The celebration was set for Saturday, January 23. We woke up Thursday morning to see a winter storm warning for Friday/ Saturday in the weather forecast. They were calling for up to 14″! Friday morning the skies let loose with 30+mph winds all day and about 8″ of snow. Would the celebration the next day be on?
David and Alice had waited 50 years for a wedding celebration and they weren’t about to wait any longer! See when they were dating David was called up to go to war while Alice was in nursing school. Having no time for a wedding, they went to the Justice of the Peace for an exchange of vows. Now this was back in the day when you had to have a blood test to be married. It took three days to get the results back in KY. They thought in Indiana you go the results back the same day so they drove there to get married. Come to find out you had to wait three days also! So David and Alice took the blood test and drove back to KY to wait. Back to Indiana the third day for the results and a courthouse union. Sadly, it was the same day David had to leave-for a whole year! They didn’t even spend one night together.
So this year, 2016, the Wilsons celebrated 50 years of married bliss by having not only a party but a real wedding ceremony! They didn’t even see each other before the wedding:) It’s still a wonderful, sweet love. It has stood the test of time- the better, the worse, the rich, the poor. What all marriage is designed to be:)
Be together while you can. Enjoy and cherish your family. As you grow up, time together as a family seems to get smaller. A large family photo is one of the best presents you can give yourself or each other. I’ve had the privilege of working with various members of the Billings family over the years and was delighted when they asked me to come photograph their family over Christmas. It turned out to be in the upper 60s two days before Christmas when we had the shoot. The grass was even green! So we took advantage of the beautiful weather and went outside. I’m sure these images warm the heart every time they are seen.
You don’t happen to hear of too many January weddings, especially those that happen outdoors. Kara and Brian defied the odds with their union. They wanted their shared passion of horses to be apart of their wedding day. They were married in front of their two thoroughbreds’ stalls on a cold- but relatively mild at 32- January afternoon. What a lovely idea:)