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.