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Colorado Vow Renewal Photography

June 11, 2022

Wedding Vow Renewal Celebration in Colorado

I’m thrilled to share this beautiful Colorado vow renewal photography because it’s for a friend of mine that I made when playing roller derby at the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls. If you’ve been a long time reader of my journal, you probably recognize these two because I’ve done many cute photoshoots with them and their sweet doggies throughout the years.

Jackie & Chris recently celebrated 20 years of marriage and they decided to host a fun celebration to acknowledge their love and commitment to each other and renew the vows that they promised all of those years ago. They were so young back then and weren’t able to host the wedding celebration of their dreams and I’m so glad that 20 years later (exactly to the day!) they got to splurge on the reception party of their dreams that they weren’t able to do back in the day.

They hosted their Colorado vow renewal at a place called Ashley Ridge down in Littleton. I loved their gorgeous green boho reception decor with nods to various mountain peaks in Colorado. These two have lived all over the world together due to Chris’s military career but they’ve been in Colorado for quite some time now and it’s really become home for them and a place where they have cultivated many great friendships. It was so nice to see how many people took time from work and traveled to Colorado to come celebrate their 20 years of marriage with them.

I love that they even got to incorporate a little bit of one of Jackie’s favorite pastimes by including some good old fashioned roller skating as part of their dance floor shenanigans. But, my favorite part of the day was definitely getting to witness the actual vow renewal. First, they opted to see each other for the first time just minutes before walking down the aisle together and things got emotional real quick from there. And then getting to hear their sweet words to each other at the actual vow renewal on the outdoor paver patio with views of the pretty blue Colorado mountains off in the distance was perfection even if it did start to sprinkle on us toward the end. I just celebrated 10 years of marriage (though we’ve been together for 17 years) with my husband Geoff in May and it was so special and inspiring to get to witness Jackie & Chris renew their wedding vows. They are quite obviously still in love, but they so clearly showcase the deep respect and admiration that they have for one another that you can’t help but acknowledge what a key ingredient it is for a long and happy marriage.

Below are just a small handful of some of my personal favorite photos from their beautiful Colorado vow renewal. Enjoy!

A gorgeous woman celebrating 20 years of marriage gets ready for her vow renewal in Colorado
A wife celebrating 20 years of marriage puts on her earrings before seeing her husband at their 20th wedding anniversary vow renewal
Outdoor bohemian styled patio vow renewal on a stormy spring day in Littleton Colorado
Detail photo of the bohemian florals using faux silk flowers created by Flintwood Florist in Littleton, Colorado
Detail photo of the pretty faux boho flowers created by Flintwood Florist for a vow renewal in Littleton
Detail photo collage of a close up of a married couple's wedding bands and rings at their vow renewal in Colorado
First look with a husband seeing his wife for the first time on their 20th wedding anniversary in Colorado
A couple married for 20 years celebrates their 20th wedding anniversary with an outdoor vow renewal party on a patio with a garden and views of the mountains
A man wearing a black suit renews his vows for his wife of 20 years in Littleton Colorado
Married woman looks at her husband as he renews his vows in a pretty garden in Littleton Colorado
Adorable couple at their outdoor Colorado vow renewal in Littleton Colorado
A man smiles at his wife as she renews her vows on their 20th wedding anniversary party in Littleton, CO
A couple married for 20 years renews their marriage vows at an outdoor celebration in Littleton Colorado
20th wedding anniversary vow renewal on a stormy spring day in Colorado
Classic portrait of a vow renewal portrait for a couple married for 20 years
Family photo taken in front of a triangle wood arch backdrop decorated with bohemian silk flowers in Littleton CO
Classic portrait of a groom with a boho designed backdrop with faux silk flowers at his vow renewal party
Man with his mom on the day of his 20th wedding anniversary in Colorado
A woman and her dad smile at each other in front of a pretty floral boho triangle wood arch at her 20th wedding anniversary vow renewal party in Colorado
Gorgeous bridal portrait in front of a wood triangle backdrop decoated with boho flowers for a vow renewal party in Colorado
20th wedding anniversary photo for a couple renewing their vows in Colorado
Gorgeous green decor for a boho styled Vow Renewal in Colorado
Detail photo collage of the green boho table decor with custom printed matchbox for a vow renewal in Colorado
B&W photos of a couple celebrating 20 years of marriage as they walk into their vow renewal reception in Colorado
A couple dance their first dance at their Vow Renewal party celebrating 20 years of marriage
Romantic photo of a married couple embracing on the dance floor on their 20th wedding anniversary vow renewal reception party
Couple greet their guests and thank everyone for coming to their 20th wedding anniversary vow renewal party in Littleton Colorado
Detail photo of cute sugar cookies decorated for a 20th wedding anniversary vow renewal party in Colorado
Detail photo from the dessert table with various flavored macarons
Detail photo of the silk flowers decorating the dessert table with cupcakes in the backdrop at a vow renewal party in Colorado
Detail photo collage from the cake table full of desserts from a 20th wedding anniversary vow renewal party
Cutting the cake at a 20th wedding anniverary party with a vow renewal in Colorado
A couple married for 20 years cuts the cake at their Littleton Colorado Vow Renewal
Girls swirl on the dance floor in their roller skates at a 20th wedding anniversary party vow renewal in Colorado
Roller skating on the dance floor of a 20th wedding anniversary vow renewal party in Littleton, CO
Wedding guest entertains himself with a handheld device at a vow renewal in Colorado
A man with his friends on the day of his 20th wedding anniversary vow renewal
Married couple embrace on the dance floor with the wife wearing a birdcage bridal veil and a pretty green dress at their vow renewal party in Colorado
Dance floor shenanigans at a 20th wedding anniversary vow renewal in Colorado
A man dances with his mom at his vow renewal reception party in Littleton Colorado
A woman wearing a cute short flared green dress with an open back kisses her husband of 20 years on the dance floor at their vow renewal celebration in Colorado
Romantic photos of a married couple celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary on the dance floor of their vow renewal party in Colorado
Beautiful boho florals decorate a triangle arch for a couple renewing their wedding vows for their 20th wedding anniversary

Are you thinking about planning a Colorado vow renewal?  I would love to photograph it for you.  Please take a look at the WEDDINGS page of my site and get in touch! 
Venue: Ashley Ridge by Wedgewood Weddings Littleton, CO
Floral Design: Flintwood Floral Parker, CO

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