Thursday, December 30, 2010

After The Wedding: (Renewal) Party Like A Celebrity

As you have probably surmised by now, I'm always "pro-party".  A few posts ago I talked about celebrating anniversaries and how every year should be special.  Then in the news this September, Lakers player Lamar Odom & wife Khloe Kardashian celebrated their one year anniversary by renewing their vows.  Lamar actually surprised Khloe with the renewal which is super cute.  Any guy who hatches secret plans for his loved one is a winner.  Lamar is in good company, enter Josh Duhamel's one year surprise renewal, Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon's 2nd anniversary vow renewal, Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta Jones 10th year vow renewal, and Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott's 4 year renewal.  All of this reminded me of another celebrity pair who loves a good vow renewal; Heidi Klum and her husband Seal.  They have made it a point to celebrate each anniversary by renewing their vows & having a huge party for all their friends.  Last year they decided to get classy and have a "white trash wedding" theme (see hilarity below).

Renewal parties are not just for celebrities though, obviously.  Celebrities may renew every year, but the rest of us probably will save renewals for big milestones; 5 years, 10 years, 25, years, etc.  What a great example to friends and family to have a big party to celebrate the vows of love, loyalty, and commitment.  The best part about a renewal party is that you get all the fun & celebration of a wedding without the high cost and stress of the first time around.  There is a definite freedom is not having any rules to follow and to be able to focus on whatever design or theme you want.  The couple can choose to have a big party or just a small gathering of family & friends.  Some hotels even have renewal packages so be on the lookout for local events.  So, if you or anyone you know (parents, friends, etc) loves this idea as much as I do, make sure to contact Felicity C Weddings to plan this fabulous soiree!     

Mr. & Mrs. Odom celebrating 1 wedded year
by renewing their vows. Source
Heidi Klum & Seal renewing vows
for their 5th wedding anniversary. Source
Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott renewed their vows on their
4th anniversary in front of their two kids, how sweet!  Source
A Kentucky hotel offers a renewal package. Source


  1. In my opinion, I have to say a vow is a vow, and doesn't need renewing unless there has been a serious bump in the road that almost ripped them apart and the previous vow was broken. Even in that case I would make it private, but that's me, not my place to judge others.

  2. In my opinion vow renewal is the best way to revive romance and love in your married life. Its time to smooth out bumps in the road and be together again.

  3. Thank you for your posting. Actually I never thought about this but now I will definitely celebrate my wedding renewal on my coming anniversary to make it memorable day.