Renewing your vows in later life is a true testament to your relationship, confirming to the world that you are stronger than ever and providing an opportunity to reflect on one of the happiest days of your lives. Reaffirming your love for each other is a great way to celebrate that milestone wedding anniversary or having worked your way through the tougher times in life.
The ceremony itself will be unique to you as a couple, in a location of your choosing. Some people decide to mark the occasion with entirely new wedding rings, whilst others opt for eternity rings to confirm their long-lasting love. Alternatively, you can renew your vows with your original wedding rings – the choice is entirely yours. You can walk down the aisle to your first dance song, and you can create your own personal vows that resonate with each other. Again, the choices are entirely yours.
Vow renewals are also a great way to involve newer family members who may not have been at your wedding, such as your children, bringing together all your loved ones to celebrate a truly joyful occasion. It’s a time to reflect on the memories that you have created so far, and the journey yet to come – a truly special time in your lives that you will remember forever.
"Stuart is one of the nicest people you could meet. From the moment we met him we knew he would be the exactly the right celebrant to write the ceremony for our vow renewal. He is down to earth has a real sense of humour and empathy. The personalised service he wrote for us was perfect it was as if he had known us and our family and friends for years. He was passionate about achieving what was right for us and made our special amazing day and often emotional perfect. We thank you, Stuart."
"My heartfelt thanks to you, Stuart. When nan died in March during the lock-down period, we were – as a family – obviously worried about the implications for her funeral. Fortunately for us, your services were highly recommended and you delivered a truly memorable, emotional service for us. From the initial consultation phone call up until the moment we left nan for the last time, you struck the right tone to fit in with the family mood – more celebration of a life than sorrow of a death. You were really kind throughout, checking in on us and making sure we were all okay. Thank you for really delivering the messages we wanted in an incredibly tricky situation. I would have no qualms at all about passing on your details to anyone in need of a Celebrant, albeit hopefully for a slightly more cheerful reason next time!"
"I would like to thank you on behalf of my family and friends for conducting such a wonderful celebration for my husband Dave on Friday. You played an essential role in bringing all the different elements of the service together and delivered the eulogy with real feeling. Some people thought you were a family friend! The celebration surpassed our expectations and was a moving and uplifting occasion which we shall remember for a long time. Thank you for your compassion, warmth and professionalism."
"I'd just like to thank you for the eulogy, the day turned out better than I thought. The weather was sunny and warm and it was nice to have family around. The family thought that you did an excellent job with delivering mums eulogy, so I'd like to thank you once again for making a difficult day into a good day."
"The service we received from Stuart Kenrick was first class. At a time when we, as a family, were at our lowest ebb, Stuart got us through. Nothing was too much trouble and he sent our family the service eulogy as a memento of the day. He was our family voice when we couldn’t say the words, through our grief. Stuart does his job as a Celebrant, with dignity and care."