Monday, December 23, 2013

50 years and counting

Last weekend I had the honor of hosting a 50th Anniversary party for my inlaws. They were married on December 21st 1963. We celebrated in June with our family trip to Destin but I wanted to do something more to acknowledge their 50 years. In todays world that doesn't happen as often as we would hope. I wanted their grandchildren especially to see what a great thing it is and also their friends and family.

I made the card box using a old suitcase I had

I had all this at home and used it as the photo table. Using old photos of their 50 years together.

I found this online and loved it.
Just imagine 1, 577, 880,000 seconds with someone

Nana had kept this scrapbook page. The hit of the day is the receipt at the bottom, it was for $3 which was the cost of the marriage license. I believe Papa said he may have had to borrow the $3. The other newspaper were her engagement and wedding shower announcements. The wedding shower said she had 75 guests.

the cake table

I ordered a small cake for them and a full sheet cake for the guests

With their grands

papa and coco, yes she has blossomed into a young lady

We held the reception at the same church they were married in. Actually it isn't the same building as it was lost in a tornado and then a fire in the past 50 years. There was still snow on the ground and very cold that day.

We didn't throw rice or anything but I wanted a picture of them leaving

1 comment:

Kelley said...

That is precious Pam!