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What Romantic Surprise Did Salma Hayek’s Husband Just Spring Upon Her?

After one year of dating, François-Henri Pinault proposed to his then-girlfriend Salma Hayek three times before she actually accepted. “I wish I knew [when I was younger] that I was going to fall crazy in love with the perfect man,” she later explained in an interview with Allure. The couple married on Valentine’s Day in Paris’s sixth arrondissement town hall in 2009, before tying the knot again in an extravagant, star-studded ceremony in Venice months later.

And as if that isn’t romantic enough, nearly 10 years after their initial nuptials, Pinault felt compelled to plan another vow renewal ceremony. The part-Lebanese actress this week took to her Instagram page to share the news with her 7.3 million followers that her husband shocked her by throwing a renewal ceremony during an exotic island getaway. Hayek was completely surprised; she thought she was going to the spa. Nonetheless, she looked every inch the beautiful beach bride wearing a red summer dress and flip flops (a stark contrast to her first Balenciaga by Nicholas Ghesquiere wedding dress), while her husband wore a white T-shirt and Adidas track pants. The couple accessorized with matching leis hung around their necks.

“The summer is coming to an end and my best moment was when my husband surprised me with a vow renewal – it was not what I would have chosen to wear to my wedding but I was told I was going to the spa!” she captioned a photo of herself clutching a bouquet of white flowers, and glowing next to her beaming husband.

The French CEO of Kering decided to hold the intimate ceremony on a private beach in Bora Bora, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The couple were joined by their daughter, Valentina, who served as a flower girl of sorts, tossing petals in the air to mark the occasion. During the ceremony, the happy couple blessed their union with water flowing from a conch, before Hayek playfully tossed her bouquet to her 10-year-old daughter. Unfortunately, there was no orchestra, but Pinault arranged to have a local performer. “There were no mariachi band on the island but my husband found this one man band,” wrote Hayek alongside a video of the singer.

The union ended on a romantic note, with the couple sharing a kiss against the backdrop of the clear, azure waters. Mabrouk!

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