Just like wine and cheese, we believe that marriage only gets better with age.
Call us hopeless romantics, but the idea of spending the rest of your life with the same person is exciting and rewarding at the same time. It’s also in a way, an honor, because maintaining a healthy and strong relationship takes a lot. And for those who are fortunate enough to find and keep their soulmates, a celebration of all kinds, is definitely in order.
One love story that we recently had the honor to capture is from Jen Figueras and her lovely family. Bringing along her three beautiful daughters, parents and brother, we met Jen and husband for her 10th wedding anniversary in Maui, Hawaii.
To commemorate this important milestone, the couple even had their wedding vow renewed in a small intimate ceremony witnessed by all the most beloved people in their life. “We really wanted it to be a family affair and have our daughters be part of it. I made their flower crowns and wore the same dress I wore 10 years ago!" Jen said in excitement.
Jen then also reminisced how 10 years ago, her San-Franciscan husband decided to leave everything behind and moved to Toronto to marry his Canadian sweetheart. He not just went on with this life-changing mission, but also dramatically drove 3 days straight from West Coast to East Coast to get it done. Talk about big gestures, we’re melting!
Over 10 years of marriage, they have built a family, had three daughters, and travelled the world together. The decision to renew their vow in the beautiful island of Hawaii was a combination of their love for their family, travel and everything in between. We personally think that this act of love just showed the level of gratitude, honor and appreciation these two have for everything they cherish in life.
As the private ceremony began, it’s like the whole island celebrated with them. They had the beach all to themselves, while the songs of the sea serenaded with crashing waves and colorful sunset moods all around.
“We were so happy that Sweet Escapes was able to capture the moment for us! We travel every year and plan to do so again next year - in Paris since our girls will be starting French school in September. We look forward to more adventures together as a family and having more keepsake memories,” Jen told us about her SweetEscape experience.
If we had learned anything about Jen and her family, the pleasure was truly all ours. Thank you for showing us the wonder of love that’s aged finer than all cheese and wine combined.