Surprise Vow Renewal: Diane + Wei

surprise vow renewal

This is the first vow renewal we’ve shared on GWS and the story is so super sweet! Wei (along with the help of his friend Caroline) planned a surprise vow renewal for his wife of twelve years (although they have been together for 19 years!) His surprise included informing Diane’s workplace, booking plane tickets, coordinating the event design + florals, and booking the hotel + music! Wow, what a surprise! It took place in South Lake Tahoe at the super awesome, brand new Basecamp Hotel.

How it went down according to Diane: “Well, Wei woke me up at 4:30 in the morning on the day of our wedding anniversary to let me know that he had a trip planned. I was to pack an overnight bag, do my make up and get going. I had no idea where we were going, and didn’t even know we were leaving Canada. We ended up in Lake Tahoe and I presumed we were going for a nice dinner. When we arrived at the beach, I didn’t want to enter because I thought we would be crashing what looked like someone else’s wedding. I didn’t know that Wei had planned this vow renewal until i stepped foot on the beach!!”

I can’t think of anything else much sweeter! Big congrats to Diane + Wei and thanks so much to Caroline and her team at Tinywater Photography for the photos.

basecamp lake tahoe

basecamp lake tahoe

basecamp lake tahoe

pink and succulent bouquet

surprise vow renewal

surprise vow renewal

surprise vow renewal

Most memorable was not a moment, but the period from stepping foot onto the beach to the end of the renewal. In that period, I realized I was being photographed by our very good friend Caroline. I was handed the bouquet and guided up the "aisle". I looked over and Wei had tears in his eyes. And then I realized that our "officiant" was good friend Josh. Wei read me his vows that he had googled I'm sure, and I dittoed it. It was such an emotional ride filled with happy tears!

surprise vow renewal

surprise vow renewal

surprise vow renewal

orange wedding dress


Diane’s pretty dress is from Club Monaco. Wei had purchased and surprised her with the dress when they arrived.

surprise vow renewal

surprise vow renewal

surprise vow renewal

surprise vow renewal

brown beaded bracelet

surprise vow renewal

orange lantern

camping themed dinner

orange lantern

orange table runner

nest pinecone place setting

surprise vow renewal

birch wood dessert bar

birch wood dessert bar

surprise vow renewal

surprise vow renewal


Congrats to Diane + Wei on 12 years of marriage!

photography: Tinywater Photography // venue: Basecamp Hotel in Lake Tahoe, California // event design + florist: A Bud and Beyond // music: Avalanche // desserts: Sugar and Spice Specialty

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Comments

  1. This is so fun! What a great time they are having, gorgeous:)

  2. this had me tearing up. what an amazing surprise.

  3. So so sweet! Congrats to the happy couple and I absolutely love her dress!!

  4. congrats for this beautiful couple! love the venue:X

  5. I absolutely LOVE this! Every marriage should renew their vows and love for one another! Congrats on the 12 years!

  6. I might have teared up a tad reading that. Beatifully, beautifully thoughtful and loving.

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