After 45 minutes of suspense we slowed down on a gravel road. I found out later my actor husband was just pretending as he said, “reservation for Walden. This wasn’t supposed to happen.” He’s such a funny man. Totally trying to throw me off.
We arrived (at our daughter’s church) and he led me inside (to the worship center).
Before he took the blindfold off he told me, “25 years ago I asked you to spend the rest of your life with me. I wanted to make this year and this night memorable. Please join me as we renew our vows.”
He took off my blindfold and in the dark before me were candles in mason jars, lining the aisle of a darkened church.
As we went out into the lobby friends and family lined up to surprise me (including my youngest two children who remained clueless until we walked out the door for dinner!)
My daughter had bought a beautiful white dress for me and a bouquet of fresh white roses.
Tim had written the entire ceremony and had my vows printed out (in large type, ’cause I can’t see anything with my contacts!) for me to read and approve or change.
25th Anniversary Decorations
Tip 1: Choose a theme or color
Tip 2: Use items from the ceremony as part of the decor
The unity sand was used as a centerpiece (and conversation starter) for one of the tables, as well as my roses for the “bride’s” table.
Tip 3: Use memorabilia and photographs as part of the decorations
Tip 4: Use candles for decoration and ambience
Candles are always an inexpensive and beautiful way to dress up any party or event. Wrap some glass jars in yarn or a white dollar store candle with ribbon. So simple!
Arrange a candle with graphic from the invitation in a pretty frame and you have a lovely centerpiece!
Tip 5: Set up a photo booth to capture new memories
We had such fun with the photo booth and props and encouraged the guests to take pictures as well.
Always hamming it up!