So sweet!

I've been sitting on this info for a few weeks now, waiting patiently for the OK to share with anyone who will listen.....

The movie stars in the announcement? My grandparents!!!  Aren't they the cutest!?  They had a secret wedding a few weeks ago and those crazy kids tied the knot..again.  They wanted to send the announcement to their family and friends without actually telling anyone they were going to remarry!  They just wanted everyone to check their mail one day and "Well, what do you know? Joe and Peggy got married!" haha
So, I've had to sit quietly on the information until I knew that the announcements have been mailed.

The photo in the announcement is from their first wedding which took place on July 2, 1955. I just think it is such a romantic photo, so reminiscent of the famous V-J Day photo in Times Square taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt in 1945!

Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt, taken on V-J Day, 1945 (from Life Magazine)

They were really cute about getting engaged again, using their original rings which my Grandfather took to have cleaned and re-sized.  They were in the middle of planning a small ceremony to take place at their house, but my Grandmother is not in the best health these days and it was just getting to be a bit of a stress on her, and her health has been declining.  So, one day they went to get a marriage license, and just decided to go ahead and say their vows there that day.  I wish that I could have been there, but we all know that I would have been a blubbering crying mess of happiness!! Doesn't it just spark something in you that says love is not dead!!?  It makes me get all sappy, because of what they have come to mean to each other, at their age now... we joked about that he needed to make an honest woman of her, and that they've gotten so old, they got good again. haha   

But, I know that they had a rough patch in their marriage and decided to go their separate ways several years ago (10 or so?)  but shortly thereafter splitting up, they each had illnesses where the other was their caretaker and came back together in the same house.  With my Grandmother's health being not the best these days, I know that they probably went ahead with saying their vows to do it as soon as possible...but I can't go there yet, emotionally.  I want them to enjoy their honeymoon phase (again!) and I think that they both know that they truly truly want to be together...(and here comes the waterworks! ha)

In planning their second wedding, my Grandfather was very sentimental and wanted it to be on the exact same day as before and wanted her to wear the same color dress that she wore to their wedding celebration in 1955.  I just love love, and when it's your grandparents...it's even better.
Congrats to you guys, you are a wonderful inspiration to us all! xoxox 


Libby said...

What a sweet story, Carolyn! I am very happy for your grandparents. Hoping for the improved health of your grandmother.

Ellen @ Black and White and Loved All Over said...

um, how awesome is this!!?!

Kendall said...

This is one of the sweetest things I've seen in a long time. Good for them to still be so in love! And the picture of them is fantastic.

Muhammad Atif said...

Its perfect place for outing, enjoy that.

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