They’ve done it on the top of the Seattle Space Needle, in a castle in Portugal, in a gay night club in Hollywood, in construction suits and hardhats, fatigues and in Las Vegas — renew their vows that is.
Doug and Jackie Christie are indeed known for their yearly vowel renewal every summer, and for their 23rd one, which took place on July 8, familiarity was the theme. The couple returned to Vegas, and Jackie even wore the same dress she put on for that surprise ceremony in Portugal, which was captured for Basketball Wives in 2016. They also dedicated it to her late mother, who couldn’t attend their last wedding in Las Vegas due to her battle with cancer and had to be FaceTimed in to witness it.
Jackie told her followers that she hoped the 23rd time of renewing vows “brings love and joy to somebody’s heart.”
Last year, Jackie talked about how their tradition started, and said that because their very first wedding was a shotgun one that occurred three days after he proposed, they decided to do it up by having a vow renewal. But after having so much fun with their very first renewal celebration, they decided to keep it going.
“[When] we got married, a bunch of our friends couldn’t make it, because it was so last minute,” she said. “So we said, ‘Let’s do a renewal next year and invite everybody.’ It was just such a beautiful experience, coming together and celebrating our first year, that we decided to do it every year and make it a family tradition.”