It’s no secret that elopements have taken the wedding industry by storm – especially since the pandemic. As a Montana elopement and intimate wedding photographer (and recent bride!!!), I know how stressful planning a wedding can be. It’s no wonder why many couples are opting to elope. But if you happen to be a past bride who looks back on your wedding day wishing you would’ve eloped, this blog post is for you. What would you say if I told you that you could still get the elopement experience, all these years later?! Well, if it’s not “EEEK! HECK YES!!”, keep reading 😉 I’m here to tell you why you should definitely have an adventurous vow renewal. Think of it as your Wedding Day: Part 2.
So before I tell you exactly why you should definitely have an adventurous vow renewal, let’s clear one thing up. You only should if you want to. Now that that’s out of the way…
I don’t know about you but if I could relive my wedding day over and over again, I would. While I did have an elopement, I already know that I can’t wait to celebrate my love story in several years to come with another adventure. So maybe this is the case for you, too. Or maybe you’ve already had that big lavish wedding that your mom helped you plan, but you’ve always secretly wished you had eloped instead. Maybe you feel like your wedding day was more focused on entertaining guests than celebrating your new marriage. Or, if you’re like me, maybe you eloped “back in the day” but would love the opportunity to go somewhere new to renew your vows.
Whatever your “why” might be, having a vow renewal is a beautiful chance to reconnect and get back to your roots as a couple. Day-to-day life can become so mundane; you deserve to celebrate your love in a really exciting way.
After the “I do’s” are said in a ‘traditional’ wedding, an intimate elopement, or a courthouse wedding, many couples often find themselves seeking a new way to reaffirm their love and commitment years later. Some couples have their vow renewal at 10 years, while others wait until 25 years. An adventurous vow renewal offers the ideal opportunity for couples to celebrate their journey in a more intimate and meaningful way.
There’s something so magical about celebrating such a pivotal moment in your lives by immersing yourselves in nature. Many couples look back on their wedding day with fond memories, but many also have the “ugh, it didn’t even feel like us!” kinda feelings when reminiscing. Whether you feel like you truly had the perfect day, or you wish you could’ve done things differently, this is your reminder that you can have an even better “do over”.
Large weddings often prioritize accommodating guests, leaving little time for the couple to connect intimately. On the other hand, an adventurous vow renewal emphasizes the just how far a couple has come in their relationship, and creates new memories to cherish. There are endless opportunities and places to take your love story!
When it comes to having an adventurous vow renewal specifically, it really comes down to allowing the couple the freedom to tailor the celebration to reflect their unique journey as a couple. Couples have the freedom to say “I still do” atop a mountain peak at sunrise, on a secluded beach at sunset, or on a boat in the middle of the ocean. The beauty of being immersed in nature never fails to enhance life’s most special moments. An adventurous vow renewal allows couples to embrace their sense of adventure, rekindle those sparks, and forge even stronger bonds in the process.
Now, if I still don’t have you convinced, here’s one of the top reasons why you should definitely have an adventurous vow renewal. It’s time to update the dusty frames on your walls and swap some images out for your epic adventurous vow renewal photos. Just imagine how special it will be to have wedding photos from years ago next to your recent adventure where you agreed to keep your promises to one another!
Now that I’ve finally gotten you convinced, it’s time to plan your epic vow renewal. Luckily for you, I am a Montana elopement and intimate wedding photographer (AND planner)! The last thing a couple typically wants to do is spend endless time planning the details of their vow renewal. CHECK OUT MY MONTANA ELOPEMENT PLANNING SERVICES HERE!
If Montana isn’t at the top of your list for vow renewal locations, no worries. Let’s check off a Bucket List Location and travel the world. From Reykjavík to Kauai and everywhere in between, you deserve to add some new memories to your love story. CONTACT ME + let’s start dreaming together.
As always, be sure to follow along with my own adventures on Instagram (@sydneybreannphoto). So what do you say? Are you ready to wander?