North Carolina Vow Renewal: “Throughout 10 years of marriage, our love has grown and matured, creating magic and priceless moments through the years. In celebration of our love, we decided what better way than to renew our vows on our 10 year wedding anniversary.
Keeping it intimate with our children and closest family and friends, as a reminder of the what we have shared together, but more importantly all the memories we have left to create together in this lifetime.
Our vow renewal took place off the beautiful coast of the Carolinas. Wilmington, North Carolina to be exact. We started off at the charming Sycamore Bend property, and we finished off the night chasing the sunset on the Intracoastal Waterway aboard the beautiful and luxurious yacht, Blue Bonnet II, provided by My Yacht Source.
We chose to have a first look this go round. There were a handful of moments we didn’t have the opportunity to experience on our wedding day 10 years ago, so we wanted to incorporate those into our vow renewal.
The hubby was beyond surprised when he turned to see me in a full on bridal gown and veil provided by Coastal Knot. I will never forget his reaction, and him in his handsome suit provided by Cape Fear Formal Wear.
Our children then had the opportunity to present themselves to us in their adorable dress and suite with their very own first look. To say we were all smitten of each other would be an understatement.
We had the best time capturing family portraits and loving on the ravishing horses. We all have a deep love for horses, so to incorporate them into our day felt extremely fitting. We love that our children share a same deep love for these beautiful creatures as well.
We wanted to intentionally create the perfect intimate setting on both land and water. Each detail was curated with precision in order to help tell the story of our memorable journey together. Every decision had meaning behind it.
We brought a multitude of components to blend our vision with the whimsical elements of the our southern coastal city; such as the large oak trees, the stunning horses, and the breathtaking outdoor green space, and matched them with the natural and organic components of florals, and the intracoastal waterway with the gorgeous yacht.
My goal with our vow renewal was to show that it’s never too late to celebrate love, or have the wedding of your dreams. There are many couples who execute a lower budget wedding for their initial wedding day, in hopes to have that dream day later in life. Why can’t a couple curate their dream day years later?! Love is timeless, love is unconditional, and love is always worth celebrating! Cheers to not only wedding days, but vow renewals!
Venue: Sycamore Bend
Design and Decor: The Styling Source
Transportation: My Yacht Source
Transportation: Azalea Limousine
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Cape Fear Formal Wear
Dress Store: Coastal Knot Bridal Boutique
Hair Stylist: SET Blowout Bar
Makeup Artist: Makeup by Amy Kennison
Cake Designer: One Belle Bakery
Paper Props: Alexis Scott Designs
Caterer: Spoonfed Kitchen
Equipment Rentals: White Birch Rentals
Linens and Coverings: Nuage Designs
Equipment Rentals: Party Suppliers & Rentals
Floral Designer: Design Perfection
Second Shooter: Stephanie Axtell Photography
Event Designer: Design A Dream Events
Photographer: Anna Taylor Photography