This snowy night vow renewal shot by Delightful Perception Photography is living proof that everything is better the second time around. Heather and Ryan tied the knot ten years ago in a small ceremony that lacked the grandeur that they initially expected. So, they promised each other that they would renew their vows on the tenth anniversary of their wedding in order to have the big wedding experience that they both longed for. The ceremony took place in a small church with a snowstorm looming outside, but they didn’t let the weather get them down. The couple took advantage of the snow by taking stunning photos outside as the snowflakes were suspended in the air, adding a sparkle to this emotional ceremony. The color palette consisted of deep shades of blue that complimented the main accent color: navy. The cake was a unique tiered piece with a topper that says “I Still Do” written intricately in silver wire and small navy accents around the circumference of each tier. Pink tulips symbolized the happiness felt by the couple on their bigger day in a fun way, and it is a happiness that will endure the test of time!
Heather and Ryan were married in a small civil ceremony without the flair they had expected for their special day and so they swore that on their 10 year anniversary they would get the big celebration they had dreamt of having. As the anniversary approached the couple thought they might need to plan it for their 11th anniversary instead, but then Heather’s father received some scary news about his health and she knew she would have to plan quickly to give her father the dream of walking her down the aisle. The couple is very close with their family, and have four beautiful daughters; three who took part in the ceremony and one who watched down on them from heaven. The wedding color was Navy, to honor their lost daughter Navi. Throughout the preparation everyone felt Navi’s presence and a locket pinned to the bouquet held a photo of her. The bride’s mother helped her into her stunning fitted Maggie Sottero gown adorned with feathers and bling, further accentuating her incredible beauty.Everyone waited impatiently for the ladies to arrive to the ceremony, and they built the suspense by arriving fashionably late. The processional started as one would expect, but when Heather walked in on the arm of her mother to greet her father the entire church of people burst into emotional tears and cheers. This was a moment a lifetime in the making for proud dad. The ceremony was short and so very sweet. Afterwards as the bride and groom began to exit they stopped mid aisle and gave a passionate kiss for all o their guests to view up close.Heather had been praying for snow as she had envisioned a beautiful wintery backdrop. We all joked that she may have prayed too hard as we were under a winter storm advisory and she certainly got her wintery scene. The ceremony took place after sunset in their family church, and then the couple was whisked away to shoot some wintery photos in the -30 snowstorm.The reception was a display of family pride in this strong and beautiful couple, laughs and tears, and in the end a long overdue dream come true. The night was full of dancing, especially dancing children who had the incredible experience of celebrating their parents love on this day.
Photographer: Delightful Perception Photography