Can y’all believe we’ve almost come to the end of a full year of Sweet Tea Sundays? We’ve heard from couples just married and soaking in all of the joys of newlywed life, all the way to couples celebrating their golden anniversaries, and each one has inspired us and made us fall in love with love all over again. As fun as planning a wedding and being engaged may be, it’s peanuts compared to what comes after the wedding day. If you’re new to Southern Weddings (welcome!), I encourage you to spend some time this morning scrolling through our past Sweet Tea Sunday posts–there are buckets of wisdom in these pages. To start you off, please enjoy these words from Sue and Sean, who celebrated their 51st anniversary last month!
Wedding date: November 8, 1963
Children? Eight children, 19 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren
When did you know he/she was the one? Sue: When I first saw him, it was looooooove at first sight. Sean: On our first date, just being with her, I knew she was the one.
What is your favorite wedding memory? Sue: Sean picking me up at my momma’s house and seeing her cry. Sean: Just getting married, finally.
What’s the secret to your marriage? Sean: We never argue–we talk through it instead of fighting. Sue: Compromise and communication, communication, communication.
What’s your favorite thing to do together? Hanging out on the back patio and gardening.
What is your best memory related to the South? Planting and eating okra.
What is your best marriage advice? Don’t get mad over little things, do not raise your voice, and communicate with each other.