August 8, 2012
How could anyone resist today’s Chic Vintage Bride with her adorable braided bun and bangs hair do and super cute collared dress…….
And who could resist the groom! Joanne Woodward married the beautiful (yes beautiful) Paul Newman on January 29, 1958 at the El Rancho hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada – though their wedding was anything but flashy.
As with all good marriages it’s not the wedding day that it’s remembered for, but the enduring love – they were together for over 50 years until his death.
The “Art of Marriage” by Wilfred Arlan Peterson was recited during their ceremony…..Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens. A good marriage must be created. In the art of marriage the little things are the big things… It is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say “I love you” at least once a day. It is never going to sleep angry. It is at no time taking the other for granted;
the courtship should not end with the honeymoon,
it should continue through all the years. It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together facing the world. It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family. It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude
of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy. It is speaking words of appreciation
and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways. It is not looking for perfection in each other.
It is cultivating flexibility, patience,
understanding and a sense of humour. It is having the capacity to forgive and forget. It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow. It is finding room for the things of the spirit.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful. It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal,
dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal. It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner. It is discovering what marriage can be, at its best.
“Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that’s a real treat.” - Joanne Woodward