Afterwards, we welcomed over 100 friends and family in the evening for a private party under a tent on the front lawn. Father Ken led a ceremony to bless Joan & George's marriage which was followed by a delicious dinner buffet prepared & served by Partyman Catering. As the day gave way to evening we enjoyed live music played by Midlife Crisis band and catching up with old friends!
Scott, Joan & George's son, surprised his parents with a small fireworks display and afterwards gave them a sky lantern to set off together. While he handed them the sky lantern and lit the burner, he overheard Joan say to George, "I want another 25 years with you" to which George replied, "how about another 50".
I believe love is growing with a person, through the pain and the struggle, to get to the point where no matter how long two people have been together, it will never be enough.