There is no age to celebrate love, and this couple proves it right.
A couple from South Carolina celebrated their 60th anniversary and they make it more memorable by doing a wedding-style photoshoot and all credit goes to their creative granddaughter.
George and Virginia ‘Ginger’ Brown, married in 1959 when they were 23 and 18 respectively, had celebrated their diamond anniversary when they traveled up to Allentown, New Jersey to visit family.
Their 26-year-old granddaughter Abigail Lydick has planned something special for them which they didn’t know, she organized a beautiful photoshoot for George, 82, and Ginger, 77, even arranged a wedding dress from a local bridal boutique for the special occasion.
Lydick, of Abigail Gingerale Photography, hadn’t revealed her plan with either of her grandparents before their visit up north.
She has arranged all things by herself like, bridal Suite Boutique in Hamilton lend a Maggie Sottero Designs dress and Ivy on the Main headpiece for the ‘bride,’ and she’d found a location for the shoot.
She finally told her grandparents personally.
‘I told them I had all this lined up for them, and they were shocked and excited and even a little nervous to be in front of the camera. My grandmom had never even had professional hair or makeup done before,’ Lydick told HuffPost.
For taking stunning outdoor photos of the beautiful couple, Lydick also had an assistant record video of the shoot, during which George and Ginger posed, laughed, and offered advice for other couples.
‘Don’t go to bed if you’re angry. Get over it first. Learn how to forgive everything,’ said Ginger.
‘Be prepared to forgive, always,’ added George. ‘Maintain a good sense of humor every day. We can’t stay mad at each other because we tell jokes to each other. And it’s hard to be mad and laugh at a punchline.’
Lydick said their relationship is special in many ways.
‘They aren’t afraid to talk about the hard stuff but are always ready to celebrate the good stuff,’ she said. ‘When you are with someone for so long, there are bound to be bad days. But I always say that the bad days are what make the good days shine the brightest.’
Lydick uploaded the photos to Facebook, where pictures earned 29,000 likes and still counting.
Internet fame has been its own surprise for Ginger and George.
‘Grandmom is a little nervous with the brand-new fame, but Granddad is more accepting of it!
Granddad shared the post and captioned it, “I reckon we try for another 60!”‘ said Lydick.