Buckle up because you’re going to want to read these two’s story. Lydia reached out to me and told me about how her and her wife had a simple courthouse wedding amidst COVID. They wanted to get married but life and pandemics got in the way of planning a full wedding. They opted to do the courthouse wedding and promised to do something special on their anniversary.
Lydia took the surprise to another level though. When they started planning their anniversary trip, little did her wife know that she was planning an entire vow renewal for them. Kaileigh was in the dark about the whole thing until the day of. Lydia stocked up on a wide variety of dress options, hauled them on their trip, and gave Kaileigh the chance to pick her dress that morning.
We started the day in the Redwoods. The sun was filtering through the trees like a dream. We moved onto a Brookings beach for them to exchange heartfelt vows. We finished up with sunset at this hidden spot. It was Labor Day weekend and everywhere else was packed. We changed plans last minute and ended up with our sunset spot all to ourselves. I love pulling hidden gems out of my back pocket to give my clients the best experience. (Fun fact: I am one of the only elopement specific photographer in this whole area. That means I have all sorts of hidden gems to help craft your perfect day.)
Vow renewals are such a beautiful thing. It’s very much in the same spirit as eloping. It’s taking control over how you get to celebrate your love and marriage. You’re allowed to celebrate it whatever way and however often as you want. You’re not stuck to only one day to celebrate your marriage. Vow renewals are a beautiful way to have the smaller wedding you dreamed of or have a lower stress experience or maybe just celebrating again.
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