‘My Laura Jane.
In front of all our family, friends, innocent bystanders and Nova Scotians looking for a free dinner
I, Geordie Mott, take you Laura Jane, to be my lawfully wedded wife.
And I want you…, and everyone to know.
That you are my now and forever friend.
Standing here with the gold – in your hair, of the sand and in our rings
I have fallen into your blue, blue eyes
I am humbled by your love, and I am honoured that
The most caring and compassionate person I will ever know
Is the beautiful woman in front of me who will be my wife.
You are my hero and everything I would hope to be.
I promise to never give you up
I promise to never let you down
I promise to never run around and desert you.
I promise to have and to hold
Through sickness, fractures, concussions, multiple injuries
And… even in health.
I promise to keep your toes and fingers warm when they get cold
I promise to always keep your beverage topped up
I promise never to hold the phone away from my ear while you’re talking
I promise to cherish you through any and all of arguments – well – fights really
I promise that I will handle all the styrofoam that we ever meet.
I don’t know if I can give you very much
But, I promise it will always be everything I have.
And I promise that I will love and honor you all the days of my life and beyond.
Because I don’t believe that even death will ever do us part.
As I look into your blue, blue eyes.
You and me forever, baby.’