Surprise Vow Renewal Ceremonies
Wedding vow renewal ceremonies are non-legal ceremonies and include surprise vow renewals, often to celebrate wedding anniversaries, and also a popular option among couples who have legally married overseas and would like to celebrate with loved ones in a non-legal wedding celebration in Australia.
A vow renewal ceremony is a celebration of your relationship or a milestone anniversary and is completely personalised to reflect the two of you and your relationship, sharing your journey together to date and you may like to also share your goals and hopes for the future.
The process of designing a vow renewal ceremony usually includes meeting with one of our Celebrants one or both of you, to run through a variety of ideas meanwhile it’s our job to create the stunning setting for your vow renewal ceremony to take place.
Surprise Vow Renewals
After 10 years of marriage and two beautiful children, loving husband Peter wanted to do something special for his beautiful wife Fiona to celebrate their 10 year wedding anniversary, and prove after many side tracked by children and forgotten anniversaries, that the romance is still alive!
Being parents to two little ones had meant many previous anniversary had taken a back seat but this anniversary was one Peter was determined to make memorable, so he contacted Brisbane City Celebrants to get the plan for his surprise wedding vow renewals in to action.
Under the guise of an anniversary photo shoot in a park with a friend, Fiona and Peter arrived at a park local to their home, Colmslie Beach Reserve for some couples photos.
The above sign can be customised and is available for hire through us.
On cue, Peter led Fiona down some steps to a hidden from view area, right on the Brisbane river, where she was greeted with a sign, asking her if she would marry him again!
In complete shock, she stopped in her tracks as she read the sign, she turned and asked him if this was for real then spotted a group of her close friends and family beside the wooden circular arbour we had set up for them. The guests cheered, she got goose bumps, and while the surprise set in she giggled as Peter led her to her stunning ceremony setting.
As the ceremony was a well kept secret, when it came to the vows their Celebrant Jamie arranged for Peter to write vows for Fiona to agree to, by responding ‘I Will’ or ‘I Do’ to the vows he wrote.
When it came to the exchanging of rings, Peter came up with the idea of making Lego rings, to involve their children, which their children presented to them with much excitement, and Fiona loved this sentiment.
The ceremony was relaxed, and the perfect combination of fun and meaningful, with Jamie re-pronouncing the happily married couple as husband and wife again, their guests cheered, with Fiona elated and still in shock that her husband could pull off such a romantic surprise to perfection!
Congratulations to the happy couple on your 10 year wedding anniversary and surprise vow renewal ceremony.
Celebrant Jamie Eastgate – Brisbane City Celebrants
A surprise Wedding anniversary vow renewals
On reaching the 10 years of marriage milestone, Michael knew he wanted to do something extra special for his amazing wife.
He secretly got in touch with Brisbane Celebrant Jamie Eastgate and together an amazing ceremony was planned, using the same colour scheme with red fresh flowers, and even the same reception venue as their original wedding, Michael thought of everything.
30 of their nearest and dearest were invited for the surprise renewals ceremony which would follow with a celebratory sit down meal.
With a beautiful wedding arbour and décor by With Love – Brisbane Wedding Decorators creating an elegant setting for the ceremony to take place.
In order for her to be somewhat prepared for the day, Michael decided to give his wife 1 days notice of what he had in store and she was amazed to hear what he planned.
The ceremony Michael and Jamie created together was a huge hit with his lovely wife and also with the guests who got involved and roared with laughter at some of the promises they were asked to make the couple.
For the vows, Michael pulled out the original vows they each wrote at their wedding 10 years prior, which they re-read to each other, renewing their vows and reaffirming their promises and commitment to each other.
Congratulations to the happy couple and we look forward to seeing you again on your 20 year anniversary!
If you are planning to renew your vows or planning a vow renewal we would love to hear from you to start planning your special ceremony. Contact us now for more information.