Did you miss out on the glamorous white wedding the first time around?
Maybe you’ve been through a difficult time and just wish to celebrate moving onwards and upwards with those around you?
Over time, a Vow Renewal/Thanks-giving of Marriage has become an increasingly popular celebration. It is a great way to surround yourselves with the people you love and give back to your marriage and reaffirm your love and commitment to one another.
PLEASE NOTE: There is no legal requirement with a vow renewal or Thanksgiving of marriage ceremony, so there are no hard and fast rules, you can celebrate wherever, whenever and however you want to!
At “Uniquely-Yours-Celebrants” I am up for most challenges, whether you want your vow renewal on the top of a mountain, on a white sandy beach in Fiji, on horse back in the hills, or on a balcony in Queenstown: Let's get together, have a chat and throw about some ideas. I will help you formulate a ceremony that is just perfect for you both and one that is “Uniquely-Yours”.
I will write and officiate your vow renewal ceremony for you AND give you access to my resource folder of beautiful readings and poetry. I am also more than happy to discuss ways we can involve any children you may have of either the two legged or four legged variety in your ceremony!!
Thinking of vow renewals and Thanksgiving of marriage has reminded me of the beautiful passage "Union" written by Robert Fulghum.
"Union" by Robert Fulghum
"You have known each other for years, through first glance of acquaintance to this moment of re-commitment. At some moment, you decided to marry. From that moment of yes to this moment of yes, indeed, you have been making promises and agreements in an informal way. All those conversations that were held riding in a car or over a meal or during long walks — all those sentences that began with “When we’re married” and continued with “I will” and “you will” and “we will” — those late night talks that included “someday” and “somehow” and “maybe” — and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart. Just two people working out what they want what they believe what they hope for each other. All these common things, and more, are the real process of a wedding. The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, “You know all those things we’ve promised and hoped and dreamed — well, I meant it all, every word. ” Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another — acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, and even teacher, for you have learned much from one another in these last few years. You have learned that good company and friendship count for more than good looks. And you have learned that marriage is a maze into which we wonder- a maze that is best got through with a great companion. Now you shall say a few words that take you across a threshold of life, and things will never quite be the same between you. For after these vows, you shall again say to the world, this is my husband, this is my wife...."
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