We are obsessed with all things love here at XO Juliet. Naturally, when we heard about the new reality dating show Love Is Blind on Netflix, we knew we had to watch it. The premise is everything a hopeless romantic could dream of: people falling in love with each other’s hearts — not their looks. And, after just a few short days of dating, they’d get engaged and eventually have Love Is Blind weddings!
We know a thing or two about wedding vows and ceremonies, so we thought it would be fun to be a little snarky and judge the Love Is Blind weddings and each couple’s vows. We also transcribed their vows and we put them at the end of this list for anyone who was looking for them. Please note that these rankings are based on if we were sitting in the audience at the wedding.
We were actually pleasantly surprised by some of the couples’ vows! People we thought were going to have horrendous vows ended up surprising us, while some of the people who we were excited to hear left us wanting more. It was so difficult to pick the top 5, as there were some excellent and heartfelt vows.
Lauren’s vows seemed very true to who she is as a person. She is incredibly in love with Cameron and they are growing together. She did beat herself up a little for her vows being too short, but her vows were a book compared to some of the others. (We’re looking at you, Barnett.) It’s safe to say that she is comfortably in the #1 spot when it comes to vows during the Love Is Blind weddings.
Side note: can we give Lauren some props for being the only person to write their vows down?! I know it looks better to recite them from memory, but there is too much at risk. Think about it: you don’t get another shot at saying your vows on your big day. Lauren was able to convey all of her emotions into her vows, which is why she earned our top spot.
Giannina had possibly the most beautiful and heartfelt vows of anyone. High emotions and feelings can create beautiful art and Giannina was able to harness that energy to create exceptional vows. The worst part of the ceremony is that you can easily see that Damien is not going to go through with it when Giannina is going through her vows.
The second part of her vows — after she said I do — were incredible. She was fully dedicated to becoming Damien’s wife at that moment and would provide all of the unconditional love that he would ever need. She may let her emotions get the best of her at times, but she was dedicated to him and it was reflected in her vows.
Cameron may have not had the best words during his vows, however the raw emotion he displayed is everything a partner would want to see during a ceremony. You can tell he is so grateful that Lauren was brought into his life and he truly believes that Lauren is the woman that he will be with for the rest of his life.
Watching Cameron cry throughout the ceremony filled our hearts to the brim. His feelings for Lauren are so genuine and pure. He was the only person to fully start sobbing during his vows, which made us want to give him the biggest hug in the world. Cameron and Lauren deserve to be happy and the entire world can see that.
Kenny was incredible throughout the entire ceremony, and his wedding vows are no exception. His vows showcased that he was all-in with Kelly and would stand by her side through whatever. He knew that their love was all that they needed together. He had the longest wedding vows of everyone, however not all parts were stellar.
We would have loved to hear more about their love together, instead of going on and on about how incredible this experience has been and that neither of them have met most of the important people in each other’s lives. Pro tip for next time, Kenny: talk about why you want her to be your wife and how you know without a doubt she is the one.
Damien may not have gone through with the wedding, but his wedding vows did impress us. His vows showcased his attraction to Giannina and acknowledged his intense love for her. Giannina had a large impact on his life and increased his willingness to open himself up in a relationship.
Apparently loving all of Giannina was not enough to go through with the wedding. Calling out Giannina out in front of the entire wedding was unacceptable and classless. There is a time and a place for everything, and that wasn’t it. Damien may have been too frightened to take the next step in their relationship, but that’s still no excuse. Their wedding was perhaps the most cringe of all the Love Is Blind weddings, and it was definitely the most dramatic!
Amber had some of the most honest vows and she was true to herself. She does not hide her true colors and it certainly showed in her wedding vows. She may be a firecracker, but we can all learn a thing or two from the way Amber acts.
Granted, her wedding vows will not make her pile of debt disappear, but it seems like her intentions are true with Barnett. She is all-in with Barnett and knows that he is the love of her life. They may not seem like a great match on television, but when you know you know, ya know?
Jessica is not at the bottom?! We are sure you think we are a little crazy, but hear us out. We do think that Jessica was being honest and open when she discussed Mark pushing her out of her comfort zone. Jessica was not the best person throughout the show, however we believe that she did in fact grow from the experience.
All of us at XO Juliet HQ cringed when Jessica started off her vows with Marky Mark. Why is she calling him a name that we never heard during the course of the season? She very well may have been intoxicated during the ceremony and that’s all we have to say about that.
Has Mark been evaluated for being colorblind? Because he thought all of those red flags were green flags. His vows followed the same pattern as their relationship, blindly plowing forward without really hearing anyone. If there is one thing that we can acknowledge, is that he goes all-in — even to his own detriment.
We believe in love at first sight, but love from first “Hey” seems to be a bit of a stretch… even to the most hopeless romantic.
Kelly’s vows did not feel like wedding vows. In fact they felt like a goodbye, which makes sense in retrospect. She says it has been a wild ride and that she appreciates the moments they shared together. That does not sound like a love story at all; it sounds like a eulogy.
There were subtle hints that Kelly was not going to go through with it, however she seemed to have no remorse for saying no. At least Jessica was able to create vows that did not sound like a death. We thought we were going to get much better vows from Kelly and we were very disappointed.
From all that we have seen, Barnett seems to be a very genuine and likable human being. That did nothing for his wedding vows though. Barnett’s vows were exactly what we expected from someone who has trouble communicating their feelings and it is exactly why we put him at the bottom of our list.
His vows are by far the shortest from anyone’s and barely convey emotion or why Amber is the love of his life. We know it can be difficult to communicate your feelings for the biggest day of your life, but come on! Producers could have at least thrown him a bone and helped him.
The Love Is Blind weddings had no promises or vows!
One item that we noticed was missing from everyone’s vows was that there were almost no vows or promises! Giannina was the only person who included a promise in her wedding vows. We’re not sure if something was cut from the final wedding scenes, but we don’t know for certain. We would have loved to hear some great vows and promises during the ceremony.
There could have been some hilarious vows. Barnett could have said, “Amber I promise to support your binge drinking and Netflix binge watching with all of my heart.” But who knows? Maybe producers did not want the ceremonies to follow traditional wedding vows.
Who do you think had the best wedding vows? Which one of the Love Is Blind Weddings was your favorite to watch? Let us know in the comments!
Last but not least, here are all of the wedding vows. They are listed in the order that they appeared in the Love Is Blind weddings episodes.
I always dreamed what it would feel like when I found my soulmate.
To hear their voice and have the world melt away. And you gave me that gift.
You gave me you, and it is the most beautiful gift I’ve ever received.[Saying I do]
Of course I do.
And from this day on, I promise to give you the gift of being your rock.
When you least want it, because it’s when you need it the most.
And I’ll plant kisses that’ll grow trust and confidence within you…
Because this I promise, Damian: I’m yours
I remember the first time I walked into the pod and heard your voice.
I’ve been all around the world, and I’ve never heard anything so beautiful.
I buried my heart away the last few years and you opened it back up.
I didn’t just give you a piece of me, I gave you all of me.
And I don’t love just a piece of you, I love all of you.
Never have I ever in my life met a man that irks my nerves like you do.
I found my love of a lifetime. That’s all I got.[Saying I do]
The fact that, even when you’re making me crazy,
I am still so in love with you.
I can’t help myself.
I do. I will.
I never thought that this would ever happen.
I never came into this thinking that I would find anyone like you.
You are amazing. You’re beautiful, inside and out.
You know, not only did we meet by complete happenstance…
And to have thought that going into this experiment that we would be here right now is unbelievable.
And I know that everyone that is here for the most part, are blind supporters of you and I want you to understand that…
You know, we haven’t had an opportunity to talk to the majority of people in this room or for them to meet you and for them to meet me, and it doesn’t matter right?
Because we know what we’ve experienced.
I have nothing but love for your family, that we have their support.
And they’re here for us, thick and thin.
The only thing that also matters, is that I will always be here for you.
I mean, it brought me to you.
Someone who is so fabulous in every single aspect.
You know, and this has been a wild ride,
And I am grateful that it has been with you….
Because you’ve been nothing but supportive,
And I appreciate every single moment that I shared with you.
And I love you.
I want you to know…
That no matter what the ups, the downs, the highs, the lows.
Is that I’ve loved you from the first time that you said, “Hey.”
Which is crazy to even say.
I walked into the room and I knew that you were different from the rest.
It’s been, you know, a lot.
Mark. Marky Mark.
Thank you for putting me here.
You’ve been my rock since day one.
Not just because you felt like home,
But because you opened me up to new experiences.
Talking about things that I had never opened up about.
And you really pushed me; you changed me for the better.
Thank you for being so open, so consistent with me.
And always being my biggest cheerleader.
Every day that we’ve spent together has been a blessing to me.
There’s so much I love about you.[sobs]
I’m sorry I’m crying, but you made me want to be a better man.
And you have everything I need in a partner.
I feel very blessed to have you in my life.
Cameron, I love that you make me comfortable being fully myself.
No matter how flawed, goofy, or broken I may have been.
I’m thankful for our time together and how happy our moments are.
I’ve never had a man love me as purely and selflessly as you have.
I’m grateful for the things that made me uncomfortable and forced me to grow.
I’m grateful for you.
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