40th Wedding Anniversary Vow Renewal Pictures {Part 1}

You got a sneak peek from the vow renewal photos a few weeks ago, but I wanted to share the romantic vow renewal from start to finish with you {but it is a 2-part-er}!

Taking place at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing in Richmond, VA one of the only waterfront dining locations in this River City on July 31st, 2011, Bonnie and Wayne celebrate their 40th Anniversary by renewing their vows to each other in front of close friends and family.

Their vows and the love they share was contageous

Their oldest son, Michael, offered the welcome and the blessing

Their oldest, their daughter Melanie sang Bonnie’s favorite song during the ceremony as a gift to them

 The kiss and the cheers!

Getting ready before the ceremony, Bonnie and Wayne joked how this was much easier than 40 years prior.  They shared many stories with everyone about their wedding day.

Bonnie shared these pictures and momentos with friends and family.  The photo on the left is of Wayne in college at Hampden Sydney in the Tiger mascot costume.  Tiger is the loving nickname Bonnie has called him for 40 years

Bonnie requested these swans as their original wedding cake was topped with nestling swans many years ago

Part 2 coming shortly!

Photography By Stephanie Yonce Photography

Event design and coordination by Honeydew Events