Last month we took a family vacation to Niagara Falls. The first thing on our agenda was a wedding vow renewal! My husband and I decided a while ago that we wanted to do something special to celebrate our 25th anniversary, and a big party with friends and family just wasn't practical since most of our friends and family live on the west coast and we live in Delaware. So we decided to renew our vows in a small ceremony in a special place. We visited Niagara Falls a few years ago and we just loved it.
For the vow renewal I wore a silver dress. We included our daughters in the ceremony, and they wore matching red dresses. Robert wore a silver tie with his suit, and a red boutonniere to match my red bouquet. The girls had silver bouquets and silver shoes and I wore red shoes. The bouquets were made of fabric roses that I made myself.
Before our little ceremony, we had a photographer do a photo session for us. Telina of Telina Fishbach Photography did a fantastic job! Here are a few of the photos she took:
Aren't they great? Telina was very sweet and fun to work with.
We had our ceremony in the same beautiful park as the photo session: Oakes Garden Theatre, which overlooks the Falls. We had written out our vows in advance.
We read them to each other and sealed our renewed covenant with a cup of wine (grape juice, actually), and we exchanged new silver rings with the Hebrew inscription, "Ani L'Dodi, V'Dodi Li", which means, "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine".
After the ceremony, we went on a horse and carriage ride!