Michelle & Simon’s El Mirador Vow Renewal Ceremony

I was contacted by Michelle & Simon back in May 2018 after Canarian Dream Wedding and Event Planners had been recommended to them by a local resident here in Playa Blanca.

Simon explained that himself and his beautiful Wife, Michelle, would be celebrating their Pearl Wedding Anniversary on 27th May 2019 and that they wanted to do something extra special and memorable here in Lanzarote to mark the occasion.

The new Mr & Mrs Thomson
27th May 1989

Upon meeting Michelle & Simon at their Villa in Playa Blanca, I immediately felt like I’d known them forever, what an absolutely wonderful couple they are!

We chatted about them having a Vow Renewal Ceremony on their special anniversary and we had a look at various venue options which were available to them in Playa Blanca.

Playa Blanca was the location of choice for Michelle & Simon as they’ve holidayed here for years and it’s pretty much like home to them both!

The following week we went along to Restaurante, Tapas & Chill Out El Mirador in Playa Blanca and they knew very quickly that this was THE venue for them! The date of 27th May 2019 was reserved soon after for their special day and we began the process of planning their special vow renewal ceremony. And what a wonderful, pleasurable wedding planning journey it’s been! I’ve absolutely loved every single second of planning Michelle & Simon’s special day and I know that we’ll stay in contact forever!



Simon and Michelle were joined on their 30th Wedding Anniversary by their Daughter and Son, Stephanie & Nathan, plus another 25 of their closest family and friends who had all flown over to Lanzarote from the UK to join their celebrations.

The group arrived at the venue an hour ahead of the ceremony so that they could relax and spend time together as a group before Michelle & Simon’s Renewal of Vows commenced. The drinks flowed and there was lots of hilarity… These guys really were a great bunch to work with!

Michelle & Simon’s guests took their seats ready for the ceremony and Michelle looked absolutely sensational in her diamante detailed backless ivory dress (totally worthy of its own separate post as it really was THAT stunning!) which she purchased recently from a lovely little boutique in Ascot.

Michelle was accompanied down the aisle by son Nathan and made her entrance to the powerful track ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’ by The Foreigner. Simon’s beaming smile as he awaited Michelle reaching the end of the aisle that day spoke not just a thousand words, but a million!

A personal and meaningful ceremony was delivered by our celebrant and the love that Michelle and Simon have for one another was clear for all to see. Their two lovely children Stephanie and Nathan signed the register as witnesses and the couples chosen song to walk back up the aisle to was Shania Twain ‘You’re Still The One’ which was sung beautifully by the fabulous Sarah Müller of Sarah Müller entertainment.


Post ceremony, the couple and their guests enjoyed a fun and relaxed photography session with the talented Steve Lupson of www.stevelupsonphotography.com and some incredible sunset shots were captured – Thank you Steve!

The guests were entertained throughout the evening by Wedding Singer, Sarah Müller, who did two one hour sets and blessed the guests with her pitch perfect, angelic voice singing lots of the couples favourite songs – Thank you Sarah, you were AMAZING and you definitely know how to get the party started!

The couple and their guests enjoyed a delicious meal at the venue and as always at El Mirador, the service was second to none. Thank you to Inge, David and the team for continually working so hard and helping us to create the dream days for our wonderful couples. Your hard work certainly doesn’t go unnoticed and we are honoured to work with such a fabulous team. Thank you as always!

Once Simon & Michelle had finished their meal, the party really got started, and it wasn’t long before the dance floor was full as they danced until their hearts were content whilst Sarah did what she does best! This group of guests really knew how to party, it was such a fun night and one i hope we can relive on the couples Ruby Wedding Anniversary in ten years time!

Once the party at El Mirador came to an end, the group continued their celebrations and went on to party the night away at nearby Karaoke bar, ‘Wax’, where their evening was hosted by Karaoke King and Top Lanzarote Wedding DJ, Stevie Essex, of Stevie Essex Entertainment.


Unfortunately for me, I had to decline Michelle & Simon’s very kind offer of joining the party at Wax as I was off on holiday early the next morning but I would have loved to have joined in with their celebrations!

I’m sure there were lots of sore heads on Tuesday morning but as I set sail on my holiday that day I had a HUGE smile on my face knowing that Michelle & Simon had enjoyed their 30th Wedding Anniversary celebrations so much and that they had an incredible evening and that I had been the chosen one to help them plan their special day!

Michelle & Simon, Thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you! It’s been an amazing wedding planning journey working with you both and I very much look forward to catching up with you both next time you’re on the island.

Happy 30th Wedding Anniversary again, wishing you both lots of love and happiness for your next 30 years of marriage and beyond. And don’t forget we need to mark 40 years in exactly the same way!

With Love to you both

Hayley xXx

With special thanks to;

Restaurante, Tapas & Chillout El Mirador – Venue ? ??
Spanish Coach (Janet Harper) – Celebrant ?
Steve Lupson Photography – Photographs ?
Flowers by Jo Ford Lanzarote – Flowers ?
Elise Mobile Hairdressing Lanzarote – Hair ?‍♀️
Ink ‘n’ Print – Framed Photograph ??
Michelle Holistic beauty lanzarote – MakeUp?
Sarah Müller – Official – Entertainment ?‍??
A Cake Occasion – Cupcakes ?
Stevie Essex Entertainment – After Party Entertainment ???
Wax Bar – Sports & Entertainment – After Party Venue ⚽️??

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