Once you have been married for 88 years, it might be difficult to bring something new into your life. But for one Chinese couple, after 88 years of wedded bliss, they finally got their wedding photos. What I mean is, they finally got to have their wedding photos taken.
As reported by many sources, including the Today Show, “cameras were scarce in China in 1924, when Wu Conghan, 101, and wife Wu Sognshi, 103, tied the knot, so they have no photos from their big day. But nearly nine decades later, they re-created the happiness of the event.”
The (not) blushing bride wore white, as did the groom. With red roses for a bouquet and canes for support, their smiles beam across the years.
And they didn’t even have to wait for their proofs; the couple was able to see the photos immediately on a computer. After all, when you are over 100 years old, you don’t want to have to wait for anything. (As my father used to say before he left us at 99 years, 9 months and 19 days, “at my age, you don’t buy green bananas.”)
So how did these photographs come to be taken? It was part of an initiative in the couple’s hometown, where photographers volunteered to take pictures of elderly couples who had no original wedding photos.
And after the photos were taken, their hometown threw them a wedding celebration! Let’s hope they make it to their 90th anniversary – that would be one for the record books.
You see, it is never too late to make memories – or to preserve them. If I could only get my hands on their wedding invitation – what a collage that would make!
Do you have access to a “vintage” invitation – one that is at least 5o years old? If you do, be the first to contact me and I will be happy to create a collage of that invitation at no charge – just email me. I can’t wait to work on it!