I love Heidi Klum on the hit show Project Runway. But it’s her marriage to British singer Seal that offers today’s inspiration. The 36-year-old Victoria’s Secret supermodel has had four children during the height of her modeling career and says she is living a dream marriage. In an interview in the Daily Star, Klum says of Seal, “I will always want to be not only his wife, mother of his children and his best friend, but also his hot girl who keeps making effort to be attractive and fun.
For his part, Seal reports a very romantic anniversary tradition. “Each year Heidi and I get remarried. We sit there with the kids and read vows to each other as the sun sets.”
This private time is followed by a big party for friends and family. They even have a theme each year for the renewals. One year they invited friends to attend dressed as brides and grooms. Another year they had an Elvis Presley-look-alike officiate the renewal.
Not lacking in creativity, Seal proposed to Klum on Dec. 23, 2004 at 14,000 feet, in an igloo he had built on a glacier in Whistler, British Columbia, according to Wikipedia. While not all of us can afford to have an igloo built on a glacier at 14,000 feet, what an unforgettable experience that must have been.
I don’t often look to celebrities for inspiration, but I enjoy the idea of a very personal recommitment for an anniversary. It’s so easy to let anniversaries pass without anything more significant than a card and flowers or dinner out. But speaking your vows to one another, especially in front of your children, might just make you feel like a newlywed again.
What are your anniversary traditions?