There were two rooms of the house utilized for the event. In the dining room, there was a buffet counter for the food and a long table with 25 chairs for all of the family to sit together. The tables were layered with white linens and navy overlays from Shoreline Party Rentals. The table was decorated with floral centerpieces by Flora Verdi and mercury glass candle votives rented from KTSE.
Before dinner started, the family had their pictures taken by Purple Monkey Photography. All of the families took photos with their individual families and then as a big group. We think it is such a good idea to hire a professional photographer for rare occasions like this. Thyme Savor Catering prepared a vast array of tremendous food. The buffet consisted of seafood platters as well as kids' meals with chicken tenders and mac & cheese. It is always hard to pass up mac & cheese, even for adults.
One of their granddaughters prepared a slideshow presentation for them, which they watched during dinner. She recreated their lifetime of love using pictures and videos from the day her grandparents met to the present. It was extremely heartfelt and it even made some of us tear up.
After dinner, the guests went into another oceanfront room for dessert and dancing. Active DJ Entertainment had guests of all ages up and dancing with smiles on their faces. Watching Dick +Peggy interact with each other was such a wonderful experience within itself. This was such an enjoyable day and we were so happy to be a part of it. Their love has lasted 50 years and every day is a new journey in which they take together. Your undying love is truly admirable. We wish you many more years of love and happiness, congratulations!
One of the grandchildren created a really touching slideshow to play during the dinner. Dick + Peggy had no idea what she had been working on for months. It was really sweet to watch their granddaughter narrate through each slide and show many family photos that had not been seen in years. Some family members were seeing these photos for the first time too. This moment just reminded me how bless I am to have such a big, loving family as well!