Local business owner, Stephenie Bjorkman (owner of Sami Fine Jewelry) has organized this event for the past 4 years. Bjorkman is currently working day and night to assemble her troop of local businesses to help create this amazing event. In years past, Bjorkman has attempted to take a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for most vows renewed at one time. Currently Love in the Hills is considered one of the largest wedding vow renewal ceremonies in the world, but does not hold the world record. The current record, is held by the "Miami Merger Moment" in Florida, with 1087 couples. In years past Bjorkman's top vow renewal couple count was 784 couples. This year she had decided to change it up and focus more about making it a fun event for people who just want to enjoy Valentine's Day in the park and or renew their wedding vows. "Beating the Guiness Book of World Records would be awesome, but celebrating love is the real win" says Bjorkman.
The festivities begin at 2pm at the amphitheater at Fountain Park.. Come hungry because there will be food trucks waiting to serve you. Waffle Luv is a fan favorite, that is sure to make your loved one smile with delight. Also, Circle R Farm Fresh Foods will be whipping up some gourmet food featuring filet mignon sliders, crispy duck sliders, and more. Circle R Farm is considered one of Arizona's top food trucks.
Additionally from 2pm-4pm there will be live music from The Kniffin Project. The Kniffin Project is a local group, which you and your loved one will be sure to enjoy. Outside of music and food, there will be lots to do. World famous psychic, Jim Ventura will be offering couples readings. There will also be professional photographers on site to take your photos of you and your loved one. Other local businesses will also be setting up booths, and you never know what they will surprise you with. After the live music, from 4pm-4:30pm event goers can watch and or participate in "The Newlywed Game".
If you want to renew your vows, the festivities will begin at 4:30pm. The renewal ceremony is completely FREE to participate. No official paperwork is needed, but registration is preferred. You can register anytime after January 15th at Sami Fine Jewelry in Fountain Hills. Register early, because the first 200 couples to register will get a FREE gift bag. People who pre register will automatically be entered to win lots of prizes. If you choose to register the day of the event, you can also register at Sami Fine Jewelry from Noon until 4pm. Promptly at 4:30pm, the renewal ceremony will begin.
The ceremony takes place in the amphitheater at Fountain Park. Larry James, minister, relationship coach, and the author of the book, "How to Really Love the One Your With" (his book was featured on The View) has stepped up to minister the event. He is a non denominational minister, so the ceremony is suited for everyone. "I can't wait to celebrate love in Fountain Hills" says James. Right after the ceremony your invited to join SKM Entertainment for a dance party! This is a fun event that you won't want to miss!