High school sweethearts Ferris and Margaret Romaire were given a special treat as they marked their 70th wedding anniversary this year. When the couple, from Louisiana, got married in a 15-minute ceremony in 1946, nobody had a camera to capture their special day.
But seven decades later, their granddaughter, Amanda Kleckley, organised a photoshoot with photographer Lara Carter to help recreate their dream wedding photos that they had always wanted. The striking pictures sees Margaret, 89, dressed in a stunning lavender coloured gown and a matching jacket, while Ferris, 90, looks dapper in a tailored suit. The lovebirds are clearly still very much smitten as they tenderly embraced one another in the beautifully taken pictures.
Ferris and Margaret Romaire had no photos from their wedding in 1946
"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," Lara told The Huffington Post. "They are a beautiful example of what marriage is meant to be."
Speaking about how much she enjoyed taking the photographs, Margaret told ABC News: "I'm sure people had cameras then but evidently nobody thought to bring a camera to our wedding. We didn't have weddings then like people do today. The photographer was just so pleasant and made us feel at ease but we felt foolish, being 89 and 90 and playing dress-up like this."
"We didn't have weddings then like people do today," said Margaret
The Texas-based photographer also said the couple, who have lived in the same home for 65 years and share four children as well as eight grandchildren, shared some of their top tips for a healthy marriage. Some of which included, "giving each other space and respecting one another" and "admitting when you are wrong."