Sunday, 29 January 2012

Reaching a Milestone

Yesterday we had a big celebration for Mum and Dad’s 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Mum and Dad

I must admit that when we celebrated their 40th Anniversary I wondered if they would realistically  reach this milestone, as they were late starters, so it made it all the more special.

They knew the party was happening, there was no way that I could keep that a secret, but they didn’t know that their bridesmaid and flower girl would be travelling from Queensland to join them. 

Mum Judy Ali

It really made the day.

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I had fun making a little display of Mum’s wedding dress and a few photos.  Mum made all the dresses (she was a dressmaking teacher at the time) and her wedding dress still looks as good as new.  It was designed to suit the old cameo brooch.  She was so tiny back then and the dress would only just fit on the mannequin for display.

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They were joined yesterday by lots of friends and family and I think everyone really enjoyed the day.

8 comments:

Fiona said...

How lovely Janice and congrats to your parents... very special and what a lovely display... the dress is beautiful...
Hugz

Chookyblue...... said...

congrats to your parents and what a beautiful dress..........

Joy said...

How absolutely wonderful Janice, and so special that you could have her bridesmaid and flower girl there to join the celebration. Your Mum and Dad still make a beautiful couple :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Anita said...

I loove the dress! Congrats to your parents, such a milestone, my parents have their 50th later this year too.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

How wonderful for you all. What a memorable day. The dresses are just gorgeous and I don't think they have dated :)

Cardygirl said...

Great pics of a lovely day!

Tracy said...

How lovely. Thanks for sharing a part of your family Janice. Your parents look happy then and now.
Tracy

Melody said...

Wonderful photos and a gorgeous dress. Congratulations to the happy couple.