SARAH + MARTIN || SURPRISE VOW RENEWAL

I always brag about how cool my clients are, because, well, they are. I am so lucky to continually meet such interesting and passionate people, and Martin? No exception. I got an email from him saying he needed someone to capture a surprise vow renewal for he and his wife's anniversary. We got to talking about how the afternoon would play out, and I had to pick my jaw up off the floor afterwards by how thoughtful the gesture was. Here was the plan:

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I would hide in the bushes outside of the hotel they were staying in, pretending to be photographing the boats and basically blending in to the background as best as a super excited human can do.

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Martin had spent his entire marriage swearing up and down he would never do a vow renewal, and the long con would pay off when he would get down on one knee and re-propose to Sarah.

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Martin would lead Sarah down the pier to where two additional surprises were waiting for her - the same bouquet that she had held on the alter recreated by the same florest, and the Reverend who had presided over their wedding.

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Martin would render his generally gregarious wife utterly speechless by telling her just how amazing of a mother and a partner she is, and how all of their hardwork and strong love had led them to this milestone.

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We would then grab some photos of the group before they headed off to dinner, and maybe some snaps afterwards for some softer light (y'all know I'm a critter who loves sunset and sunrise...)

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All in all, I think things went preeeeetty well! Congrats to Sarah and Martin, these lovely lovebirds. -MEJ