Vicki Gunvalson

Vicki talks about her decision to renew her vows with Donn, and the emotional ceremony.

on Jan 6, 2010

 

Welcome back everyone! After a few weeks of reruns, The Real Housewives of Orange County is back. I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season. We spent this year at home in Southern California instead of going to Chicago, and we had a great time.

This week you will see Donn and me renew our vows in beautiful Turks & Caicos. We celebrated 15 years of marriage this year and I felt the timing was right to redo our vows. We had some rough years during the marriage, but vowed to each other to commit to making it better and I thought what better way than to renew our vows. It was a complete surprise to Donn, as I think he thought we were just going on a little vacation for a few days. Little did he know we were going to have another wedding!

I think it's really important for all couples to renew their vows, especially when they've gone through rough times and have realized that there is no other place they'd rather be than with each other. It's as if Donn and I drew a line in the sand and said from this day forward, we are leaving the past behind us and starting a new marriage. It was a magical moment for both of us, because when we recommitted our love to each other it felt as if we were newlyweds again.

I decided on Turks and Caicos because we had never been there before, and I had heard amazing reviews about it. The Grace Bay Report was unlike any place we have ever stayed before. It was absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to go back.