20 year anniversary Vow Renewal at Curtis Falls, Mount Tamborine
Twenty years ago, when Erica and Jason were married, they had the wedding that everyone expected of them. Now, two children and a mortgage later, they held the celebration that suited them.
Erica and Jason chose a remote rainforest location at Mount Tamborine where they could celebrate this milestone surrounded by a few special people in their lives.
Organising the celebrations from their home near Sydney, NSW, Erica used Google to find their ceremony location – a waterfall in the rainforest of Mount Tamborine. When Googling for a celebrant, Erica was looking for someone wasn’t an Insta Influencer, so I was delighted that she found me and we quickly were on the same page for the low key and genuine vibe of the day. After working with photographer Romana at Curtis Falls several times, I recommended her services to Erica. Erica also sourced some beautiful bouquets featuring proteas, booked accommodation on the Gold Coast, and hired a limo to drive the group to Mount Tamborine.
The girls all dressed up for the day, wearing pretty dresses and flower crowns. Footwear had to be a little more practical, with a 10 minute hike down a bush track needed to reach the ceremony location. Instead of bringing my PA system, I brought along a small Bluetooth speaker to play the chosen ceremony music, and we lugged a fold up table for the signing of the special Renewal certificate.
The ceremony I created for Jason and Erica was simple, heartfelt, and light. As well as the story of the couple and their achievements in their marriage, we also included some of their favourite memories of their original wedding day. The couple made some beautiful vows to each other and recommitted to their marriage.
After the signing of the Renewal certificate, there was plenty of afternoon light in the rainforest to capture some family portraits before the limo arrived to transport the group to dinner back on the Gold Coast.
If you have a memorable milestone anniversary coming up, why not make a memorable event of it. There are no rules – you can be on a beach, in a rainforest, or in your own backyard.
Ceremony location: Curtis Falls, Mount Tamborine