Jan and Bill are members at Jarrod’s church, Grace Lutheran here in Evanston. They observed their 50th wedding anniversary with a party at the church, surrounded by their family and friends, and asked us to document the event. We’re not ones to pass up a good time, so we happily joined in on the celebration!
A painted portrait of Jan was on display, along with other family pictures, for guests to view upon arriving.
They walked together to the altar, hand in hand, where Pastor Daniel Ruen began the service.
Jan and Bill were seated in a pew with their grandchildren, where they sang hymns and listened to a special homily written by Rev. Ruen.
Jan and Bill’s son Josh participated in the service by sharing a reading.
Congratulations again, Bill and Jan!
Pastor Daniel gave a prayer of thanks before dinner began.
Jan and Bill’s son Ian gave a toast, sharing memories of his parents made while he was growing up.
The speech garnered more than a few laughs!
And of course there was cake! The delicious treat boasted the same cake topper the couple used at their wedding 50 years ago.
Finally, everyone hit the dance floor! And what a party it was, too!
Sing your heart out, Peg!
A good time was had by all.
Watch out for these two!
Three generations.
Congratulations on 50 years of marriage, Jan and Bill. Thank-you for sharing your special day with us!