3.15.2011

then and now...

My father grew up in Wisconsin and my mother grew up in England.  They met in Germany, married in Phoenix, AZ and now live in Sedona, AZ.  In between they had some kids, dogs, cats, grandkids and lots of anniversaries.  Saturday they had another one, anniversary that is. 

We only have one photo of their wedding day and it's from outside the church.  Andrew Henry decided it would be neat to take a photo of them in the same spot on their anniversary for a "then and now" - so that's exactly what we did.

How cute are they?


I know I know, we should have put my Mom in a hat and given her some flowers but honestly we didn't think of it until we were on our way there.  It was just a quick thing we did before brunch, perhaps we can try again next year.  Fun fact, that church, though not in our neighborhood and not one we belong to, is where my daughter's high school graduation ceremony took place.  Oh the circles of life...

33 comments:

Stacey said...

The circles of life indeed...love these flashbacks! I've missed visiting you so much too! Happy Tuesday my friend. XX

Diana Mieczan said...

That is such a fantastic idea and you should totally frame both of those photos for them. They look so lovely:) Happy Tuesday, my dear

jandjhome said...

So sweet. I love the before and after! We celebrated my on laws 40th anniversary this weekend.

The Zhush said...

What a sweet and truly touching post...loved this!

Tess Kincaid said...

They haven't changed a bit. What a handsome couple. Happy Anniversary.

bronwyn said...

How interesting! And I love recreating photos! I have a few photos of my grandparents I would love to recreate some day. There is one of my grandmother in front of the flat where she and my grandfather lived in the early years of their marriage. It's here in San Francisco and I've been to it. Just haven't gotten around to it. This is really sweet. Happy anniversary to your parents!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

love this!!!

angryparsnip said...

What lovely photos.
I don't mind that your Mum doesn't have a hat or flowers, it looks likes a wonderful "today" photo.
And yes, they are so cute !

cheers, parsnip

MJM said...

Love this! I would have never thought to recreate that moment, but it is a lovely pairing!

Nicole said...

Oh I love how you took their photo in the same spot! That's fabulous!

kroney said...

It was a good idea! We wouldn't have thought to do it.

Teenage Bride said...

awwww that is the sweetest thing ever!!!!

lisaroyhandbags said...

what a great idea! The look just as gorgeous now as they did back then :)

Reya Mellicker said...

They're beautiful, then and now.

Privet and Holly said...

They are darling
and still as cute
and chic as they
were on the BIG DAY!
Happy Day,
xx Suzanne

Andrew H. said...

You know how I love the before and after shots! I think this turned out great!

Mo Pie, Please said...

I LOVE this! Such a great idea, that Andrew Henry ;) Congratulations to everyone on that anniversary!

quintessence said...

Just live this - they are simply charming! And look just as happy to be together as in the original shot!!

and flowers pick themselves said...

so wonderful! thanks for sharing!

xo Alison

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

So cute- just like the Back to the future photography series- I love it- Happy Anniversary to your parents.

audrey marie said...

aw so sweet - best wishes to the lovely couple :)

The Weaver of Grass said...

What a lovely idea that is - and what a photo to treasure for all of you.

Julie Smith said...

So. Stinkin'. Cute.

Krystal said...

You don't even know how much I love this!!!! I love then and nows!! they are perfect. Happy Anniversary to them!

Maria said...

OH how I LOVE this!
Two of my very favorite people - looking ever so Mah-vah-lous!
Happy, Happy Anniversary you two!
I love the B4 and Afters too AH!

Design Elements said...

touching post! Happy Anniversary!

Stitchfork said...

Love those circles! And a happy way to celebrate their anniversary.
xo Cathy

Karena said...

Jeanette how wonderful, they look so happy together. A very special memory!

Something luscious for your face..

Come and enter..

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Brenda Kula said...

Yes, the circles of life indeed...
Brenda

kroney said...

Thank you all for good wishes!

pamela said...

what a hoot! they have not changed at all. your brother sure looks like your dad! happy anniversary to them!

Kristin said...

I just love that...What a great idea!

Felicity said...

I've said it before, I'll say it again - that Andrew Henry is a gem!

Great idea to celebrate these two most precious people in your life and their enduring relationship with each other.

xx Felicity