Simply put, a vow renewal is a way to celebrate your marriage and to pay tribute to your ever-growing love. Perhaps you’ve made it to 2, 5, 10, 25 or 50 years together and you want the world to know you’d do it all over again in a heartbeat. Maybe you want to reaffirm your commitment to each other after a rough period in your relationship. There’s no wrong reason to renew.
A reaffirmation can take place any time after your actual wedding—from the next day to 30 years later.
Often a partner will surprise their spouse with a vow renewal ceremony, meticulously planning it in secret with a celebrant. These are such joyous and romantic occasions to witness, it is one thing for young, idealistic partners to commit but quite another to see two people who have weathered life’s journey together re-affirm their love and passion for one another. They do this knowing each other inside-out and it often brings them back to the feelings they had on their wedding day, giving them a new sense of purpose and togetherness.
Ireland is now a top-global destination for weddings and vow renewals. We are seeing both people of Irish descent or just a love of all things Irish, incorporating vow renewals into their holidays here. Claddagh rings are often used and traditional Handfasting ceremonies are a great way to ‘re-tie’ the knot.
I will deliver a personalised ceremony, telling the story of your married life so far. This will be written with you for you. Children and guests can also get involved. Couples can dedicate a speech, poem or song to their loved one. Sometime couples wish to write a whole new set of vows or refresh the original – either way whatever way you want to re-affirm your love I can assist and make your day as special as the first.
As part of my personalised service a couple can choose any unity ritual (Handfasting is the most popular, as mentioned earlier) which suits the best, to re-affirm their vows. Please see ritual types here for options. I offer vow renewals in Dublin and the surrounding areas. I am happy to travel outside of Leinster also – please inquire for more details.
Get in contact with me today to find out more about vow renewals: