Saturday, June 9, 2007

Happily Ever After
Wedding Week 2007

Thought I would end this fun week of wedding hoopla with a tribute to my dear parents who celebrated 53 wonderful years of wedded bliss together. Really they had even more years together than that, as they were true high school sweethearts. Mother says she actually "claimed" Daddy in the 8th grade. She & her friend both had boyfriends, but Mother wanted to "trade" hers for Daddy & her friend was agreeable, so they swapped pictures of their boyfriends & the rest is history. I think Daddy really got a good deal ~ Mother is a true gem! Isn't that just too cute a story?

These are pictures of them at their 50th Wedding Anniversary Party in January 2004. We had the party at a wonderful old home built in the 1800's that is in the historic district of our town. It is called The Surrey House, thus the Surrey Carriage out front. It was a beautiful sunny day, full of friends, laughter, memories & love.

The display table in the ballroom was the hit of the party ~ full of vintage pictures of my parents from childhood, graduation, & early years of marriage, right up to & including pictures of my husband & myself, their parents, siblings, their granddaughter & great-granddaughter & their pets.

Weren't they a handsome couple?!
I've enjoyed Wedding Week 2007 so much. Special thanks to my sweet friend Lori for suggesting it. My hope is that each of you will find as much happiness & true joy in your marriage as my parents had in theirs.


Natasha Burns said...

Oh how wonderful! They look so young!!!!

Nonie Mae said...

What a lovely story. Thank for sharing your wedding stories with us this week.

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

what wonderful memories you have to treasure! the party looks like it was beautiful. not many couples are lucky enough to make it to 50+ "happy" years of marriage =) debbie

Lori said...

Stephanie, How wonderful to end your week on the true inspiration to you of what a wonderful marriage is. I marvel at what i parents knew and how they manage all those years together and more in love then the day they say Ido! Keep in touch, what a lovely party for two lovely people! Love, Lori

Bertie said...

What a perfect way to wrap up your "Wedding Week"! Your mom looks beautiful and you were a very cute bride! How old were you? You look to be about eleven or twelve.


A very fitting way to end the week Steph.

Your Mum and Dad look blissfully happy :)


Stephanie, your parents look wonderful and so happy together. My Mum & Dad were married for 60 years, I was the youngest of 11 children. You are so lucky to have them with you still, cherish every moment.
Hugz, Coll :-}

Sonia ~ C. Crafts & Collectibles said...

Just wonderful, that was a wonderful post to end wedding week. Your parents are wonderful. Thank you for hosting wedding week Stephanie. That was so much fun!!

Cherub*Kisses said...

Ahh! I loved that :)) That is just the cutest love story. Smiles & Smiles!!


Hiya Steph, Just popping in to see how your friends daugher is doing with the surgery (i read it on Marys, Isabellas Closet, blog comments). It goes without saying that i will send many blessings her way :)

shann xxoo

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

What a wonderful story! I hope to be married this long! I feel so happy when I hear about long marriages! What a lovely house and beautiful cake too! And they both look so nice and so happy! You must feel so proud.

I have added you to my favorite blogs! I love your blog and have been visiting it for months! How funny is that :)

Jessica said...

Wonderful! My parents celebrated their 41st this past February!!!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Oh how sweet Stephanie! They are just soo cute! I love the story...a real love story for sure.