Ten years of love. Ten years of hope. Ten years of excitement. Marquita and Chester boldly recommitted their deep love for one another through this beautiful Historic Oakland vow renewal in August 2017.
After a decade since their initial I do’s, the couple hosted their renewal ceremony to rededicate their marriage to God and the wonderful friends and family who have supported them over the years. This grand venue is the home of their church, a place Marquita and Chester are closely connected to. Prior to the ceremony, Marquita spent time reflecting on her amazing marriage and preparing for the big event. She sported an elegant, form-fitting gown paired with delicate silver jewelry. She was absolutely stunning and even topped it off with adorable pink stilettos!
Those in attendance were invited to an intimate indoor ceremony on the property. The room was finely decorated with soft greenery, crisp gold and cream accents, and touches of their personal memories. Chester entered the ceremony with the pastor, followed by the couple’s three handsome sons. The youngest son walked in with a sign for Chester that read, “Daddy, here comes Mommy!” to cheerfully prepare him for his bride. As Marquita walked down the aisle to her groom, all were amazed by her beauty and grace. The ceremony was filled with traditional aspects that the couple cherished, including singing powerful worship music, sharing handwritten vows, and even washing each other’s feet. During the ceremony, a close friend of the bride and groom performed a powerful, memorable dance to express how God has blessed this amazing marriage. Sealed with unity sand and a kiss, this incredible ceremony left no dry eye in the room!
As Marquita and Chester took portraits with their boys, guests were invited to a family reception to celebrate the couple. Marriage was the theme of the day, so all married couples in attendance had the opportunity to show their commitment for each other by being photographed with a sign that read “We Still Do”…such a rewarding and sweet sentiment! Upon entering the reception, the bride and her groom took to the dance floor for a romantic dance together. It did not take long for their guests to join them, though, and those of all ages laughed and danced the day away. They also celebrated their oldest son’s birthday that day with lots of cake!
All elements of the day came together perfectly with the help of their loved ones, careful planning, and of course, God’s wonderful Grace. I am so thankful to have joined Marquita and Chester at their Historic Oakland vow renewal, and wish them nothing but the best with their marriage!
Photography | Anny Photography
Venue | Historic Oakland
Makeup | Silver Immersion
Catering | Inspire Catering