Jason and I agreed on a format for the wedding vows that we wrote - 6 pairs of statements. Each of the 6 vows would start by stating "I love you because.." with reasons why we love the other person, followed by a promise phrased "Because I love you..."
We wanted to be surprised up at the alter (not that we had an alter at our wedding) so we separately wrote them and didn't show each other. So that our guests could follow along with what we were saying, and so we could have a nice copy of them for prosperity, we did have them published in our program. We both submitted them to Kristen who covered them in all our proof reads and edits of the document.
These were mine:
Jason, I love you because you are fun and playful.
Because I love you, I will not have an expectation that you must entertain me.
I love you because you don’t let me get away with everything.
Because I love you, I will not manipulate or lie to you.
I love you because you are smart, hard working, and constantly reading.
Because I love you, I will give you the space and quiet needed to be yourself.
I love you because you have witnessed my grief and held my hand.
Because I love you, I will work hard to stay healthy so you won’t experience my depression.
I love you because you are kind and affectionate.
Because I love you, I will build a family with you.
I love you because you make me feel so calm. You are my home.
Because I love you, I will support you, care for you, and share my life with you, as your partner - always.