Feb 25, 2021

My Wedding Vow Renewal Ring

I'm SO excited to finally be posting my vow renewal ring. It was honestly the most amazing & thoughtful surprise! And although I just might be biased - I'm convinced it's the most beautiful ring I've ever seen!! I especially adore that it's filled with so much love, thought and sentiment. The centre stone is an ethically mined Oregon Sunstone and changes from a pink / red in low evening light, and shows more peachy / nude in the daylight. Just like the sun! It's also surrounded by ethically mined diamonds and set in yellow gold. And love that when Martin read our vows, he wove the meaning of the ring into it as a way to commemorate the day and remind us of the vows we made. I mean, seriously, so dang romantic!

Now, and forevermore... I'm reminded of the light & love that surrounds our marriage and the beautiful growth we've had over the past twenty years. We've come so far! Thanks so much for joining me, and following along with our wedding vow renewal. Excited to be back next week with an outfit post + the prettiest snowy photos. See you then and have a great rest of the week! xo

Feb 16, 2021

Our Wedding Vow Renewal

While we kept our day simple in many ways (aside from Martin surprising me with the most beautiful ring), our day was rich in meaning, brimming with love, and honestly surpassed all my expectations. Our love has deepened so much over this past year and it feels as though we're starting new & fresh, and more in love than ever. I'm so thankful for that! And so grateful & proud of the wonderful man Martin strives to be. Relationships undoubtedly take work - but it's worth all the bumps when you know you're growing stronger & stronger, and make a great team. Excited to share a little bit of our day with you! 

We started our vow renewal on Saturday and planned a nice chill day at home. It was perfect! The sun was pouring in, we lit candles and played soft piano music in the background. We both wrote & read our vows, we cried, we laughed, and Martin surprised me with a ring to commemorate the day. It absolutely took my breath away and I can't wait to share more on the ring he chose in next week's blog post. Yay! I then set up an indoor picnic for us, we munched, talked & talked, snuggled, and it was wonderful!

The next day, we headed down to the ocean for our finale and lucked out with warm weather, and managed to find a quiet & private nook for ourselves. Martin shared two of his favourite bible versus on marriage, and we decided to write down what we're letting go of in our lives & relationship. Just as we were about to let our tiny pieces of torn paper fall into the ocean... a gentle wind gust came and swept it off our palms. We watched as our papers fluttered in the wind, before falling into the ocean and get carried away. It was so magical, symbolic, and felt like a new chapter. Unencumbered by the past, and full of hope for the future! Thanks for letting me share my day with you friends - means so much!! xo

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Feb 2, 2021

Renewing Our Wedding Vows

This year, Martin & I will be celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary, and 23 years of togetherness. Holy moly! And I could not be more excited to be renewing our wedding vows later this month. It's been a difficult year thanks to Covid, but it's also been a year that has cut life's distractions and allowed Martin & I to strengthen and grow our relationship in such wonderful ways. We've had countless heart-to-hearts, and really hunkered down to learn each others communication style. We're also currently doing the Alpha Marriage course and it's been such a fabulous addition to all we've been learning! 2020 is the year we deepened our love, started to work together as a team, and we're creating a marriage we're both incredibly proud of. Our marriage & bond has always been great, but unfortunately, poor communication habits have a way of eroding and distracting us from truly appreciating the person we're with. I'm so grateful for all we've learned!

So naturally, what better way to celebrate than with a vow renewal! We've decided to do a quiet ceremony with just the two of us, then we'll enjoy refreshments & a picnic (I'm spreading out fur blankets, all the pillows, and lighting a million candles) and then for part two of our ceremony we'll be heading down to the ocean the next morning. Yay! Have you renewed your vows? If so, I'd love to hear about it! I'll definitely try to take a few pictures along the way and share them with you. We're also planning on vow renewal photos with a photographer later this year, and to take a mini moon once it's safe to do so. If there's one thing this past year has taught me... it's to celebrate, all you can, whenever you can! xo

Photography by Veronika Novotny