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The Most Romantic Places to Renew Your Vows

28/07/2020

Are you married? Have you been married for quite some time? Would you like the thrill of reliving your wedding? Here are some of the dreamiest and most romantic places to renew your vows.

Couple in Mumbai, India

I dream sometimes of renewing our vows, in a special place, surrounded by our family and closest friends. I married my husband in a wedding ceremony at a gorgeous country house outside Rome. Everything was perfect, but on the day of the ceremony, I was very nervous and tired from the preparations of the previous days. I didn’t fully relax or enjoy the festivities as much as I could have. And so, I sometimes wish I could relive it all over again, living every single second to the fullest.

I also love the idea of gathering all my family and friends in one place. We all live in different cities and countries, so it would really take something like a wedding to get us all together again.

Maybe you feel the same? Maybe your wedding didn’t quite live up to your expectations or you couldn’t afford what you wanted and want to do it again? Well, this seems to be a theme amongst many people across the country, with thousands of individuals renewing their vows each year, and spending thousands in the process.

If this sounds like something you’d like to do, there are few things you could do differently for your wedding ceremony this time around.

Wedding reception in a farmhouse outside Rome in the countryside

My wedding reception in a country house in Rome

For example, you could renew your vows overseas in one of the most romantic places known to man. Imagine how wonderful it would be to spend a few days together in a dreamy destination abroad, get a little holiday out of it too, oh, and maybe return home with a new ring!

A new ring

Of course, the biggest element of getting married, aside from the day and the dress is the ring. And, while your wedding ring will always be your wedding ring, you’ll still want something to wear daily to help you remember the renewal of your love.

Eternity rings are a great way to do this as they help to symbolise the wedding and a further commitment to one another to spend the rest of your lives together. They also come in many shapes and forms, meaning there’ll be something to suit your tastes.

The exchange of rings at a wedding ceremony

Sweetest spots around the world for a vow renewal

Ireland

If you don’t want to spend too much but still want to get out of the country, Ireland is the ideal place to go. Cong, in particular, offers a romantic and mystical setting for you to renew your love. Home to the stunning and grand Ashford Castle, the medieval structure will offer a mesmerizing backdrop alongside a mixture of misty forests, rolling green hills and enchantingly stunning lakes. What more could you ask for? Ireland is easy to get to from the UK and it’s an affordable destination too. From London , you can fly directly to Knock Airport and then drive to Cong.

Other places worth visiting along the west coast of Ireland are: the city of Galway (Ireland’s second biggest after Dublin ), the picturesque seaside town of Dingle, the postcard-worthy Cliffs of Moher, and the incredible Killary Fjord.

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

The postcard-worthy Cliffs of Moher on the West Coast of Ireland [photo by Vincent Guth]

Tuscany

If the above sounds good, but you want to truly get away and go somewhere a little warmer and weather-assured, then Tuscany is the place for you. A country known for romance, but this region just tips the scales when compared to other areas of Italy. Florence is the birthplace of Renaissance and one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. If you are looking for something a little more peaceful, Tuscany can offer you many options of picturesque towns, like San Gimignano and Monteriggioni, or historic cities like Lucca and Siena. You and your loved ones surrounded by stunning countryside, art, history, streets from a time since forgotten and, of course, delicious food…what more can you dream for?

The view from the top of the funicular in Certaldo Alto, Tuscany

Certaldo is a peaceful, timeless and inviting medieval walled town on a hill in Tuscany

Maldives

If you want somewhere truly secluded, exotic and exclusive, in the middle of the Indian Ocean, well of course the Maldives offer all of this in abundance. Tranquillity spreads across the white sands, blue seas and empty skies here like nowhere else on earth, and once you’ve re-tied the knot, you’ll be able to relax and unwind while being pampered in a way you never knew possible.

There is an almost unlimited number of luxury resorts spread across the Maldives islands. You are truly spoilt for choice! One of my favourite places on earth is Gili Lankanfushi, a luxury resort nestled in tropical gardens on a private island on North Male Atoll. What a dream to renew your wedding vows in this stunning setting!

Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

Gili Lankanfushi, a luxury resort nestled in tropical gardens on a private island on North Male Atoll.

Barbados

This beautiful Caribbean island is known for light pink sand and pale turquoise waters, fantastic places to surf, colourful fishing villages, botanical gardens and natural caves. The most famous export of Barbados is their rum, one of the finest in the world. The island is also known for its diverse restaurant scene, wide range of luxury and boutique hotels, and vibrant carnival festivities that happen in August every year.

Just north of the equator, the climate of the island is warm and moderately tropical, making it a great spot to catch some winter sun. No wonder, it is a hugely popular destination for weddings and vow renewals.

Tamarind Cove in Barbados

The private beach of Tamarind Cove resort in Barbados

France

Vow renewals in France can be romantic and exciting, with lush vineyards, green hills and the blue Mediterranean coast. Known all around the world for its cuisine, France is the ideal choice for a couple who loves good food and wine!

An ancient cellar in Champagne, a château in Bordeaux, a beach in Côte d’Azur or Brittany, or picturesque town in Dordogne or Provence, a secluded island in Charente-Maritime: these are just some of the spots you could book for your dream vow renewal ceremony. And of course, there is also always Paris, the most romantic city in the world!

Ile de Ré in the west coast of France

The picturesque and quiet streets of Ile de Ré in the west coast of France

Disclaimer: this is a collaborative post.

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