50 years together, a celebration of the Asbells
I cannot imagine a more beautiful celebration of 50 years together in marriage than I had the honor of being a part of on Sunday. Graystone Quarry was an absolutely stunning venue that handled all the details for the family and did an amazing job with everything. I have been photographing this family for many years, so it was very special to be included in such a celebration of all they have built together over the past 50 years.
The flowers, the food, and the beautiful event barn were all perfection and the Graystone Quarry staff did a wonderful job managing every little detail of the party. But the best thing about the event was all the friends and family who had come to celebrate the couple's many years together. The day was filled with love and reminiscing about beautiful memories.
The venue itself was absolutely stunning, and the floral decorations enhanced it's beauty even more. The yellow flowers and lemons were a nod to the couple's original color scheme from 1969.
To me, an anniversary is not just about celebrating the couple, but about stopping to be thankful for the family they created together.
The large cake on the left was made by the caterers at Graystone Quarry, Catering by Suzette. The Gluten-free cake on the right was made by the Dotted Lime in Columbia, TN.
There were friends at the party from many different parts of the couple's past who had come from all over to celebrate the special day with them. The guys on the top right in the photo below served in the navy 50 years ago, and this is their first time back together.
The florist from Graystone Quarry recreated the bride's bouquet from 50 years ago using old photos. They are admiring her work and the gorgeous cakes.
As teenagers, Whitney & Tori wanted to give their parents the gift of a night at the Opryland Hotel. Unfortunately, they could not afford the gift, so they instead gave them HALF a night's stay at the hotel. The gift was appreciated but never redeemed, because how do you stay for half a night at a hotel? So for their 50th-anniversary gift, the girls presented their parents with a FULL night's stay at Opryland Hotel.
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Keywords: 2019, 50th Anniversary, crystal freemon photography, event, events, Franklin, Graystone Quarry, party, photography, portraits, Tennessee
Oh my word! Everything is so beautiful from the love shown in this couple and family to the pictures to the venue, the cake..... wow, just wow! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Asbell. What a beautiful story and a beautiful family. Here’s to many more years of love and memories.
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