Thursday, 25 September 2008
A Golden Wedding
Last Saturday was my parents' Golden Wedding ; 50 years of laughter and happiness ! Even though the carefully planned "do" has had to be postponed (due to one pinned and plated leg in plaster !) we had an enjoyable family day together . In the evening we watched a DVD of "Some Like it Hot" which I took with me as a little cheering-up present - it turned out to be rather apt , as it was nearly the same age as my parents' marriage ; having been made in 1959 . Even my sons watched it , and I caught one of them actually laughing at a black and white film .... which as every tech-savvy teen would agree are generally so beneath contempt they're off the radar !!! Lol ! I noticed that Marilyn Monroe wore a fur wrap very similar to the one I saw in Bath .
I had my own 20th wedding anniversary this year - Ceramic , apparently ! Well here we are in the heart of the Potteries , but as Ashley worked for Wedgwood for many years I've got more dinner service than I could shake a stick at - so we passed on the presents this time . In another 5 years it will be Silver... hmm sounds more promising ! I can't believe that it's 25 years ago that I made a celebratory , fully iced cake for my parents' silver wedding ! I was only 20 myself (sigh) and then practically equi-distantly I made them a Ruby wedding cake 15 years later for their 40th anniversary . I was really proud of that one with its sugar paste ivy and roses arranged on top . Perhaps I should have produced a cake this time .... maybe I made the scheme of things go wonky by not doing so ? Oh , I dunno ....
Here are some of the beautiful , vintage style original wedding cards from those 50 years back in time.
When I was looking for photos to illustrate this post I first found this gorgeous golden rose , snapped in a Norfolk stately home garden -
and it is a lovely symbol for a Golden Wedding ; both myself and my mother adore roses - especially scented ones . They epitomise romance and perfection , so they are a wonderful visual allusion , but I prefer this next photograph to end my post . I forget where Ashley took this , but I love the golden dappling along the way , and shafts of sunlight ahead on that long road ; to me it is the perfect symbol for a long and very happy marriage .
TaTa For Now ,