It wasn't exactly 50 years ago today . . .
for it was November 26
not October 19
But we chose that day to celebrate because
a) we met in October and that blind date was what really changed our lives --
not the wedding
b) the weather is much nicer in October and we could also have guests in the garden
c) a party on Thanksgiving weekend is never a good idea
d) our daughter, son in law and grands could come for several days
And so we celebrated early . . .
My only request --
A big "50" hanging from the front porch!
Daughter Sarah was full of surprises
Our only "wedding" picture
because we were married at the Courthouse in Kansas City
she had blown up to poster size!
It greeted our guests!
A slide show running constantly --
not only of the last 50 years but also some of our childhood pictures
And now I know why we never dated in high school--
we were both pretty nerdy looking!
As our wedding never included flowers . . .
She filled the house!
Creamy white roses and white hydrangeas!
Food was served in the dining room
Punch, cake, nuts and mints in the breakfast room
Additional seating plus beer and a bar outside!
Granddaughter Lucy -- all ready for the party
Granddaughter Piper got shy!
I shed a tear or two when the cake arrived
We never had one of those either!
Friend Rob of Crooner's Cakery made the cake
A festive table for cake, punch, nuts and mints!
The reception was form 1 to 4
so it was light
Chicken salad and mini croissants
Heart shaped sugar cookies frosted with white and sprinkled with gold
The silver punch bowl (my 25th Anniversary present) filled with
A smaller punch bowl held Anniversary Punch
Grand Lucy presided over that punch bowl.
She loved pour punch!
It was a great day and we were happy to share it with friends and family.
Our cousins, my brother and his sister, our nieces and nephews all came
As well as many friends -- both old and new!
We were both awed with the friends who came to wish us well.
It was fun to sit together on the couch and open the cards that were left --
Pictures of us you might ask -- where are they?
Daughter Sarah arranged for a professional photographer to be there
to record the event --
we've not gotten those back yet!