// A Sweet & Extraordinary Waterfall Vow Renewal Ceremony in Bali //
// This session was FEATURED on Wandering Weddings Blog. Click here to see the featured post. //
A decade down, a lifetime to go. Lia and Adam have been married for 10 years and blessed with two beautiful daughters. To celebrate this huge milestone in their marriage, they decided to do a vow renewal ceremony in Bali. They took their renewed wedding vows in front of a magnificent waterfall, under a pretty wooden wedding arch, accompanied by acoustic live music. Their oldest daughter, Asfa, took a big role as the officiant of the ceremony for their parents. What could be more meaningful than that!
Vow renewal ceremony is something that is still uncommon thing to do for many married couples these days. But from this session, we could see how meaningful and as a matter of fact how important it is to do as a way to strengthen the bonds between husbands and wives, especially in this modern days where marriage life could get a little bit tougher. Just like what Lia herself had written up so beautifully in a paragraph, as real as it can be, as we quote below:
“When I married my husband in 2008, I was young, naive and full of fairy-tale dreams with absolutely no clue as to what real marriage and motherhood entail. Few years later I found myself as a sleep-deprived and overworked mother of two children who are beautiful yet challenging. I no longer looked at my husband as he was my prince charming that I married, and we were forced to deal with layers of lifestyle differences that complicated our lives in so many ways. Marriage no longer looked like a dream, and love became something I had to work towards, everyday especially the days we didn’t want to even see each other’s faces. Over the course of a decade, we went through a roller coaster of emotions and events that could’ve made us quit.
We spent hours talking, compromising and challenging each other’s differences. But in the end, we persevered and found ourselves at a better place as individuals, as a couple and well let just say the parenting struggle will still continue… We are not a “happily ever after couple” or “couple goals”, “we are a work in progress couple” and learning everyday to choose each other over and over again when things are not all rosy. Our 10th year anniversary was a huge accomplishment and milestone for both of us so with the blessings of our children, we took vows to work hard to improve and grow as individuals and to help each other grow in this marriage.”