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Couple Recalls Fairy Tale Wedding on TV 50 Years Ago

Posted on November 13th, 2007 by Kori Ellis in Wedding Anniversaries 3 Comments

Don and Virginia ReedAs Don and Virginia Reed prepare for their 50th Anniversary next week, they reminisce about their fairy tale wedding on national television 50 years ago.

Back in the 1950’s, an NBC TV show, Bride and Groom, would select a couple and fly them to New York City for a lavish wedding, complete with a fabulous honeymoon trip.

In 1957, Virginia Peel’s aunt Ola Mae Moore composed a letter entering Virginia and her fiance Don Reed into the group of hopefuls. And with a stroke of luck, the young couple from a small town in East Texas was selected.

On November 20, 1957, Virginia and Don were married on national TV, beginning their life of wedded bliss. Virginia wore a gorgeous wedding gown that has since been worn by her niece, as well as her two daughters-in-law at their weddings.

What a truly wonderful story! Congratulations to the Don and Virginia as they celebrate their 50th Anniversary.

You can read more about the Reeds in the original article here.

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New Mexico Couple Celebrates Their 55th Anniversary

Posted on November 11th, 2007 by Kori Ellis in Wedding Anniversaries 1 Comment

Manuela (Nellie) and Ruben GonzalesLong-lasting love might be the most beautiful thing in the world.

Ruben and Manuela (Nellie) Gonzales of Carlsbad, New Mexico recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary!

The couple met in Brownfield, Texas and married on November 5, 1952. In 1971, they moved to Carlsbad.

Together they have six children – four daughters and two sons, plus 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. What a family!

Here, we love to recognize the couples that have achieved long-lasting love. They provide inspiration to all the newlyweds and almost-weds on their life journey.

Congratulations Ruben and Nellie! Happy Anniversary!

Read more about other couples who have recently reached milestone anniversaries, and find out more about the Gonzales family from the original article.

If you know of a couple that has reached a noteworthy anniversary recently, leave your comments here to tell us all about their story.

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Happy 30th Wedding Anniversary to George & Laura Bush

Posted on November 6th, 2007 by Kori Ellis in Celebrity Weddings, News, Wedding Anniversaries 2 Comments

George and Laura BushThe presidential couple celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary yesterday. And without getting into politics or anything else, it’s always comforting to me to see any couple in it for the long haul.

Whether it’s the President of the United States or someone I have never heard of, long-lasting love is terrific. In this age when more than half of American marriages end in divorce, a long-term commitment is a beautiful thing.

Some are upset that very little media attention, or even acknowledgement, was given to the Bush’s wedding anniversary. Scott Whitlock at newsbusters.org points out that ABC’s “Good Morning America” made no mention of the event. However the show “fawned over” John Edwards and his wife celebrating their 30th anniversary in July. I applaud both couples!

George and Laura Bush were married on November 5, 1977 in a morning wedding ceremony in the Glass Chapel of the First United Methodist Chruch in Midland, Texas. The couple had 75 guests and didn’t have any bridesmaids or groomsmen. A testament to the fact that you don’t need to have a lavish wedding to make it last!

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Couple Waits 27 Years for Wedding Pictures

Posted on November 6th, 2007 by Courtney in News, Wedding Anniversaries, Wedding Photography 5 Comments

Old photograph negativesYour wedding is something that you plan and plan and plan, and you’re certainly going to want to remember it forever! With all the frills you need to incorporate: your wedding dress, flowers, and a cake to name a few, those memories come at a pretty high cost. Let’s face it: even if you and your beau decide to elope, it still takes time and money to start a life together.

But what if those costs meant you’d have to wait 27 years to get your wedding pictures?

Believe it or not, Karen Cline and her husband, Mark, have had no photographs of their wedding that took place 27 years ago until just last week. Cline was busy working at a diner in Mansfield, Ohio, when Jim Wagner, the couple’s wedding photographer, now 80, surprised her with a wedding album.

Wagner said he’d been cleaning when he found the album. After running into Cline’s stepfather, he was able to track down the bride and give her the ultimate anniversary gift.

Talk about making the effort out of the goodness of your heart! Wagner said he “just thought [Cline] might like to have [the album].” He certainly didn’t expect anything in return.

When Cline saw the album, she “just stood there and cried and cried and hugged [Wagner].” Cline said that when she and her husband were married as teenagers they were devastated because they couldn’t afford to pay Wagner the $150 they owed. Instead they had to settle for one picture that a guest had taken as the bride walked down the aisle.

When Wagner finally caught up with Cline, though, she insisted on writing him a check on the spot! Clearly the couple has come a long way from their meager beginnings.

The couple celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary this past Thursday and I’m sure it was a special event, considering that one priceless gift.

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‘Truly’ Childhood Sweethearts Celebrate Diamond Wedding Anniversary

Posted on November 1st, 2007 by Melissa in News, Wedding Anniversaries 1 Comment

Jessie and Bill Cocks as YoungstersYes, believe it or not, these kids have been holding hands since they were 2 years old! 77 years later, Jessie Fright and Bill Cocks, are now celebrating their Diamond Anniversary after 60 years of marriage. Born in Margate, Kent England, in 1927 and 1928, they were neighbors and best friends up until Jessie moved away to become a nanny. Bill’s family moved to Eastleigh, Hampshire during the war and they briefly lost contact. The couple kept in touch with love letters along the way and finally became engaged in April 1947, at the age of 19. They were married in St. Peters Church, on November 8th that same year.

Jessie and Bill Cocks on their Wedding DayJust three days later, Bill was sent to Germany where he served with the Army as part of the peacekeeping force. Soon after, the couple settled in Bishopstoke, near Hampshire England, and reside there to this day! They have raised 4 children by which they now have 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The loving couple has touted their marriage as an “achievement”, and Mrs. Cocks says, “you make your vows when you get married and you stick to them.”

Jessie and Bill Cocks after their Diamond Wedding AnniversaryCan you believe this story?! It just goes to show how love can concur all. Some parents try so hard to protect their kids from “early love”, but look at what can actually come of it. So many people look down on young marriages; apparently you don’t know what love is, unless you are at least 25! I was married at the age of 19; my husband 21, and we are deeply in love and happy with two beautiful children. I know I will be married to Eric until the day I die, and I look at these stories with glee and inspiration, as I will one day celebrate my Diamond Anniversary.

Let’s say congrats to this wonderful couple… 60 years down and many more to come! I give them the Truly Married award for a long and successful marriage. “Cheers”.

Read the original story here

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Couple Celebrates 70th Wedding Anniversary

Posted on October 30th, 2007 by Kori Ellis in News, Wedding Anniversaries No Comments

70 YEARS! That’s a long time if you think about it. Imagine being with the “One You Love” all that time. Well, that’s exactly what J.W. and Mable Best did. They have Truly beaten the odds.

The happy couple from East Texas, married in 1937, have only been apart one time during their marriage while J.W. served in WWII. “Naturally, I was worried about him because I knew he was going into battle, and I wrote him a letter everyday,” said Mable. The Best’s family held a celebration in J.W. and Mable’s honor Saturday. “I love her more today, than I did the day we met.” said J.W., adding that he “knew” she was the one.

After reading this article I wanted to see what the statistics are for couples sticking together this long. With the divorce rate at nearly 50%, what are the chances? Well, to my surprise, people are actually staying together longer, and the divorce rate is down, yet the rate of marriage is also down. The number of couples living together without any intention of getting married has increased.

I think that couples who share the same values as J.W. and Mable won’t have to worry about statistics one bit. Every couple should use the 2 “Key Things” that Mable says keeps a marriage together: Love & Devotion.

Let’s all toast to the “Bride & Groom” for a marriage well done! Truly exceptional!

Read the original story on KLTV

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