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Real Wedding: Vow Renewal: Rhoshell & Andrew

 Where it all started

Rhoshell and Andrew met while studying engineering at the same college in Florida. Intrigued by his intelligence, Rhoshell asked Andrew on a date and the duo danced the night away at a trendy nightclub. The happy couple dated for the rest of their school years and couldn’t bear the thought of going their separate ways after graduation. So, instead, the college sweethearts decided head to the courthouse and tie the knot in between classes!

Photo from Rhoshell and Andrew’s wedding in 1999

 

Years of love and happiness flew by and, before they knew it, Rhoshell and Andrew were coming up on their 20th wedding anniversary. One evening, the two of them were reminiscing about the incredible life that they had built together and brainstorming ways to celebrate this big milestone. That’s when they decided the perfect way to mark this occasion would be to host the wedding they’d always imagined and renew their vows in paradise!

 Planning the wedding

Rhoshell and Andrew decided to celebrate in the sun and host their tropical celebrations in Cuba. They had vacationed there in the past and felt that the island’s pristine beaches and tropical vistas would provide a breathtaking backdrop for their big day.

After researching an array of resorts, they decided that Grand Memories in Varadero was the perfect spot to renew their “I do’s”. This family-friendly resort was a perfect for their budget and offered an impeccable beachfront location and sparkling pools to relax in during their wedding vacation.

 Day details

On September 24th, 2019, Rhoshell and Andrew renewed the vows they made to one another exactly 20 years prior – to the date! This seaside ceremony took place on a sparkling white-sand beach overlooking the crystal-blue ocean. Afterwards, the couple celebrated with a stylish reception at one of the resorts à la carte venues surrounded by their loved ones.

Their destination vow renewal allowed the happily married couple to reconnect in paradise and celebrate an important milestone in front of their family and friends. When reflecting on their marriage, Rhoshell and Andrew both agree that the secret to a blissful and long-lasting marriage is communication.

Wedding day wear

Rhoshell’s gown: Strapless royal blue and white gown. Rhoshell chose a blue dress because her original wedding dress was also blue.

Rhoshell’s shoes: Blue shoes

Rhoshell’s accessories: Pearl necklace with matching earrings and lace gloves and a .5ct white gold anniversary ring

Andrew’s attire: Royal blue dress pants, vest and jacket with a white dress shirt. Their son, Rhoshand wore the same outfit as Andrew.

Andrew’s accessories: Black belt and shoes

Small details 

Flowers: Local tropical flowers

Photographer: Local wedding photographer

Hairstyle and makeup: Curls with glam makeup

Tip

“Renewing your vows in destination is the way to go! It’s cost effective and allows you to enjoy your vacation and relax while the experts take care of the wedding day details!”

 

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