Today is the one year anniversary of the Bylsma/Mathews Wedding
What a fantastic day it was. A teeny little celebration in Carmel Valley, California.
And the best crew of people we could have ever asked for.
Brad and I threw out the rule book and did our wedding exactly the way we wanted it. We performed The Velvet Underground “I’m Stickin With You” instead of having a first dance. We stayed in a big house with 16 of our friends. We had a rockstar wedding.
And of course, we wrote our own vows. Something about “till death do us part” is kind of creepy to me. So Brad and I spent a lot of time writing vows that held meaning in every word, from bicycle rides to delicious food.
I, Brad Mathews
I, Kelly Bylsma
Take you to be my wife
Take you to be my husband
I promise to love you unconditionally
To be there for you always
To protect you from harm
And to never let you down
I promise not to change the station when you are enjoying one of YOUR songs
I promise not to cause any more altercations at concerts
I will never give you a reason to cry
But I will always have a tissue to wipe away your tears
I will pick you up if you ever fall
And I will pick you up from work when it is raining too hard for you to ride your bike home
You are my best friend
You are the only one for me
And I am so lucky to have found you
As your Husband/Wife I vow to inspire, support and motivate you, I promise to make your plans and dreams as important to me as my own,
I will be your collaborator in adventure, your accomplice in mischief, and your partner till the end
Together we will weather any storm
We will conquer every obstacle
And we will eat many amazing meals
I LOVE YOU
Today also just happens to be the day when our great friend, Neil, who also officiated our wedding, and his girlfriend Julie get in to town for a couple weeks. We’ve made reservations at The Bazaar and rented an Escalade to drive us around Hollywood in style all evening.
And Brad reminded me this morning that today really IS Brad and Kelly day. Officially. Forever.\
Love you with all my heart, Brad. I am so incredibly lucky to have found a man like you to adventure through this life with, to hold me up when I fall, and to tuck me into bed every night. Thank you for being my partner and my teammate. I am forever impressed and in awe of you. So glad I get to keep you.