A Golden Couple
Half a century ago, they say,
A wonderful marriage began that day.
Two beautiful people joined as one,
And worked together to make living fun.
We celebrate now those fifty years;
We raise our glass and give three cheers:
To partners in life in both work and play,
It’s our pleasure to share your golden day.
Happy 50th Anniversary! By Karl Fuchs (Source.)
Yesterday my grandparents celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. To mark the occasion they held a dinner party at The Rose Inn and we had a very lovely evening! It was a big old family event.
In the build up to their anniversary, I have been busy gathering party accessories and we purchased a beautiful present for them.
How special is that?
We all arranged to meet at 6 as we were sitting down at our table at 6.30. We all arrived on time minus my Mum’s youngest sister who got lost and ended up being a tad late. But the weather was pleasant enough with some sunshine but a little breeze, so we ended up waiting for her in the beer garden which was still enjoyable.
My Aunt Chantelle with her grandson Harvey.
My Grandma with her great-grandson. Harvey got loads of attention last night
Once my aunt and her family finally found their way to the pub, we all went to our table. My grandparents arrived earlier than everyone else to prepare the venue however the landlady wouldn’t let them help and set it all up herself. She did a marvellous job! It looked beautiful.
We all found our way to our seats with the help of name cards and soon everybody was settled down in their places ready to eat!
The Golden Couple located proudly at the head of the table.
My cousin Tasha with her baby Harvey.
Lovely family picture
My cousin Beth.
Time to eat!
I ordered the lasagne which was delicious and rich in flavour, the garlic bread had a wonderfully crunchy texture and the salad was also tasty – all round top notch meal.
I was pretty starving and ravished the whole plate up. I don’t mess around!
After dinner I looked at my grandparents wedding album.
The pictures are lovely and everybody looks so young. Well I guess they would, the pictures are 50 years old
I think that everybody enjoyed taking a look at the pictures!
Me with two of my favourite people
A little while after dinner settled down, the dessert menu arrived on the table and we all chose what we wanted to have. Gary and I ordered ice cream, where you can pick and mix whatever 3 flavour scoops you wish. We both picked two scoops of caramel honeycomb and one scoop of vanilla.
By coincidence there were some Morris dancers performing last night in the little village square, they began at 8pm so while we waited for our desserts we all went out the front to watch them perform. They were very funny and quirky.
The Morris dancers provided a lot of entertainment and giggles. But baby Harvey wasn’t sure what to make of it all, so he played happily with one of the balloons.
We watched the Morris dancers until around 9pm then we headed back to our table around the back of the building to enjoy dessert!
Mum’s mango pavlova above, which I tried a mouthful of and it was absolutely delectable. So soft and light!
And my dessert. I love ice cream, and this was so lovely. The caramel scoops were rich and delicious and the vanilla was ever so creamy. I heart dessert.
Finally, our lovely evening concluded with a small toast made by my granddad. By this point I think the drink had began to make an effect on him so he was fairly amusing in his toast:
I had such a lovely evening celebrating my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary, and I’m sure that they enjoyed themselves too. It was a perfect way to mark their special occasion.