Hi ladies + gents! Starting this week Lara will be dropping in periodically to share her perspective on weddings… enjoy!
Something my wonderful friend Natalie taught me is, when the goin’ gets tough, ask yourself, “Will it matter when we’re 80?” Those moments of pure pull-your-hair-out-stress during wedding planning are bound to happen. The engagement period is an exciting time but, for many, daunting, with big decisions to make, family battles to wage and important questions to ponder like who is going to carry the wee little ring bearer to the altar if he decides to play with your pretty aisle flowers along the way!? What if your napkins don’t arrive in the perfect shade of blush? What if your father-in-law’s toast goes awry? What if your cake tastes more like double chocolate than classic chocolate!? Will it matter when you’re 80?
Just ask these young lovers that we’ve all fallen in love with. Ruth and Jerry stole our hearts last year (and yours!). Met at 83; married at 83.
Ruth and Jerry are happy, in love and don’t have a care in the world except being good to each other. We loved these two so much they even made a special appearance in V3!
Jose Villa captivated so many with these images of this sweet couple who has been married for over 65 years.
It’s hard to ignore the sweet care between these two.
Imagine you and your fiance/husband many moons from now… will what you’re fussing about matter when you’re 80?
Married 60 years and the Hightsmiths are still celebrating!
Loving this table with the bright yellow forsythia in simple mason jars!
How sweet is this!? Congrats, Highsmiths!
“Grow old along with me. The best is yet to be – the last of life for which the first was made.”
– Robert Browning
I hope at 80 years of age Ari and I are snug as a bug in a rug, laughing at all the silly things we worried about, loving life and enjoying a big slice of pecan pie together!
What do you think are the secrets to growing old together and staying as happy as these lovebirds? Where do you hope to be when you’re 80?
GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment here, and one lucky couple will get a copy of one of my favorite books, Love Poems!