The tradition of reciting wedding vows can be traced back to ancient times. The earliest known wedding vows come from ancient Egypt, where couples would promise to love and cherish each other until death.
In Western culture, the practice of reciting wedding vows became more widespread during the Middle Ages. Prior to that time, marriages were often arranged by families, and there was no formal ceremony or exchange of vows. However, as the concept of romantic love became more prominent, couples began to desire a more meaningful way to express their commitment to each other–all coming together in the vows.
And while times and traditions may have changed, one thing that’s remained consistent throughout the centuries is that when asked if they will abide by the vows, the bride and groom are expected to say, “yes.” Which is what made the wedding of Paul Marsden and Wendy Lock such a spectacle.
As soon as the officiant asks Paul if he promises to take Wendy “to be your lawful, wedded wife and promise to support and care for her throughout your future life together?” After a long sigh, Paul says, “No.” After Wendy gives a strange, nervous laugh Paul turns to face her and explains. Watch the full video below to find out why Paul said no and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!
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