On June 12th, 2011 my in-laws celebrated with friends and family their 50th wedding anniversary. My husband and I hosted this along with our children, aunts, and friends. It was held in, what we call, our choir room at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. My mother-in-law was 17 when she married my father-in-law that was 19. They are two fine christians with a strong marriage that have experienced many ups and downs, including the death of a child. Congratulations, Freddie and Frances!
In the hallway we displayed pictures from the past and present.
I was given the idea by a friend to buy a tablecloth and allow the guests to sign the tablecloth instead of a book and let the couple keep it for a keepsake.
Prior to the event we asked the guests to be prepared to share, in writing, a memorable moment(s) with the couple. I printed a title and provided lines on cardstock. I plan on taking all of the beautiful cards and stories and making a book for them. I placed the cardstock in the tray below. There are those candlesticks again!
I got the chance to use that drink dispenser again! Here it is filled with ice water and lemon slices.
The cake was made by their niece Jessica, Didn't she do a great job! I was very pleased with the gladiolas. Wish the pictures were better, sorry :(