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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Help Us Break a Guinness Book of World Records…

This Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013 married couples from all over the United States will be gathering at Fountain Hills Park in Fountain Hills, Arizona (a shade east of the Greater Phoenix area) to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most couples Renewing their Marriage Vows.


I will be performing a very “romantic” Renewal of Vows Ceremony for more than 2,000 couples in the amphitheater near “The Fountain” of Fountain Hills, Arizona. At 560 Feet, being one of the “World’s Highest Fountains” it is 5 feet taller than Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Fountain Park is a 64-acre passive recreation area and anchor to the town center.

fountain-hills-fountainSami Fine Jewelry, plus our amazing “Love in the Hills” sponsors, plan to smash the Guinness Book of World Records! Sami Fine Jewelry will be hosting “Love in the Hills”, the largest and most beautiful vow renewal ceremony in the world!

As of 2012, the “Miami Merger Moment”, held on June 20th 2009, renewed the vows of 1,087 couples. Deemed, the “Queen of Marketing”, Stephenie Bjorkman, owner of Sami Fine Jewelry, claims that Sami’s event, “Love in the Hills”, will crush that record!

Reminder: You must register to participate and to be eligible for the prizes! Details below.

Bjorkman is currently working day and night to assemble her troop of local businesses to help put together this amazing event. We are thrilled that the Town of Fountain Hills has donated the Fountain Hills Park as the ceremony location. The park features over 35 acres of turf, and has been named one of the most beautiful wedding locations in Arizona. “The Fountain Hills park is the perfect location for the vow renewal ceremony. Not only is it beautiful, but the park can easily hold thousands of people”, says Bryan Hughes, Supervisor of Recreation for the Town of Fountain Hills. “Besides, who wouldn’t want to renew their vows with the World Famous Fountain in the background?” exclaims Hughes.

Larry James, Award Winning Wedding Officiant, Professional Speaker, Relationship Coach, and author of the book “How to Really Love the One You’re With,” was interviewed by Barbara Walters on ABC TVs “The View,” and has stepped up as the Wedding Officiant for the event. Larry has performed wedding ceremonies for more than 600 couples. James sees the vision. “I can’t wait to make this the largest celebration of love in history,” say James. He is also President of

Wedding planner, and local florist Jerrod Alcaida from Nonny’s has also joined the team by offering their services for all participants. “As the event get’s closer, who knows how big the vow renewal ceremony will get. Weddings and flowers are what I do best, so I am just thrilled to be involved” say Alcaida.

The Fountain at Fountain Hills, AZ

Sara Goodnick Photography will also be on site, taking romantic photos of all couples. “I plan to get a lot of rest, the night before”, states Goodnick. “I can’t wait to offer such a great memory to all participating couples. This will be an event of a lifetime!”

Fort McDowell Casino has jumped on board, and plans to provide an amazing “after party” for the couples at the Casino along with all of your favorite casino games. Fort McDowell Casino also offers a great place to stay at their adjacent hotel, The Radisson. “The casino has 5 restaurants on site, a fortune club, live events/entertainment, and plenty of gambling, which makes this the ideal hot spot for all of the couples to go after the vow renewal ceremony”, say Tom McGill, Chief Marketing Officer for Fort McDowell Casino.

Award winning DJ and Entertainer, Curtis Whipple, will provide the music and sound equipment.

This event will be completely FREE for couples to participate. If you are a couple that wants to renew your vows, prior registration will be required to participate and to be eligible for prizes. All couples that participate will receive a commemorative “Renewal of Vows” certificate of participation from Larry James, a coupon for a complimentary ring cleaning from Sami Fine Jewelry, a Family Relationship Profile for better communication, from John Hersey International, and all couples will receive a goody bag from participating businesses. “Every day I am getting more businesses asking me if they can participate. I have a feeling that by the time the event comes, the goody bags are going to be filled to the top with amazing free gifts!” says Bjorkman.

All “Love in the Hills” vow renewal attendees will automatically go into a drawing to win a BIG PRIZE Basket! One lucky couple will win a new set of wedding rings from Sami Fine Jewelry, a 3-night Honeymoon Stay at the Radisson at Fort McDowell, a portrait session from Sara Goodnick Photography, a huge floral arrangement from Nonny’s, a relationship coaching certificate (value $120) from Larry James along with a signed copy of his book, “How to Really Love the One You’re With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship,” and many other gifts from local businesses.


Gather all your married friends together for a Valentine’s Day event you will always remember… and renew your wedding vows for FREE! Major hotels are nearby. Make your reservations early! There will be specials from local restaurants so you can take your sweetheart to dinner after the event. And remember, there is an “after party” at Fort McDowell Casino!

Make your plans early as we are expecting nearly 5,000 people to participate and witness this record-breaking “Renewal of Vows” event!

For more information and to register, go to:! You are welcome to call my cell if you have questions: 480-205-3694.

Special request: Please help us get the word out to married couples all over the U.S. by passing the link to this blog post to your friends! We look forward to seeing you on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013.


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1 Comment »

  1. I think this is an amazing thing to do! I would marry my husband over & over again! Thank you for offering us this opportunity.


    Comment by Tracy & John Fritz — Sunday, January 6, 2013 @ 1:38 pm | Reply

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