Josh & Sarah's Vow Renewal

Sarah and Josh got married in 2004, and after being together for so long and having two kids, they decided to renew their vows in June of this year.

“We’ve been together a long time and our kids are out of the ‘little’ kid phase”, said Sarah. “I feel like we are entering a new chapter in our lives together as a family and thought this would be a great way to enter into that and also allow our children to be a part of such a special ceremony.”

They stood with each other and their doting kids and professed their love for each other and how no matter what, they are going to continue on this journey together. Sarah says, "We didn’t need to recite long drawn out vows. We didn’t do that at our wedding either. All we need to do is look at each other and we know we are in it for life.”

Josh is a tattoo artist and specializes in American traditional which uses bright bold colors, and Sarah and Josh alike both love Dia De Los Muertos art and Catholic art, which all use bright bold colors too, so what better than to go with that theme for their vow renewal? Sarah wore a red dress on their original wedding day, so she wanted to wear white for the vow renewal.

The ceremony was intimate, and there was no reception- just a lovely table setup to enjoy the cake afterward with the kids and a few close friends. The keepsake invitation suite showcased a lyric from "their" song, and the names of both Josh and Sarah, as well as the kiddos, Jax and Eile. 

The ceremony was short, simple and just perfect for Josh and Sarah and the kiddos. It was a super hot day- over 100 degrees at some points, but the happy couple wrapped themselves up in that warmth, and made the day one for the books. The orchard setting for the ceremony was simple, but elegant. 

Josh and Sarah decided not to have a proper ‘reception’, which cut down on costs. They served cake and some drinks and truly took in the beautiful day of love. 

Photography: Katie Dessin | Planning & Styling: Rose & Stone | Flowers: Island Girl Floral Design 
Invitation Suite: Darling Press | Cake: Cakes by Rae | Venue: The Old Schoolhouse 
Furniture and Decor Rentals: Something Borrowed Portland | Hair & Makeup: Sarah Swain Beauty