Stunning scenery can provide such a wonderful backdrop for either vow renewals or wedding day photography. For some couples this could be a sentimental location they visited in their early days of dating, or perhaps a romantic getaway where they got engaged. Including these magical locations in a couples photography creates such a great keepsake piece of art to adorn the walls of their first home as a married couple.
I think what I love most about Elizabeth & Sam’s vow renewal is that it is simply the two of them and a photographer. No celebrant or witnesses, simply a husband and wife pledging their never failing love for each other, captured by an incredible photographer.
These styles of vow renewals can take place absolutely anywhere with minimal expense or fanfare which really brings it back to what the true reason for the moment is.
A lovely touch to include with a vow renewal such as this or even an intimate elopement is to have the vows beautifully written out by a professional calligrapher. As you an see in this shoot it looks so gorgeous and is particularly special for Elizabeth & Sam as they didn’t write their own vows for their wedding and regretted that they hadn’t personalised their vows. For their renewal they both created heartfelt vows to share with each other.
Of course a renewal or wedding ceremony out in nature does have a few small drawbacks and I’ve intentionally included a shot of her two-piece bridal gown showing the hem of her floor length gown with extended train after a romantic day in the mountains. I’m sure you can agree that their beautiful moment together outweighs a little dirt and minor damage to a gown though!
PHOTOGRAPHY Rebekah Leona Photography ~ BRIDE’S SKIRT Mr. Pretty Skirt ~ HAIR & MAKE UP Epic Day Spa ~ FLORAL ARRANGEMENT Lilacs and Lilies ~ CALLIGRAPHY Freedom Letters ~ LOCATION Fitton Green Natural Area, Corvallis, Oregon