Our 3rd dream wedding on the beach – Wedding Vow Renewal in the Maldives

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{Now and Forever} in tropical paradise

After experiencing our absolute dream wedding in the Seychelles in 2012, we renewed our wedding vows in Sumbanese style on Sumba Island near Bali for our 5th wedding anniversary in 2017.

We decided that we want to renew our wedding every five years. So, it was about time to plan a new wedding vow for 2022. For our 10th wedding anniversary, of course, we wanted to get married again in a beautiful place. The Maldives were already on our wish list in 2012. Unfortunately, an official wedding ceremony is not recognized there. But for a renewal of vows or even a symbolic wedding, the Maldives are perfect!

We found a very special and romantic place in the Indian Ocean with the luxury resort The Residence Maldives. It consists of two resorts connected by a 1 km bridge. And between The Residence Dhigurah and The Residence Falhumaafushi there is a small beautiful private island – Castaway Island. Only 40 miles north of the equator, in the barely developed Gaafu Alifu Atoll, this small island is perfect for a beach wedding with paradise flair.

This was the perfect place for us and we wanted to say “yes” for the third time at exactly this place. After all, what could be more beautiful than celebrating love to the sound of the sea, the chirping of birds and Bodu Beru drummers?

Here at The Residence Maldives, the staff is also the heart and soul of the resort. In the morning of our 10th wedding anniversary, we were surprised by a bottle of sparkling wine, flowers and really personal congratulations.

After that I had to go to the spa for my bridal make up and hair styling. The little crew was already waiting for me and made me feel like a princess. In the same time Marcus staid at our stunning water villa and enjoyed the villa and the water.

Can you imagine…

We have been married for 10 years now, but we were nervous again like 10 years ago…

Finally a beautiful decorated buggy picked us up and brought us to the island. We already heard the sounds of traditional music of the Bodu Beru drummers when we arrived.

The sound, the water, the waves gave us a perfect surrounding for our wedding ceremony. After the ceremony we had champagne and a piece of our wedding cake. After that we planted a cocnut tree on Castaway Island – to have a symbol of our love. 

So, we truly have a reason to come back to see if the plant is growing.

Thanks to the whole staff of The Residence we had a really special and beautiful wedding renewal which we will never forget.

With the {Now and Forever} wedding package, you have the all-inclusive package here. Everything is taken care off and it also includes everything you would want for a wedding.

Sunset Celebration
USD 1.200++ per couple

  • A symbolic non-religious wedding ceremony
  • Maldivian Bodu Beru drummers as accompaniment
  • Bridal hair and makeup
  • A bridal bouquet
  • Wedding cake and champagne for toast
  • Symbolic wedding certificate
  • Planting of a coconut palm
  • A farewell gift
  • 24 digital pictures
  • Wedding Ceremony Packages

Wedding Ceremony Packages

Honeymooners and guests celebrating their wedding anniversary receive:

  • One bottle of wine
  • One breakfast at the villa
  • One sunset cocktail with canapés at The Beach Bar
  • 15% discount on spa treatments (minimum stay 4 nights).
  • Additionally, when booking half board – an upgrade to full board (minimum stay 7 nights).

Valid until 6 months after the wedding or in the month of the wedding anniversary.

After the wedding ceremony, we were then able to have the hotel’s own photographer Shaamil capture this unique moment in beautiful pictures.

But since the sun sets quickly near the equator, we even got the opportunity to take more wedding pictures the next day. Because of the three islands there are so many beautiful little places you can take pictures at.

The romantic dinner in the evening…

We had our romantic dinner at Falhumaa restaurant in the evening. It was a dinner which was prepared especially for us and our day with little romantic pieces and a lovely service.

“Made in heaven,  joined together in paradise.”

This beautiful and artistic decoration on our bed was another wonderful surprise. It was truly a work of art! It’s sad when you have to destroy it again. And there was a fancy wedding certificate to take home and to remember.

And there was also a lovely decorated bathtub waiting for us in the bathroom.

We had a perfect stay at The Residence Maldives with stunning experiences. But moreover, our third wedding ceremony in paradise will always be a very special day for us. This tropical resort is the perfect place for a dream wedding, a renewal of vows, a WeddingMoon (wedding + honeymoon) or even a honeymoon. With perfect relaxation under coconut trees, best cuisine, beautiful villas on and in the sea and lovely staff, very special experiences and and a lot of memories to take home.

Let’s Get Married!

We highly recommend such a wedding on the beach to everyone. And even if it’s not for the official wedding ceremony, why not renew your vows? So, get inspired and celebrate your love! For our 15th wedding anniversary, we will of course get married again. Probably in Africa – in the wilderness.

The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah
Dhigurah, Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Republic of Maldives
T+960 682 0089

Our first dream wedding in the Seychelles – 2012:


Our second symbolic wedding on Sumba Island – 2017:

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Please Note: Our stay was sponsored by The Residence Maldives. Thank you very much! Nevertheless, the opinions expressed in the article are 100% our own!

Monique De Caro

Monique De Caro

Luxury Travel Blogger & (Wedding) Photographer at Monique De Caro | Photography & Design
Hallo, ich bin Monique #lebensfrohe Weltenbummlerin #Fotografin #Travel Bloggerin und die Schreiberin dieses Blogs. Da ich selbst Hochzeitsfotografin bin und ich meinen Mann Marcus am Strand Anse Source d´Argent auf den Seychellen geheiratet habe, möchten wir euch vor allem Tipps für wunderschöne Flitterwochen, die eigene Hochzeit am Strand, Luxusreisen, einzigartige Hotels oder die romantische Auszeit zu zweit geben.
Monique De Caro
- 3 years ago

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