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Couple Finally Gets Wedding Photos Take on 70th Anniversary

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Ferris and Margaret Romaire had to wait 70 years, but they finally have wedding photos. The couple didn’t have a single picture of their wedding day, but for their 70th anniversary, they finally had a photo session with a wedding photographer to give them the kinds of photos and memories they never had before.

Ferris and Margaret were high school sweethearts who had a small ceremony in Morgan City, Louisiana when they were married on November 24, 1946. Yet somehow, no one though to take photos during the 15 minute ceremony.

“I’m sure people had cameras then but evidently nobody thought to bring a camera to our wedding,” Margaret, 89, explains. “We didn’t have weddings then like people do today.”

In the 70 years since their wedding, Ferris and Margaret have had four children, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. For their 70th anniversary, one of those grandchildren, Amanda Kleckley, 34, decided to give her grandparents something they never had.

Amanda hired a professional photographer to take wedding photos, 70 years later. “We take for granted how we document every moment of our lives,” Amanda explained. “I wanted them to have something they could look at and be reminded of how special their marriage is.”

Fortunately, the tuxedo that Ferris, 90, had in his closet still fit. Margaret then went to a local shop and spent a mere $9 on a lovely lavender dress and veil. The two then posed in a beautiful field with the sun behind them for a wonderful and charming photo session.

“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,” said photographer Lara Carter. “They are a beautiful example of what marriage is meant to be.”

Afterwards, Amanda took prints of the photos and turned them into a photo album to share with family and friends. She credits her grandparents’ long and healthy marriage with staying active, as well as the fact that the two are “always smiling and laughing.”