Saturday June 18, 2016 marked 50 years of marriage for George & Joan Kuyon, the owner's of Deer Run Winery, and boy did we celebrate in style! We opened at noon and gave away food items that first appeared in 1966 to commemorate the year Joan & George were married. Inside the gift shop, we played a narrative video recapping major events from 1966. Outside, we sold wine slushies at 50% off, Bloodroots band played for the crowd and we served cake in the afternoon! It was a wonderful time to share with our customers who very generously and graciously gave Joan & George well-wishes and congratulations throughout the day!
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.
I am the winemaker's wife. Scott and I married in 2014 and I transitioned from a hospitality manager to a grape farmer's wife, event coordinator and blog author.