Archive for June, 2013

Key West Vow Renewal on the Beach

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Ivo and Mary-Ann, along with their 3 young sons, celebrated 15 years of marriage with a vow renewal ceremony on the beach.  Vow renewals are a perfect opportunity for family photos.  Also, I like to include the children in the ceremony.  Ivo and Mary-Ann read the Sand Ceremony on my website and asked if I could incorporate it in their vow renewal. I modified the wording to make it more appropriate for their family celebration.  During the ceremony, the family filled a glass box with sand from the beach.  They later added shells and a shark tooth from their Florida vacation. “Just as these grains of sand are joined together, your hearts are forever joined as a family, never to be separated.”

vow renewal on the beach

Family Sand Ceremony in Key West

Renew Vows Key West

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Yvonne and Edwin celebrated 25 years of marriage by renewing their vows at Smathers beach in Key West.  They flew from Michigan to Fort Lauderdale and enjoyed a leisurely drive through the Florida Keys. During their beach ceremony they recited personal words to each other.  We spent about 45 minutes taking photos around the beach.  Gary finished the photo shoot with this great shot of them standing in the surf with the sunset colors behind them.  Afterwards, they headed to the Conch Republic Seafood Company for a fun dinner and live music.  Happy Anniversary!

Renew Vows

Standing in the Surf at Sunset