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My grandparents wedding vow ceremony {64 years of marriage}

My grandparents wedding vow ceremony was this weekend and all went good! The weather was perfect and my grandparents were on their best behavior. Friends and family gathered here at our home for the ceremony and luncheon. My grandparents are fortunate that they still have a couple friends who were able to attend the festivities. It’s kind of strange, they are in their mid-80’s and most of their siblings and friends have all passed away. They had an opportunity to reminisce with my grandfather’s sister and a handful of friends that they haven’t seen in years.

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The ceremony started at 12:30 on Saturday afternoon.

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The Reverend was super nice and did a beautiful job with the ceremony. My grandfather must have asked me 50 times that week, “is the Reverend all set for Saturday?” I was thankful when I saw her arrive. Phew!

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My grandfather kept looking over at me while I was taking pictures. I know what he was thinking, “there is that Jessie, taking pictures for that blog!” Yes indeed gramp, you are right!

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Look at him, starring right at me while he is suppose to be praying. Do you think I am right? 🙂

grandparents_wedding_vow_ceremony My grandparents wanted a casual and short ceremony and I think it turned out just the way they wanted.

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A short moment of bickering, they can’t go 5 minutes without it, when my grandfather couldn’t figure out which finger to put the ring on. I thought my grandmother was going to bop him over the head with her flowers. hehe

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She was doing her best to bite her tongue.

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He had to lick his finger to get the ring on…….oh my.

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Pretty cute 🙂

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For those of you who have been following our blog for a while, you know my grandfather does not dress up. This was a big deal for him to wear a nice “stain free” shirt. My aunt handled getting their attire coordinated and he almost had a heart attack when she told him that his shirt cost $80. He was afraid to wear it. He can’t wait to send pictures of himself dressed up in this shirt to his old coffee buddies in Florida.

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My grandparents love their great grandchildren.

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and their granddaughter 🙂

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My dad patting their heads that they did a good job. ha

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The kids did a great job occupying themselves and staying busy.

 

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The girls enjoyed playing waitress :).

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grandparents_wedding_vow_ceremonyMy aunt made the cake which was delicious.

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We all sang the groom feeds the bride and so on. My grandfather thought we were crazy.

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Here they were 64 years ago at age 18.

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My grandparents wedding vow ceremony turned out fantastic and I think they were very happy. My grandfather told my grandmother to not get use to this, renewing vow thing……he said he isn’t doing it again in sixty four years. I don’t know about that grandfather of mine :).

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24 Comments

  1. Belinda C. says:

    Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us.

    1. Very sweet and so inspirational! Thanks for sharing.

  2. How very sweet. It will be a lovely memory for your whole family.

  3. Aww, how sweet! Congratulations to them on 64 years of marriage! Thanks for sharing.

  4. What a lovely day for all of you. My parents celebrated 65 years last October (my father passed about a month later) and it was nice for them to see some friends and family – even the ring bearer came! They are much older than your grandparents and had married at 21 and 27.

    As I’ve written to you in the past, you are an amazing young woman and the deep love and commitment you have for your family is just beautiful!

    Congratulations to your grandparents!

    gena

    1. Sorry to hear about your dad 🙁 That is great they were able to celebrate though before his passing. Thanks so much Gena 🙂

  5. So cute! Made me laugh. 🙂

  6. Norma Jean says:

    Sixty-four years! Wow! What a great example they have set for their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In spite of all the bickering you can see the love they have for each other. Thanks for sharing with us!

  7. Thank You for sharing this. All the makeovers in the blog world could not compare to a marriage that stays the test of time. It isn’t perfect…but they persevered! LOVE IT!

  8. So very precious! Congrats to the whole family!

  9. Michelle Wright says:

    Loved reading this. Thanks for sharing.

  10. This was so sweet Jesse! Thank you so much for taking the time to snap a few photos and let us in on this momentous occasion.

    Gram is so beautiful in that gorgeous white blouse and Gramps looked so stately in his new guayavera shirt.

    Just imagine if they hadn’t gotten together 64 years ago, none of the folks in that group photo would be here today. But that young man noticed that young girl and decided that she was the one for him – and the rest was history. 🙂

  11. How cute are they?!!?! What a great idea….looks like everyone enjoyed themselves!

  12. Patty Wilkins says:

    Congratulations! 🙂

  13. Great story Jessica. I can relate to the whole bickering thing – my Aunt and Uncle, who used to live together in our granny flat before my Uncle passed, used to bicker constantly. The funny thing is, I think my husband and I will be the same when we reach our eighties (we are only in our forties and we bicker now!).

    Cheers
    Winnie

  14. What a great post – I loved learning little tid-bits about your grandparents! What a celebration, so glad you shared it with the world!

  15. Raejean Klopfenstein says:

    How sweet & adorable…God Bless them with many more! Thank You for sharing
    their day with all of us!