We’ve got a treat for you today because we’re sharing a love story that’s 60 years in the making! So if you’re wanting some heartwarming inspo and real advice for a love that stands the test of time keep reading and check out Ginger and George’s 60th anniversary wedding shoot below. Our hearts are bursting at the seams!
This is an old-fashioned love story that started on June 2nd, 1958 at the Simple Simon Restaurant. Did you know that back in the day people shared tables at restaurants when they got busy? Low and behold the waitress seated George at Ginger’s table with her and her friends. George and Ginger kept the conversation short and sweet and went on their separate ways.
The destined-to-be couple’s lives crossed a number of times over the next few months. With all of these run-ins Ginger knew she had to find a way to officially reconnect with George, but she didn’t know how. So one night after coming home from a date Ginger walked into her living room to find her brother, his wife, and George waiting on her sofa! It turns out George and Ginger’s brother went to high school together and the four went on a double date for late night breakfast at the diner that night…and the rest was history! Ginger and George married exactly 1 year and 4 days after they met at the Simple Simon Restaurant.
Let’s fast forward 60 years, 4 kids, 18 grandkids, and 19 great-grandkids later. It’s Ginger and George’s 60th wedding anniversary and the kids know they have to do something special so they fly up Grandmom and Grandad to New Jersey. Not only this, but the kids organize a 60th anniversary photo shoot because Ginger and George really are the BEST grandparents ever. How sweet is this!?
You would never be able to tell Ginger was nervous. Ginger and George have a truly undeniable chemistry together and it translates beautifully into these heartwarming photos.
With a lifetime of love under their belts, Ginger and George have some advice for young couples today.
Advice from Ginger and George:
1: “Don’t go to bed angry.”
2: “Be prepared to forgive, always, because you just have to do it.”
3: “Maintain a good sense of humor.”
(That last bit is George’s personal favorite)
We’d say this is some pretty valuable advice and we hope you take it to heart. We loved writing this post and hope you had just as much fun reading it!
Hair and Makeup: Christine Swope
Florals: Ivy On Main Florals
Gown Rental: Bridal Suite Boutique
Photography: Abigail Gingerale Photography