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It was a warm Wednesday evening, August 22, 2019, when more than 200 couples renewed their vows on the number 4 beach in the world, Eagle Beach.
Local lovebirds as well as visitors to the One happy island were in attendance.
Upon arriving at the beautifully decorated venue, you could instantly feel the love in the salty ocean air. Everyone was dressed for the occasion to re-confirm their love for one another. Happiness was just radiating off of everyone’s faces. The couples themselves, their loved ones and spectators were all beaming!
Now, it’s no secret that Aruba is one of the most romantic destinations in the world, but I was still absolutely amazed by the large number of people who have gathered on the beach to share this moment. To make the evening a little extra special, all the ladies received a flower to hold and a beautiful flower crown to wear. After enjoying a glass at welcome champagne the festivities could begin.
Hostess for the night was Mrs. Michelle Brooks. Her excitement was charming and she did a great job at getting everyone (including myself) in the mood for the big celebration. The officiant, Mr. Andrew Osbourne presented the vows in such a warm and tender way, it made me tear up a little. I’m sure I wasn’t the one who got emotional while watching the couples look deep into each other’s eyes, repeating the vows to one another. Once the vows were read, bond sealing kisses were shared, and everyone was officially remarried, it was time for the party to begin!
A group of local carnival dancers boogied onto the beach and danced to the DJ’s festive Caribbean tunes! While everyone was dancing and enjoying snacks and drinks, there was the opportunity to take photos under the beautiful arches and romantic signs, with the sunset serving as the perfect backdrop.
At this time, every couple received, a little gift bag, courtesy of Gandelman with a raffle ticket inside. At sundown, the couple with the winning ticket was gifted a pair of beautiful his and her bracelets, they were ecstatic!
When the dancing was done and the buses arrived back at the beach to take the happy couples home, it was time to hand out the official certificates and a traditional wedding party favor, “bolo preto” (black cake). Bolo preto is known to never go bad. You can preserve it forever! A great way to symbolize an eternal marriage. Of course, I just ate my share cause it’s delicious.
All in all, the Aruba I Do Vow Renewal wasn’t just a touching experience, it was an evening full of fun and lifelong memories in the making.
Romance, Wedding, Marriage, Vow Renewal