Before we get started, we need to present today’s couple – Janet and Nate, with a medal for being our FIRST Vow Renewal feature on the Adriana Weddings Blog! After having married the love of her life five years prior in one of the most breathtaking Caribbean countries ever, Dominican Republic, Janet decided to dash tradition, and renew her vows to her husband in the same exact spot AND date.
Helping brides plan their destination weddings is what Adriana Weddings is all about, but destination vow renewals is something that is so fresh, sweet and so perfect for couples that are anything but traditional. We absolutely welcome this concept, so married couples, here’s some crazy beautiful inspiration that you absolutely deserve today!
FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER:
This session took place at Paradisus Punta Cana, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; the same location that they got married 5 years prior.
Janet’s wedding colors were bright pinks and blues with splashes of green, so in keeping with the wedding as their inspiration, they used the same color scheme but with softer tones. Janet didn’t want a wedding dress, since they were already married, so she opted to have a local designer and dress maker put together a dress for her, whilst keeping with the blush tones. Her jewellery was also done by the same designer that made her jewelry for the wedding. Nate had a custom suit made by Joseph Abound, labeling it “made especially for spaghetti”.
Janet and Nate were married five years ago and loved their destination wedding so much that they immediately decided they would renew their vows the same way. There is even a Facebook status several days after their wedding to prove it. Fast forward 4 years and they were planning for their five year anniversary the following year. While most people wait for large anniversaries, like 20 years, they decided to live in the moment and so began planning for their 5th.
They decided to return to the same resort, on the same day, and renew their vows in the same spot at the exact same time. Janet and Nate are born and raised in Canada, and while beautiful, their October’s tend to be a little on the nippy side. Punta Cana provides not only a short break from their weather, but fulfills Janet’s utter love of palm trees and white beaches- something she is sorely missing in Ottawa, Ontario.
The entire day was simply about the way they wanted to do things, and with the start of their “ceremony” they wanted to have a first dance, knowing they would not have the chance later. They also did a quick outfit change at the end of the day, to get to truly experience the beautiful Punta Cana beaches.
Thank you so much to Jennifer Lourie Photography and the precious couple for sharing this gorgeous album with us!
Photography: Jennifer Lourie Photography | Nails: Queen Nails | Heirlooms and Extras: Créations Geneviève Paris | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Joseph Abboud (Groom’s Custom Tuxedo ) | Shoes: Guess | Hair Stylist: YHI Spa | Jewellery: Chelsea Bond Jewelry | Dress Designer: Eva Cueto | Event Venue: Paradisus Punta Cana Resort | Submitted via Two Bright Lights |