The Renewal of Vows celebration is a blessing for your future. It offers you time to celebrate the uniqueness of your love. As you do so, the love you have for each other deepens and expands.
Life turning points, such as starting a family, the empty nest when children leave home, relocation, retirement, making a fresh start after a challenging time, all make demands on a marriage. These changes invite a re-evaluation of your partnership.
Renewing your vows can take place one, five, seven or ten years after your marriage. In the later years, you may wish to celebrate your 25th (Silver), 30th (Pearl), 40th (Ruby), 50th (Gold), 55th (Emerald), 60th (Diamond), 65th (Blue Sapphire) and 70th (Platinum).
With maturity, personal values evolve. The vows you made initially may need to be brought up to date with your priorities now.
As you re-affirm the care you have for each other, and appreciate the value of your partnership, old issues become blessings. You may now better accept your differences, and be more tolerant.
Reflecting on your years together, you may recall moments of joy, laughter and fun. Old misunderstandings, miscommunications or disappointment can be relegated to the past and replaced by greater wisdom, humour and understanding.
The romance and passion you knew when you first met can be re-kindled. The spark of your early love can grow brighter and into a more profound experience that is truly lifelong and rewarding.
This special celebration is an opportunity to set a new intention and vision for the next phase of life, with the vows that will support it.
How to go about creating your Celebration
First of all, we will discuss either in person, over Skype by phone, how you envisage your ceremony and what you have in mind.
Your Renewal of Vows may take place with yourselves alone, or with your children, or with a few close friends, or a larger scale celebration. Your venue could be your own home, an exotic destination, a cruise liner, a favourite place where you have spent holidays in the past, for example. Think about your dream location.
Next, I will send you an assessment to begin thinking about the Vows you now wish to make with each other. This is for your own use and reflection. I do not need to see your responses, unless you would like to share them with me. I am happy to give assistance with writing your Vows if you would like.
When I have your Vows, Readings and any special features you may wish to include, I will draw up a draft ceremony for you to look through. Email support will be given to make sure that your ceremony text is exactly the way you would like it to be.
If you have any questions about preparing and planning your Renewal of Vows celebration, please contact me: