The Vow Collective | Mission Statement
We have two things on our bedroom wall from our wedding day: a picture of us and our vows to each other, hand-written and framed.
If we woke up to a fire in our house (I've been watching a lot of This is Us), I honestly think I'd grab those two things because they mean so much to us. We both wrote our own vows, and it would be hard for me if they were forever lost or forgotten.
I believe something bold and crazy about our marriage.
I believe our marriage is successful and thriving, in part, because of what we vowed (covenanted) to one another and because we've taken time since we got married to look over and remember our vows.
Do people really do that after their wedding day? Do they really recall what they said? What they promised?
IT MAKES SENSE TO ME, AS I VALUE MY OWN MARRIAGE THRIVING, THAT I WOULD VALUE MY CLIENTS' MARRIAGES THRIVING.
It gives me purpose deep in my bones and where the butterflies flutter in my stomach, to have a mission statement that values a couples' real life success beyond their actual wedding day.
And I mean that truthfully--- having a mission statement that's just a gimmick literally makes me sick to my stomach.
I value taking time to understand you and your relationship. I value cheering you on as I snap, snap, snap at your wedding or write up your vows on my ipad. I value candid moments between you and your family members because one day those people won't be around anymore. One day you'll look back at your pictures with loved ones with tears in your eyes. I value you remembering so many sacred moments. I value helping you remember the deep-rooted reasons you got married in the first place.
I want you to have amazing photos from your wedding day and I want you to understand how hard I'll work to get those photos-- but not just so you can have them in an album on your coffee table those first few years-- I want you to have amazing and real photos, so you can really remember how deep your love is for one another. So you can remember your love is worth celebrating and fighting for.
I want you to have vows written in beautiful calligraphy, not so your wall will look pretty, but so you'll be forced to live them out. "Forced" in all of the best ways we can use that word. I want your marriage to be saved, reconciled, or thriving because you stopped and took a glance at your vows on the wall, and were reminded of what you promised and who you promised you'd be.
IT'S MY HONOR TO VISUALLY AND CREATIVELY HELP YOU PREPARE FOR A LIFETIME TOGETHER.
I want so much for you and I haven't even met some of you yet.
I need you to know (potential clients and past clients) that I've crafted my business from my heart. That I don't take it lightly.