Forty years. I've only lived half that. I've been married for 1/40th of that. Forty years is a long time.
Two good friends of mine - Carson & Shirley - celebrated their fortieth anniversary with their best of friends this past Saturday. At their wedding, those many years ago, they didn't have a first dance. Or much of a reception. There are only a few photographs of that momentous occasion. But that memory has survived. Along with that love.
For their fortieth anniversary, their one and only daughter wanted one thing - to give them what they didn't have. So she gave them a reception. Their friends got together (myself included) to decorate, plan, and provide food for these two wonderful people who have constantly done good for others.
Carson & Shirley, congratulations! Your love knows no boundaries and I'm honored to call you friends. Thank you for giving me a shining example of what love should be, and how to hold onto it. And Lesley - the "reception" was beautiful. Thank you for asking me to photograph it. I'm happy to have had a role in doing something so wonderful for your parents.
My mother is quite the creative one and put together this awesome Photo Booth display for photos.
The table decorations were beautiful and awesomely put together!
After dinner (which was de.lish!) Carson & Shirley had finally had their first dance... which Carson joked and sang the entire way through!
They had a beautiful cake and had a nice little cake-cutting! They even fed each other. *sigh* oh so sweet...
Brian put together another one of his famous slideshows featuring both old & new photos. That journey back in time was mostly... hilarious. As you can see here!
My mother is going to kill me for putting up this photo but I couldn't resist. She looks so cute!
We danced. A lot. It's what we do here in Burlington! Wizi Word!
A couple of family formals...
Congratulations again you two! Love you!
And of course thank you Sarah for all your hard work! Your pictures turned out great and I just love it when we get to photograph events together!