Surprise Vow Renewal Ceremony on Clearwater Beach

Surprise Vow Renewal Ceremony on Clearwater Beach

Jodi wanted to surprise her husband, Joe, with a vow renewal ceremony on Clearwater Beach so she contacted me and asked if I could perform a vow renewal ceremony on Clearwater Beach celebrating their 10 year wedding anniversary. After talking a little bit, we came up with a plan ;)!!!

On Tuesday,  evening Jodi, Joe and their two twin daughters were walking on Clearwater Beach. Jodi had asked to have a rose petal heart in the sand.

This is the rose petal heart in the sand I made for Jodi and Joe surprise vow renewal on Clearwater beach

This is the rose petal heart in the sand I made for Jodi to surprise Joe with vow renewal on Clearwater beach

After I had made the heart, I started looking out on the beach until I saw where they were. We had been texting saying what they would be wearing so I would know who to be looking for and to let her know when to start strolling my way. When they got close, I went up to Jodi and asked her if she could help me out. I told her I needed a photograph for a Clearwater Beach blog that I was doing and that they looked like just the family I had in mind for the picture. I asked her if they would mind standing in my rose petal heart while I took a photograph. I had two little bouquets of daisies that I gave to each of their 5 year old twin girls and said these are for you for letting me take your picture.

Jodi and Joes twin girls.

Jodi and Joe’s twin girls.

Jodi knew she was to play along with what I was doing. I then introduced myself, but had told Jodi not to introduce herself back to me. Joe just kind of looked and was going along with it like, hmmm ok…. After I got them to stand in the heart, I told them how I wanted them to stand for the picture I was taking. I held my phone up and pretended to be taking a picture. When I put down my phone, I had a surprised look on my face and said, “Are you Joe & Jodi Goane?” They looked at me like , Uh yeah?? Are we suppose to know you? I said to Joe, “A secret admirer shared with me a special occasion that you recently celebrated and asked if I would come here tonight and perform a wedding vow renewal ceremony celebrating your 10 year wedding anniversary.” Joe was SO surprised!! He couldn’t believe it!!! We all laughed and we proceeded with the vow renewal ceremony on Clearwater Beach.

The two little five year old girls, Reesa & Regan, were just adorable and were like little flower girls holding the daisies pretending that they were at a wedding.

Jodi with her two sweet girls...what a beautiful night for a vow renewal on Clearwater Beach

Jodi with her two sweet girls…what a beautiful night for a vow renewal on Clearwater Beach

Jodi and Joe were vacationing on Clearwater Beach. Their anniversary was on July 17th so Jodi thought this was a perfect opportunity to renew their wedding vows.

The following morning Jodi sent me a text saying,“Thanks again, Charmaine. My husband was very shocked! He still can’t believe it.”

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2 comments

  1. Kary Bigbie says:

    Just read your post about Jodi and Joe and likewise my wife and I will be celebrating our 10 anniversary at Clearwater Beach June 20th. I would very much like to surprise her by renewing our vows as well as having her Father there who missed the first wedding.. One difference is we have plans that evening at our favorite restaurant so i would prefer to do this aroundd noon if possible. Please give me a call to discuss.

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