Love Stories: Don and Xiomara’s Vow Renewal

Today’s love story is that of Don and Xiomara. Years ago a young customer service agent met one of the managers of Kmart for the first time and they ended up spending their lives together.

Love isn’t always at first sight, and for some of us it takes a little while to form an opinion, but by all accounts an initial dislike to this somewhat abrupt chap, by Xiomara, gave way to her taking the initiative, when that manager moved on, to giving him a call.

When Don what he loves and appreciate Xiomara, he said that it is about being total opposites .. something you both obviously appreciated from the start.. This is something which has grown over the years and formed a stronger bond.  Don’s love of the countryside and Xiomara’s of the ocean, her love of the sun and Don’s of the shade, her freedom of spirit and his more reserved nature complement one another to offer the fullness of living. One might say that like the harmony with the melody, marriage weaves two lives together, creating a deeper and richer song.

Marriage is a very special place. It’s an oasis, and a sanctuary where we can safely learn about ourselves in the presence of another.  All of us need and desire to love and to be loved. Don and Xiomara’s marriage has allowed them an environment to share thier lives together, standing together to face life and the world, hand-in-hand. Marriage expands you as individuals, defines you as a couple, and deepens your love for one another. In the words of Benjamin Disraeli “We are all born for love, it is the principal of existence and its only end”.

Don and Xiomara had a vow renewal ceremony with Marry Me Ireland celebrant, David Keane, in Galway. It was an intimate ceremony, with just the couple and David. They exchanged rings, Don chose Trinity Knot rings. The Trinity knot is one of the best known symbols in Celtic culture. As well, they had a handfasting ceremony. Their hands were bound together as an Irish blessing and to reaffirm their love for one another.

Everyone at Marry Me Ireland wish Don and Xiomara a happy life together and we hope that your day was as special as you’d imagine.

Here at Marry Me Ireland we have a wide variety of exceptional celebrants who can deliver the wedding ceremony of your dreams – traditional, unique or otherwise. So get in touch today and we can start planning your special day!