I had the pleasure of photographing John and Charlene's wedding 10 years ago at the Hilton Marco Island Resort and Spa on July 10, 2005. Now ten years later, John and Charlene renew their vows.
I received a call approximately 8 months ago from John asking me what my availability was on July 10, 2015. He explained to me that he and Charlene wanted to renew their vows in the presence of their two daughters. They wanted the girls to experience what their ceremony was like 10 years ago on the beautiful beach at the Hilton Marco Island Resort and Spa. John had Kevin with Botanicals on the Gulf recreate Charlene's bouquet and matching head pieces for the girls.
I arrived at the Hilton and met the Christopher family in the lobby. They proudly showed me the photos that I had taken 10 years ago at their wedding; I was blown away. They shared with me how much they loved and cherished their wedding album that I had made for them 10 years prior.
I spent a few minutes photographing the girls and family, and then we made our way down to the beach where the girls stood beside their parents and watched with delight as John and Charlene shared their vows with one another. They recited the same wedding vows that they had shared in 2005. It was so sweet. Immediately following the vow renewal, the girls played on the shoreline and I photographed John and Charlene as the sun was setting in the background. They had one of the most amazing sunsets that I have ever seen. The evening was perfect!
Congratulations John and Charlene, I am honored to have been included in this special time in your lives.