The granddaughter of a Louisiana couple celebrating their 70th anniversary this year planned a romantic and touching photo shoot of the couple.
The high school sweethearts, Ferris and Margaret Romaire, had no pictures from their 1946 wedding day and their granddaughter, Amanda Kleckley, thought having the photo shoot would be a touching gift for their 70 years of being together.
Kleckley booked photographer Lara Carter for the special Oct. 12 event. Framed by a natural setting in Pearland, Texas, Ferris, 90, in a tuxedo, and Margaret, 89, in a grey lavender outfit and veil, posed for the pictures.
The couple smiled, laughed, and hugged while sipping some celebratory champagne.
“You can see the love between them in the way they interacted with each other and laughed together as we would go from the different poses,” Carter said, The Huffington Post reports. “They are a beautiful example of what marriage is meant to be.”
The couple imparted some golden nuggets of relationship wisdom to the photographer, who has been married for seven years herself. Ferris said that it is vital for a healthy marriage to “give each other space and respect one another” and also “admit when you are wrong, except that Margaret is never wrong!”
Margaret highlighted how important it is to give a good apology.
“If you ask Margaret she would say, ‘saying you’re sorry, except that Ferris has a hard time doing that!’” Carter said. “If a problem came up they solved it. It was more important to compromise and move on than to be right. Two was always better than one!”
The Romaires’ wedding on Nov. 24, 1946 was very simple. The ceremony was just 15 minutes long and the reception was hosted by the bride’s family. They have lived in Morgan City, Louisiana ever since.
“They still live in the same home they built for a growing family 65 years ago,” Carter said. “They didn’t have lots of money, but they had lots of shared values — the love of children, a good work ethic, a strong faith in God and a sense of humor.”
The Romaires have four children, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
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