Colorful and Heart-Squeezing Rustic Vow Renewal

Oh, this vow renewal is one that will have you grabbing for your tissues! If these two lovebirds look familiar to you, you're right! We featured Katie and Landon's Fort Monroe elopement last year! Because of health complications, they moved up their original wedding date and turned it into an intimate elopement instead, but because life had thrown them a few other curveballs, they decided they still wanted to celebrate in a big way this past spring at the Woman's Club of Portsmouth.

Throughout their wedding planning, life gave them yet another reason to give thanks. Katie gave birth to their son at just 24 weeks old, and on their wedding day, he unfortunately was still in the hospital getting special care. Nevertheless, he was ever present at their wedding by way of a very memorable "ROAR!" dinosaur patch sewn into her wedding gown as well as a dedicated first dance together shared via a hospital livestream.

We could talk about these details all day long! From the donut cake to soft sage green neckties with tiny polka dots to the rustic decorations to the wildflower bridesmaid bouquets strewn with sunflowers (a floral theme carried over from their elopement!), everything was sweetly captured by Elizabeth Henson Photos. Katie and Landon's vow renewal is a beautiful reminder that life's many chapters are best shared together.

Photography: Elizabeth Henson Photos | Reception Venue: Woman's Club of Portsmouth | Hair: 3 Bowls of Color | Florals: Ann Bussey | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Suits: Jos A Banks | Sweets: O’Doodle Doos Donuts | DJ: Silver Affairs | Catering: The Catering Place | Wedding Gown: Tiffany's Bridal | Shoes: TOMS | "All I Need is Mascara and Caffeine" Sweatshirt: Etsy | Submitted via Two Bright Lights