SHAUN + SHANNON were all about the love. Shannon got me crying though, she made the latter half of her vows to Shaun's two daughters, a complete surprise to him and clearly, she spoke from the heart, looking at those girls with all her loving intention. I wanted to share a little bit of what she said, because it is moments like this one, that make being a Celebrant fall by the wayside and crack wide open and everyone present just becomes swept away, as we witness something truly great.
"....and Shaun, not only do I make this vow to you, but also to your two beautiful daughters.
I once heard a quote that said there’s the family we’re born into and then if we’re lucky, also the family we choose. Haylie and Tanikka, today I choose to marry your dad and spend my life with him. But I also choose you both as my forever family. Besides saying yes when your dad proposed, choosing the two of you is the easiest decision I’ve made in my entire life – I love you as my own. I am not here to replace anyone, nor will I ever try to. I will be the best I can be for you and your dad. I will be fair and honest. I promise to support you in every way I can. I promise to protect you and cherish each and every moment we spend together as a family. But most importantly I promise to love you and your dad unconditionally." Photographer: @figtreepictures
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