We don’t see it a lot these, especially not with the younger generations. A vow renewal is practiced to reaffirm a married couple’s wedding vows. It’s often celebrated during milestones such as a silver or a golden wedding anniversary. So when young power couple Chesca and Doug Kramer celebrated a decade of marriage with an unexpected (at least for the husband) vow renewal, it became a reminder for us that it’s never too soon to revisit what has been promised, whether it’s for reestablishing or revising.
Marshall, in How I Met Your Mother, had put it so beautifully for his wife Lily, “Our wedding vows, maybe they were just too perfect for real life. Real life is messier than that, and we’re different people than we were in 2007. But that’s okay. Maybe we just need some updated vows.”
And just like our favorite TV couple, Lilypad and Marshmallow, celebrities Chesca Garcia and Doug Kramer did just that.
It appears that it was Chesca who planned the whole event. She managed to pull off a stunt that would give her husband the surprise of his life. The fun twist was that, Doug actually thought he’d be the one surprising her. “I thought I was coordinating a mini surprise for her today and give a ring to symbolize our 10th yr while having dinner with the family with a band playing. But again, the surprise was on me!” he said in an Instagram post.
Here are the must-see photos—including that of a victorious looking wife—of the light-hued, elegant rusticity themed soiree.
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As they say, love only grows sweeter as time passes. Ten years of marriage and three amazing kids after, #TeamKramer still has a lot of room for surprises. For someone who is always in control of their relationship, @dougkramer received the best gift from @chekakramer for their wedding anniversary. For someone who usually gets surprised and showered with affection by her husband, it was Chesca's turn to steal Doug's thunder now – throwing a surprise renewal of vows on the actual day of their wedding ten years ago. #chescasurprisesdoug10thyear Full planning and coordination by #teenabarrettoevents Photos by @patdy11 @teampatdy @iamfperez @caliberking Event styling by @joclaravall
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It has always been at the core of our business to create event settings that bring out the best and the most beautiful in our clients. @chekakramer 's surprise for @dougkramer on their tenth wedding anniversary calls for an elevated execution of rusticity. The iconic ceremony twig arc, at the very heart of this celebration is a #tasteful eclectic mix of warmth and elegance. And the couple deserves nothing but our best. Nobody does #polished the @joclaravall way. #exceptionalduo #stylebyjo #chescasurprisesdoug10thyear
Feature image credit: @teampatdy