Tiffani Thiessen had an at-home vow renewal for her 15th anniversary

Tiffani Thiessen is married! She’s been married, of course, since 2005, so this isn’t breaking news. But last weekend, Tiffani surprised her husband, Brady Smith, by recreating their wedding at their Montecito home to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary. As you can see in the photo above, Tiffani wore a cute, short ecru lace dress and Brady wore a nice summer weight grey suit with what looks like a navy tie. According to her caption on the photo, Tiffani and friend/chef Maili Halme recreated their original wedding day celebration, right down to the menu.

Tiffani Thiessen celebrated a milestone anniversary with her husband Brady Smith in a very special way.

The Saved By The Bell alumna, 46, recreated her wedding day with an “at-home” version, 15 years after their original nuptials took place in 2005.

“Last night I surprised my husband with a special 15 year anniversary gift. I recreated a ‘at home’ version of our wedding,” Thiessen wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of her and Smith dressed up and holding each other closely.

“From the table, to the flowers, to the decor and even the menu beautifully re-created by my dear friend @maili_halme who did our wedding,” she added. “It was a memorable night to say the least…and I think I blew my husband’s socks off. (Brownie Points!💪🏼)”

Previously, Thiessen honored her 15th anniversary on Friday in a separate Instagram post, offering an intimate look at when she and Smith said “I do” in Montecito, California.

At the time, Thiessen wore a French lace and tulle dress designed by Vera Wang as Smith sported a Kenneth Cole suit. As PEOPLE previously reported back in 2005, the pair was surrounded by close friends and family as their daytime garden wedding, which turned into a French Provencal feast by evening.

[From People]

This sounds sweet and it also sounds like Brady loved it so yes, brownie points to Tiffani. The shot they shared is lovely, their home looks as though it provided a stunning backdrop. Were I to complain, it would be that we didn’t get any more shots, although I understand they don’t owe us anything more. The couple are parents to Harper, 10 and Holt, 5. I’m sure they were a part of the wedding. Plus, they just added a new doggo, Hank, to their family, surely he was featured prominently along with their other two smaller pups. Tiffani is very good at sharing a bit of her life, but not too much. She posts lovely photos of herself, home and family but it doesn’t feel like she’s giving everything away, she’s found a great balance. I kind of wish she’d post her “French Provençale” wedding menu, though. I’ll need to scour her blog for hints.

I’ve attended a few vowel renewal ceremonies. I love anything resembling a wedding so I’m all for anyone who has one. It’s not something I am interested in attempting, but I hold no opinion on other people doing it. However, if I were ever to entertain the idea for myself, it would probably be now, during lockdown, purely for the distraction of planning and executing it. If I did it, though, I think I would do something completely different, not try to recreate my previous wedding. Like, I’d have a mid-winter, Medieval themed wedding, reciting our vows in Gregorian chants, or something. *Sigh* Or maybe I just really need to get out of my house.

Photo credit: WENN/Avalon and Instagram

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  1. Sayrah says:

    Cute idea! I’ll have to consider this for our 15th in 3 years. Congrats to them

  2. Darla says:

    I was a big fan of the Val years back in the day. I loved her character. I did not like Brenda, and I really did not like Gina played by Vanessa Marcil, omg I stopped watching. Just horrible. Way worse than Brenda. The Val years were great though. She brought such humor to that role.

    • greenmonster says:

      Same, although I liked Brenda most of the time, but not Gina. I think I gave up watching after Tiffani left. I loved Val, esp. with the bob haircut she had in the beginning of Season 5. Can’t tell you how often I went to a hairdresser with pictures of her :)

    • Von Wilcher II says:

      I LOVED her as Val. Tiffani played such a great vixen.
      I stayed with 90210 up until she left. I too couldnt stand Gina. Ugh.

  3. Emma33 says:

    Her wedding ensemble hasn’t dated much in 15 years (apart from her Jennifer Aniston highlights!) but his suit…yikes. The color and fit look terrible. Was that the fashion back then?

    • josephine says:

      Those highlights stood out to me as well but I agree about the simple lines of the dress – quite timeless.

      • Dazed and Confused says:

        This is a great, classic dress. Everyone I knew who got married between 1997-2007 had a strapless gown. With lace, without lace…mermaid, princess…the big constant was they were all strapless.

        I also remember those “chunky” highlights being all the rage. They were everywhere.

        I loved Tiffani on White Collar — and her cooking show she did where friends would come over and she would make amazing things.

      • ravynrobyn says:

        @DAZED & CONFUSED-I don’t watch cooking shows (they make me HANGRY and feeling inferior, lol) but I absolutely LOVED hers! She seems pretty chill & I loved her guests (and the food, of course 😋)

  4. Girl_ninja says:

    Tiffani seems so dear and what a lovely little family! She’s another one who freed herself from the snare of Brian Austin-Green.

    • Darla says:

      Yep. I remember the story that she moved out on him. It was definitely her call. Smart.

  5. Kathgal says:

    She posted pictures of her wedding menu to her instagram story about her vow renewal!

  6. Sayrah says:

    Vanessa marcil had the best hair I’ve ever seen. Other than that I guess early Brenda and Val were a tie for me

  7. TIFFANY says:

    Who knew Kelly Koposki’s love would be a dude from Texas and still married 15 years later?

  8. Jessica says:

    Why is a vow renewal a thing? No one cares you were married first. No one needs to know or wants to know you renewed yourp bowls! I could correct that word, but no. Please stop renewing your shit.

    • Krystina says:

      Why are you even here if it bothers you so much?
      It’s pretty easy to scroll past something you don’t like. Just saying.

  9. Jessica says:

    Enough already! Let’s stop making a renewal ceremony a thing. It’s beyond pathetic.

  10. Jerusha says:

    I never saw Saved ….., but she was great on White Collar. Loved her character.

  11. Elaine says:

    Usually vow renewals seem annoying and like they’re trying to cover up something or leading up to a divorce. But I really like her and get good vibes so I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt :)

  12. McMom says:

    Awwww – that’s sweet! My husband jokingly suggested we renew our vows for our 10th. I don’t have any interest in actually doing that, but I wouldn’t mind an excuse just to throw a big, pretty party.

  13. Mrs. Peel says:

    She was delightful on her cooking show, Dinner at Tiffani’s – I miss that show! She’s very down to earth, and her family is lovely. When I first saw the pic on the front page, I thought noooooo, not another covid break-up!

  14. Eliza_ says:

    It doesn’t sound like a vow renewal.
    But a very cute anniversary idea to recreate their wedding: meal, table, flowers.

    • Kathgal says:

      They Face Timed their minister for the renewal part :-) There were pictures in her Instastories.

  15. Lisa says:

    Lovely idea. Her hair looks much better now than it did back then. I love both dresses she wore though.

  16. Kh6 says:

    I wonder if she regrets that blonde hair

    • greenmonster says:

      Probably not as much as Jennie Garth should regret her hairstyle in her wedding to Peter Facinelli ;)

      • Renee says:

        Oh yes…..the Jennie Garth wedding hairstyle. I forgot all about it. What the hell was she thinking?????

      • greenmonster says:

        I have no idea :D Don’t know what I looked for the other day, but that’s how I came across those pictures. I was very confused and couldn’t figure out why she wanted her hair to look that way. It was really bad.

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        I think Jennie Garth regretted her marriage to Facinelli, period.

      • greenmonster says:

        @Andrew’s Nemesis: true :)

  17. Cupcake says:

    Am I the only one who finds vow renewals suspicious? This strikes me as trying to do something special in quarantine to mark the occasion but in general a vow renewal comes across to me as looking for attention in a weak marriage ala Heidi Klum and Seal.

    • greenmonster says:

      They renewed their vows on their 15th anniversary. That is hardly Heidi Klum level. I get what you are saying and it is weird if couples do that basically every year or even after five years, but this is after 15 years of marriage.

  18. StellainNH says:

    This may sound cynical as hell but it seems like celebrities who renew their wedding vows end up splitting in a few years. Is it a last ditch effort to look like they’re a happy couple?

    My husband and I feel that we don’t need to do any renewing of our vows because we keep them every day. Even anniversaries are a personal thing. We went on a cruise for our 25th because is is our day. We have included our daughter for anniversary dinners but that’s it.

  19. nicegirl says:

    I love this!! I’m 45, in an LTR for 15 years but have never married. I was a wedding planner in the late 90s and early 00s though and this warms my frozen heart.

    • nicegirl says:

      Also Just had my 7 year anniversary of being an Ordained Minister with the Universal Life Church (non-denominational) and would be honored and happy to perform your ceremony via any platform, Kit Kat. #celebitchesunite

      I love love

  20. elviechina says:

    VOWEL renewal?! Lol

  21. Jessica says:

    Wow. If only Tori could take a page out of her book on how to not be a complete mess. Go Valerie!