With All My Love…

10 Aug

…to my wonderful parents


Today is their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Something of an achievement eh?

I’m so proud and happy to be able to wish them every happiness on this special day. 

Love you lots Mamma and Papá – and wishing you many more special years together.


52 Responses to “With All My Love…”

  1. Mad Dog August 10, 2013 at 00:15 #

    Happy anniversary to your parents 🙂

  2. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide August 10, 2013 at 00:53 #

    Fantastic photo! Happy anniversary to your parents.

  3. Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy August 10, 2013 at 01:19 #

    How funny! Tomorrow is my parents’ 50th! Heartfelt warm wishes to yours!

    • Chica Andaluza August 10, 2013 at 09:46 #

      Wow – that is a coincidence. All good wishes to yours too, it’s lovely to hear of other long lasting relationships in these days of broken marriages and family break up. Long live romance!

  4. tobyo August 10, 2013 at 01:24 #

    it’s a great achievement! and what a great photo too. such a lovely couple. happy anniversary to your parents!

    • Chica Andaluza August 10, 2013 at 09:56 #

      It is indeed a remarkable achievement and they (like many, many couple) really have gone through the better and worse, sickness and health – I’m so happy for them!

  5. DianeT August 10, 2013 at 01:29 #

    Please convey our best wishes for a happy anniversary to your Mum and Dad. What a fabulous photo. We were married 48 years ago, so the photo brings back wonderful memories of that decade.

    • Chica Andaluza August 10, 2013 at 09:47 #

      Oh I will Diane – thank you so much. My mum is now getting to be quite a whizz on the computer, so I’m hoping she will see this and all the lovely messages! Not long now then till your Golden Anniversary, how wonderful 🙂

  6. cecilia August 10, 2013 at 03:44 #

    and what an extraordinary shot! wow.. and FIFTY years! WOW.. your parents rock! and how cool of you to share it with us too!! have a lovely day all of you, Hope you are getting together for a big Hooly.. c

    • Chica Andaluza August 10, 2013 at 09:50 #

      Oh my parents do indeed rock! That photo was of them walking back down the aisle – I think my mum must have been saying something but no digital photos then, I think they got about 20 or so in their album and that was that, but I love it! We are heading to England next week and having a family get together. They had been due to go to Italy for a fortnight (where they went on their honeymoon) but sadly my dad contracted pneumonia 10 days ago. He’s on the mend (after giving us a BIG fright) but not allowed to travel. Never mind, they have each other and we have them 🙂

  7. Eha August 10, 2013 at 04:29 #

    My warmest congratulations to your parents and happiness to all the family celebrating! [ Have to send you my first wedding photo ‘on the sly’: almost the same dress and veil, tho’ mine was held in place by a Juliet cap and the flowers were lilies of the valley 😀 ! Simply cannot believe the similarity tho’ am giving away secrets in the process!!!!]

    • Chica Andaluza August 10, 2013 at 09:54 #

      Thank you Eha and I’d love to see the photo! Funnily enough my mum made this dress from a simple pattern – what makes it bizarre is that I don’t think she’s sewn anything since (or had even sewn anything before). Back then times were tougher for them and they had a little reception in my grandparent’s home and then set off to meet all my dad’s family in Italy for their honeymoon (which by all accounts did not involve much time alone together!). Do send that photo – I got rid of mine but I looked like a meringue wearing an Elvis wig (I blame the early 1990’s!).

      • Eha August 11, 2013 at 03:11 #

        I shall once I find which shoebox they are in [yep, often that ‘bad’ here!!]: mine was of faille . . . Oh, DO hope your Dad improves quickly and DO have a very happy family time together!! Cook Italian, drink Italian and help them plan another trip!!!

      • Chica Andaluza August 11, 2013 at 10:27 #

        Aha – you know what our plans are…that’s exactly what we are going to do!

  8. Amanda August 10, 2013 at 08:13 #

    Congratulations to them! Don’t they look fabulous !

    • Chica Andaluza August 10, 2013 at 09:56 #

      They do – my beautiful young mum and her gorgeous Italian bridegroom!

  9. Food and Forage Hebrides August 10, 2013 at 10:38 #

    Happy anniversary to you parents, what a great day too celebrate, and thank you so much for reminding me it is indeed my parent’s 45th wedding anniversary today. I am going to call them now!

    • Chica Andaluza August 10, 2013 at 11:46 #

      All good wishes to your parents too – glad I was able to remind you of the date!

  10. idiosyncratic eye August 10, 2013 at 12:02 #

    Many congratulations to your Mamma and Papa! 🙂

  11. Karen August 10, 2013 at 14:16 #

    Best wishes to them both. May they share many more happy years together.

  12. cathyandchucky August 10, 2013 at 14:17 #

    Congratulations to your parents. 50 is a very special number and there’s only another 10 years till they get to the Diamond anniversary 60! xoxox

  13. bitsandbreadcrumbs August 10, 2013 at 17:42 #

    What a fantastic looking couple, and you can almost see they’d be together 50 years later! Happy Anniversary to your parents, Tanya. Hope you all enjoy celebrating together, and glad to read that your dad is on the mend.

    • Chica Andaluza August 11, 2013 at 10:26 #

      Thanks Betsy – they’ve been an inspiration to me as a couple and as parents – they set the bar high!

  14. Rachel August 10, 2013 at 20:17 #

    Mazel tov and many more… Thanks for sharing and *what* a great photo!

  15. Tandy | Lavender and Lime August 11, 2013 at 07:35 #

    That’s fantastic Tanya!

    • Chica Andaluza August 11, 2013 at 10:28 #

      🙂 It’s nice to have something as lovely as this to celebrate with them!

  16. thecompletecookbook August 11, 2013 at 10:46 #

    What a handsome couple! Beautiful photo of your folks Tanya. Wishing them much love for a very happy 50th anniversary. So very special. My folks are 5 years behind yours.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  17. ChgoJohn August 11, 2013 at 23:12 #

    This is wonderful, Tanya! Happy Anniversary to the Newlyweds! From what I hear, the first 50 years are the toughest. 🙂 That photo is fantastic and your Mum was a beautiful bride. Dad was looking good, too.
    Sorry their trip has been delayed but it’s best to be cautious with these things. I know you cannot wait to get there to celebrate with them. Now that will be quite a party!

    • Chica Andaluza August 12, 2013 at 07:11 #

      Lovely comment John – will make sure they see this and all the others too! Yes, I think now they’re over the first 50 years, they can settle nicely into married life 🙂 They’re still little lovebirds too, it’s wonderful!

  18. abrooke65 August 12, 2013 at 17:03 #

    So beautiful. Such a handsome couple. Felicidades!

    • Chica Andaluza August 12, 2013 at 17:43 #

      Muchisimas gracias – will pass on the felicidades!

  19. PendleStitches August 12, 2013 at 19:33 #

    How beautiful is you mamma? And papa is so very handsome. Many congratulations to them on such a wonderful occasion.

  20. themateriallady August 13, 2013 at 15:12 #

    What a wonderful thing to celebrate – 50 years really should be a reason for a great party!
    Has she decided if she will keep him yet? I hope they had a great day and that your Dad is getting better daily 🙂

    • Chica Andaluza August 13, 2013 at 15:46 #

      I think they’ve decided they’re compatible! Family party at the end of the month in England – it will be wonderful!

  21. Calico Stretch August 16, 2013 at 12:12 #

    How gorgeous they were on their wedding day. Wow. And still are too! I the weather shines for the party!

  22. Ria August 20, 2013 at 12:59 #

    Sorry I’m late – only just catching up on my e-mails after holiday! All my love and congratulations to your mum and dad too xxxxx

  23. narf77 September 1, 2013 at 08:41 #

    Your parents are gorgeous! Happy aniversary to both of them and here’s to many MANY more 🙂

    • Chica Andaluza September 2, 2013 at 13:07 #

      We’ve had a wonderful celebration!

      • narf77 September 2, 2013 at 20:34 #

        I am so glad, there is nothing like a good knees up with the folks to make you feel amazingly good deep down where it counts 🙂

      • Chica Andaluza September 3, 2013 at 16:00 #

        So right…!

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