Hotel Del Coronado 30 Year Anniversary Portrait Session
If you've ever been to a wedding you've probably seen, heard and maybe even participated in the Anniversary Dance. If you haven't, let me tell you what it is. The DJ will call up all married couples on to the dance floor. He/She will play a slow, romantic song, and the couples will sway to the music. Throughout the song the DJ will announce certain anniversaries, starting with the shortest one - "If you've been married for less than 4 hours, please exit the dance floor". Obviously, the only couple on the dance floor married for only such a short amount of time would be the bride and groom. Next, he'll call out one year, two year, three year etc. Up until there's only one couple left on the dance floor. The longest we've seen this go on for is for over 60 years of marriage!!
The sweet gesture behind this tradition is to see what couple at the wedding has been married the longest. And then the DJ asks them to share what their secret to a happy marriage is. The most common reason we hear are "Happy Wife, Happy Life!". Grooms - Take note!
Now, back to this adorable portrait session we did at the end of 2017. This couple found us on Google and actually flew in all the way from San Francisco to have their anniversary images done. And what a milestone anniversary it was - 30 years of wedded bliss! How amazing is that? And to make it even cooler - the session ended up taking place on owner Anna's own 5 year wedding anniversary!
Anna said it was so special to see this couple, who had been married for 30 years, still show so much love and appreciation for each other. "It created a spark for my own marriage and makes me look forward to the future."
This lovely couple also said that they hadn't had any pictures taken of just the two of them since their wedding, 30 years ago! It's moments like these that makes us appreciate and value the work we do. To be able to provide this couple with some stunning portraits for the first time in three decades. Words can't express our gratitude so we'll just let the images speak for themselves.