Aug 08, 2013
Our vow renewal went beautifully - it was just perfect & all my worries were for naught! I don't have any pics yet, but will be sure to upload a few when I do. My DH said I looked great and so did my guests, so I guess my "dress regret" was just that, and that my dress was fine for the occasion. The make-up artist did a great job and the photographer took a LOT of pics in our suite, which was perfect for our intimate occasion. The hotel even sent up Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, which paired nicely with our small chocolate cake. In any case, our guests enjoyed it all. Our Officiant did a great job on our ceremony - it was very personalized to the two of us, just as we wanted. Now we are off on another trip - Northern California for a week- woo hoo!
Here is a reading I found that I like….
Marriage Joins Two People
in the Circle of Its Love
by Edmund O'Neill
Marriage is a commitment to life -- to the best that two people can find and bring out in each other. It offers opportunities for sharing and growth that no other human relationship can equal, a joining that is promised for a lifetime.
Within the circle of its love, marriage encompasses all of life's most important relationships. A wife and a husband are each other's best friend, confidant, lover, teacher, listener, and critic. There may come times when one partner is heartbroken or ailing, and the love of the other may resemble the tender caring of a parent for a child.
Marriage deepens and enriches every facet of life. Happiness is fuller; memories are fresher; commitment is stronger; even anger is felt more strongly, and passes away more quickly.
Marriage understands and forgives the mistakes life is unable to avoid. It encourages and nurtures new life, new experiences, and new ways of expressing love through the seasons of life.
When two people pledge to love and care for each other in marriage they create a spirit unique to themselves, which binds them closer than any spoken or written words.
Marriage is a promise, a potential, made in the hearts of two people who love, which takes a lifetime to fulfill.
We are planning a "just the two of us" 15th anniversary/vow renewal ceremony in Las Vegas for 8/8/2013 at 8 p.m. (When we were first married there 15 years ago in a larger wedding with about 55 people in attendance and partied till midnight). This will be an elegant, private time for just us to reflect on our marriage and also to have a photo shoot. We are doing the ceremony in a penthouse suite with a terrace in a high-rise in Vegas with a strip-view, so hoping for great photos :) Then we will go out on the town for dinner, etc.
I already have my dress - an ivory lace cocktail sheath with 3/4 sleeves, and shoes that may be too tall for me, LOL (they were on sale and matched the dress!). Planning on silks for flowers as we live in L.A. and will just transport them there with us, along with wedding photos, and some decor to be decided on. I have booked an amazing Wedding Officiant & planner, she is helping to pull it all together for me.
DH and I are looking at a anniversary ring - I fell in love with an "infinity ring" from Tiffany's - because our magic number is an 8, and if you turn an 8 sideways, it's infinity, just like how long love is supposed to last...
We are also working on a new "song" - the lady who sang at our wedding did such a bad job, we don't want any of those songs, so we are listening to music right now trying to come up with something appropriate for US - but I like alt. rock, and he loves the blues, so it's a bit of a struggle trying to find the perfect song, LOL... we have time...
more to come...