Each wedding anniversary is a milestone and a time to be celebrated.
For the life you’ve built as a couple, for the life challenges you’ve endured as a couple and for the love you have for each other.
I met Deb at a business networking event. We started talking about the surprise party she was planning to celebrate the 40th wedding to the man who is her rock . This was going to be a cocktail party with the ladies in beautiful dresses, men in tuxedos and classic entertainment.
And I knew that Deb was going to pull it off.
Deb is the most alive person you will ever meet. With a smile that literally lights up the room. Mark is quieter and smiles broadly when he sees friends or Deb, the love of his life.
So what makes this event so special?
To be candid, all couples have their story. The life story that they have written together. With the high points, the low points and the moments that test everything.
I don’t know Deb and Mark’s whole story, just a small piece.
Both of their Sons have disabilities that require 24 hour care. So Deb and Mark haven’t taken extended vacations separately or together, ever.
This event was a tribute and a celebration of their relationship, the friends who they have relied on and the caregivers who have been with them for many years.
Here’s just a peek at the party. The entrance of the bride and (surprised ) groom, the embraces, the decorations and the pure joy on everyone’s faces as they all celebrated with Deb and Mark.