Whooo-dilly do I love Vow Muse’s new website. It’s cute right? I figure since Alicia Ostarello – half of the dynamic duo of Vow Muses along with the talented Angie Sommer – is now officiating my amazeballs custom-written wedding ceremony, I’m going to spend a post talking about how great they are.
Shameless propaganda, I know.
But seriously folks – I know not everyone cares about the text of their wedding ceremony as much as I care about mine. For a lot of couples, it’s the last thing they think about. After all, there are so many other things taking up brain space – the decorations, the music, the cake, the guest list, seating charts, THE PARTY! At most, some couples write their own vows and select personally significant readings; at least, they are content to repeat the same vows as their grandparents. And there is nothing wrong with that.
Some of us though – probably all English Majors – want more. We feel that words have power, so we want just the right ones on which to base the most important commitment of our lives. We want our ceremony to reflect the unique qualities that make our relationship amazing. We want to tell our gathered friends and families who we are, what we stand for, what we love and why we love. We want to entertain them, yes, but also let them in on a side of us we don’t often share with others. And we want our ceremony to be unlike any they have heard before, whether they’ve been to one, or one-hundred weddings.
Vow Muse exists for this select group of crazy word-lovers. They are available to brainstorm and collaborate with you to create your ideal wedding ceremony, and/or your vows, and/or your speeches. They can compose creative invitations, or thank you cards (Thank-you Haiku anyone?). They can even help your single friends compose eye-catching online dating profiles. Consider them your personal (but better-looking) Cyrano de Bergerac. And since you’re probably English majors reading this, I know you know who that is.
Not only did Alicia craft the most beautiful, and deeply personal, wedding ceremony for Rogue Groom and I – I’m also sending my father to Vow Muse, because he has no idea what to say in his father-of-the-bride speech.
Meet. Muse. Revise.
I freaking love them.
This is a totally unpaid plug for one of my favorite businesses, and two of my favorite writers.