On a beautiful early Autumn Saturday family and friends gathered at a glorious 17th century Manor House to celebrate a Diamond Wedding Anniversary. Buck’s Fizz was enjoyed by all in the lovely gardens which served as a perfect backdrop to some group photographs.
We were at Drybridge House in Monmouth and we all had a really lovely time with a delicious meal in the splendid dining hall. The anniversary couple cut a beautiful cake and their three sons all gave moving tributes to their parents. It was wonderful to see all the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren gathered round this lovely couple together with their bridesmaids and many dear friends.
Yes it was a lovely day celebrating a traditional marriage and it will be lovely to look back on the memories for a long time to come.
But essentially it was a celebration of LOVE.
As I was travelling home I was thinking how in these more enlightened times we could enjoy marking these anniversaries of all kinds of love between all kinds of couples – a silver, golden, diamond or even first anniversary of LOVE is worth celebrating and enjoying.
After all, we are who we are and we love who we love.