with all my heart, Always and forever.