50th Wedding anniversary Celebration

Honoring Loved Ones

Over the weekend, I had the honor of helping my family throw my in laws a surprise 50th wedding anniversary bash. We really were able to keep it a surprise from them as their reaction was priceless. The party was held in a rustic barn at Woodbrook Farms. Our colors were gold, ivory, and blush pink.  We had beautiful lights hanging from the ceiling along with tea lights and mercury glass on the tables. The lighting really made for a romantic, fairy tale feel.

Guests enjoyed a buffet of brisket, chicken, shrimp and grits, green beans, and a mashed potato bar by Pratt’s Barbeque.  The gorgeous, three tiered cake was made by Katherine Bock Hayton.  The beautiful pink, white, and ivory flowers of roses and hydrangeas were done by Humphrey’s Flowers and Gifts. My sister in law painted wine bottles and mason jars gold and put various flowers in them for the beautiful, vintage looking centerpieces.

Woodbrook Farms

Woodbrook Farms was the perfect backdrop for the party.

Gold centerpieces

My SIL painted wine bottles to make beautiful centerpieces.



Beautiful flowers were placed n the entrance.



The three tiered cake was gorgeous.


My children are the two oldest grandchildren.


Grayson is the youngest grandchild.

The Elys didn’t have a wedding cake when they got married so it was very important to us that we got them a traditional wedding cake for this party.  I think the cake turned out exactly like we envisioned it would.

cake cutting

Cutting the cake.



Guests took home bags of S’mores as a token of appreciation.


Guests did sparkers as they watched fireworks at the end of the party.

Guests enjoyed fireworks and sparklers to close out a perfect evening.  As a party favor, we passed out bags of S’mores for guests to take home.

Thank you so much to all friends and family who attended this intimate gathering.  This was such a special occasion for our family and you all made it so memorable. Fifty years is such an amazing accomplishment that should be celebrated.  I am blessed to be part of this wonderful family.

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Yours Truly,


2 Comments on 50th Wedding anniversary Celebration

  1. party rentals
    October 13, 2015 at 9:21 am (3 years ago)

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    • Jennifer Ely
      October 13, 2015 at 11:16 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks so much. We had a great time planning this party for my in laws. It was a blast. I’m so glad you like it.


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