Gabi + Chris have been married for 10 years! TEN YEARS GUYS! And to celebrate this milestone, they decided to renew their vows at the Lancelin Dunes. Oh my goodness, I was so excited for this for a couple of reasons. Firstly, Gabi + Chris are one of the most down to earth, chilled out couples I’ve ever met, secondly, the dunes at Lancelin make for absolutely BREATHTAKING photos (even at 12pm when it’s the squinty eye time of the day) and lastly, because this was my first ever vow renewal ceremony, and I felt aboslutely honoured to be asked to capture this special day.
Being my first ever vow renewal ceremony, I didn’t really know what to expect. It was kind of like a wedding, but it was also TOTALLY different. It was way more low-key and relaxed, but it had all the same happy, excited, loved up vibes of a wedding. Could vow renewals be my new thing guys??? There was no strict time schedule, we just walked out to dunes, found a spot we liked and it was like “yep, this is perfect, let’s do it here” the ceremony was like a traditional wedding, minus all the legality and paperwork, it was just all the romantic parts, like the vows, the romantic stares and, of course, the kiss!
We had heaps of times for romantic snaps too! We got some great ones at the Dunes and then later in the day (at sunset) we went back to the beach for some more. It was awesome!
After the vow renewal ceremony, we went back to the airbnb and then speeches happened. It was a free-for-all anyone could speak their heart. I loved this, because people were sharing stories about Gabi + Chris from back in the day, and how they’ve enjoyed watching them grow and mature as a couple and as a mother and father. That was the other thing, it was so special having their kids there to watch them recommit to each other – gah I just loved it.
Anyway, I have rambled on (like I always do!) here are some snaps from the gorgeous vow renewal ceremony. As always, I’d like to thank the gorgeous bride and groom for inviting me along to capture their special day. I never take these opportunities for granted and absolutely love my “job”