The perks of tying the knot in a sunny destination wedding? You have an excuse to take a romantic beach vacation for every anniversary and relive those vows. (If you're blessed with the time and vacay funds, that is!) It looks like Nicole and Michael Phelps decided to put that excuse to good use this week as they returned to the spot where they said their I dos—Mexico!—to celebrate their first wedding anniversary.
In case you don't recall, the Phelps wed in three (yes, three!) ceremonies last year. First, in an intimate five-person backyard ceremony at their home in Tempe, Arizona in June. Soon after, the newlyweds jetted off to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for a larger celebration with 50 of their closest family and friends on October 29. Then finally, they celebrated their last set of nuptials with a big, black-tie New Year's Eve bash at the historic Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Phew!
But it was their second celebration—their destination wedding in Mexico—that the pair opted to relive when they returned to the location of their vows to mark their marriage milestone.
Nicole took to Instagram to share a snap from her and her hub's first anniversary celebration—a romantic dinner overlooking where she and Phelps said their vows, complete with live musicians, tons of flowers and flickering candles, and a mini wedding cake. "Such an incredible way to celebrate our First Wedding Anniversary," the former Miss California captioned the photo. "Thank you @patriciaarmenta for recreating different elements from our wedding and allowing us to have dinner overlooking where we said our vows!!"
Phelps also posted a pic of the festivities on social media. “It’s so crazy that it’s already been one year!!!” the Olympic swimmer wrote alongside a photo of him and his wife slicing into their cake. Is that the top tier of their wedding cake, perhaps? Even if the Phelps didn't follow up on this old-school anniversary tradition, it's clear that they definitely know how to celebrate!
Now if you want relive Nicole and Michael Phelps' Cabo San Lucas ceremony, you can watch their wedding video here.