Old photos, wonderful memories, a fellowship of family and friends, warm prayers and lots of laughter filled the air that hot March afternoon.
There was no big budget but we paid attention to the small details and asked friends and family to participate in setting up the whole event. Old photos came out of the various storage places and were hung on a string or place in frames accumulated through the years, golden balloons were glued to the ceiling, a tarp announced the precious event and mementos the couple had picked up through the years and various travels were scattered all over -- a testament to the love that has lasted through the years.
Ultimately though, what made the afternoon was not in the details but the happiness and the wide smiles of the celebrants. Here's to 50 more years, Pepz and Bethzie!
Photos courtesy of Mark Cortez, Paul Fabregas, Ned Canlas.