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Couple Renews Vows for 7th Time During Group Wedding Ceremony at Ski Resort

Northstar Ski, Tōst & Be MarriedMarc Markwell and Jennifer Rogers Markwell renewed their vows for the 7th time on Valentine's Day and shared their story with The Knot. Credit: courtesty Northstar Ski, Tōst & Be Married

They do! They really, really do! Marc Markwell and Jennifer Rogers Markwell renewed their wedding vows for the seventh time over Valentine’s Day as part of Northstar California Ski Resort’s Ski, Tōst & Be Married celebration.

On January 22, 2014, the Markwells were set up by a mutual friend on a blind date. “We got engaged two months after we met and then married four months after that,” the couples tells The Knot.

“Marc asked me to marry him in London, England,” Jennifer shares. “He has asked me hundreds of times since then.”

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Marc Markwell and Jennifer Rogers Markwell dressed in formal wedding attire for the 7th vow renewal. Jennifer even wore heels in the snow! Credit: Marc Markwell and Jennifer Rogers Markwell

The couple married for the first time on July 27, 2014. “We have been married seven times now (so far!),” the couple says. “We have been married in Tahoe [twice], Burning Man, Santorini, Venice, a Catholic church and finally Northstar!”

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One bride wore a veil and tiara on top of her helmet while celebrating on the slopes. Credit: Northstar Ski, Tōst & Be Married

The Markwells renewed their vows on The Overlook in The Village with stunning views of the mountains. Jennifer wore a beautiful long silver gown with lace bodice and carried a bright pink bouquet of roses.

“We love renewing our vows,” the spouses share. “It’s so important to keep that sacred vow always in the front of our heart and mind. We were so excited Northstar was doing it on Valentine’s Day!”

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Couples gathered to toast to their love on Valentines Day. Credit: Northstar Ski, Tōst & Be Married

The second annual group wedding ceremony is complimentary for any couple who wants to renew their vows or get married on the ski slopes! The celebration included drink specials and live music. This year, 4 couples renewed their vows and many couples professed their love while enjoying the mountain view on Valentine’s Day.

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Northstar set up a special cocktail bar with plenty of champagne and chocolate roses to properly celebrate Valentine’s Day. Credit: Northstar Ski, Tōst & Be Married

What does renewing their vows mean to the Markwells? “It’s the most important promise of our lives,” Jennifer says. “We will continue to shared the sacred vows again and again throughout our lives. Marc’s goal is to renew our vows hundreds of times.”

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