One of the traits I see as a key indicator of their future success of a couple is the ability to laugh and have fun with each other. I must say also that I have rarely not seen this. To see couples laughing together, and sometimes at their own foibles makes you want to laugh to. One such couple were Lara and Brenton Watson who were married in the Broadway Chapel, Woolloongabba. They epitomised that spirit of fun, both have a great sense of humour and their wedding ceremony certainly captured that spirit; their vows emphasising the importance of fun in their relationship. Along with family and friendship the three F’s no doubt provide a foundation for their marriage. Here are their vows:
Brenton: I wanna make you smile whenever you are sad
Carry you around when your arthritis is bad
I’ll get medicine when your tummy aches
Build you a fire when the heater breaks
I’ll give you my coat when you are cold
Even let you hold my remote control
So let me do the dishes in the kitchen sink
Put you to bed if you’ve had too much to drink
I will be the man who grows old with you
All I wanna do is grow old with you
Lara: Brenton, eight years ago you captured my heart by being exactly who you are. The sweetest, most loving, compassionate, and funniest person I have ever known. You have been my best friend through the good and the bad. You have been the reason that I smile and you have given comfort beyond measure when I have cried. I’m not sure a lifetime is long enough to return all you have given to me, but I promise the rest of my days I’ll spend by your side: to laugh with you and cry with you, to believe in you and support you. Together we are better than we could ever hope to be alone, and today I give you my love, my trust, and my fidelity forever. You will ALWAYS be the best part of my day.
The family that laughs together, lasts together.