40th Wedding Anniversary Vow Renewal {Part 2}

Today I would like to share the final installment of beautiful photos from Bonnie and Wayne’s 40th Anniversary Vow Renewal.  So where were we?- Taking place overlooking the James River in Richmond, VA, Bonnie and Wayne quietly renewed their vows to each other in front of close friends and family.  After heartfelt words, everyone went inside to enjoy hors’ d’oeuveres and plated dinner and catch up with one another.  Here is the second installment of images from their wonderful party:

 The rings above are a collection between the two of them from the past 40 years.  One of Wayne’s wedding bands has a dent in the side {visible above bottom left ring} which was a casualty from working with his car battery years ago.  The ring got the worst of the damage, but Waye swears he will never do that again.

3 best friends.  Bonnie {left}, Paige {center} and Libba {right} have been best friends since college.  Paige and Libba were not able to make it to Bonnie’s wedding so many years ago for different reasons and made it a point to be present for their vow renewal.  Here they are looking through photo albums set out for the family and reminiscing during cocktail hour.

Dinner {never good for pictures} followed by their cake cutting

Wayne’s favorite cake flavor is Boston Creme Pie, so Bonnie decided to surprise Wayne by making that the top layer.  He was pretty excited about it and didn’t leave any casualties.

After cake and a champagne toast, the family headed outside for some family portraits set against the setting sun.

A wonderful ending to another great beginning!

Photos by Stephanie Yonce of Stephanie Yonce Photography

Cake by Jana Paterson with Jana’s Cakes

Venue- The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing in the Harbor Master’s Suite

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