Twenty months and one day after Mark and I had our first date, we got married in Savannah. July 29, 2017. I mentioned 6 years ago on my blog that I hoped that I would find true love one day and that day has definitely arrived. We can’t always plan for what life may bring, but I’m so thrilled to find real love. It hasn’t been an easy journey for either of us, we’ve both been through heartache and pain in the past. To find each other now is such a wonderful time in life, even though we’re both in our 60’s now. It’s never too late for love to find you.
I didn’t get married for the first time until I was almost 32 and the 2 decades following that were filled with drama, extreme disappointment and hurt, mixed with a lot a pain ending with my last divorce that I lived out here on my blog 6 years ago. That was the most painful and devastating time of my whole life. My relationships haven’t been easy ones and to finally find a true love that’s stable and committed is the best. So please allow me to gush a bit, if you will. Mark is everything I ever hoped to find in a man. He is a Christian first, genuine, trustworthy, family man, hard working, honest, even-tempered, and faithful. He’s also witty and makes me laugh all the time, we are best friends and love spending time together. All of those things are so important to me at this stage of life and we feel very fortunate to have found each other. I love him dearly and hope that God allows us to have many years together, all the way into our Golden years. We are looking forward to a good life together, filled with love and adventure.
So, let’s celebrate this wedding together in Savannah! I can’t wait to share the pics with you from the photographer that was there. Let me tell you how we came about getting married in Savannah. We both decided we sure didn’t want another wedding. It wasn’t that we didn’t want family there, but we felt it wasn’t necessary, so a destination wedding seemed like a fun and simple idea. We will have a celebration party with both our families later this fall.
I began researching Savannah and learned that it’s a big wedding destination for elopements, which I didn’t really know. I knew a lot of people went there to get married, but didn’t know the eloping thing. I found a neat website called Elope to Savannah and called them for particulars. This isn’t sponsored at all, but they were so great to work with I have to mention them. We chose The Quickie, which offers the square or park (or beach) of your choice in Savannah, the wedding officiant, photographer, and bouquet of roses, all for $375. Not a bad deal for a nice and easy wedding. So that’s what we did! They were very professional and everything was set for July 29th at 10:30 in the morning at Forsyth Park. Everything went well and even though there was rain in the morning, it stopped before we had our ceremony. I’m so glad we went with a photographer, McKenzie Lee, the photographer did a fantastic job and we will treasure these photos for years to come. I had no idea who the photographer would be, but I’m so pleased with the outcome.
We opted to get married by the Rose Garden in Forsyth Park, such a lovely spot for a memorable occasion such as this. Enjoy the photos, I won’t talk all the way through them. Just know that this is such a happy time for us and I’m so happy I get to share it all with y’all, my online friends.
Mr. and Mrs.
We stayed at the Forsyth Park Inn, a charming B&B right on the park and it was a beautiful neighorhood to get married in. The setting couldn’t have been more perfect. We literally walked outside and to the park to get married that morning.
We celebrated our big day with dinner at Elizabeth on 37th.
I had read good reviews and it didn’t disappoint.
Especially this delicious strawberry dessert……
I could not be happier with how the wedding and the wedding pics turned out. It was the perfect way for us to tie the knot. I’ll definitely get some of these framed for our new house. Thank you all so much for the well wishes and for being so happy with me. It’s been quite the journey to get here and even though Mark and I aren’t youngsters anymore, we still have some fun years ahead of us and I can’t wait.
Mark has 4 daughters, 2 sisters, his parents are still living just like mine, and he has 2 grandsons and 2 more babies on the way. It’s going to be fun for me to be part of a big family and that will be the icing on the cake for me. I will get to experience being a grandmother by marriage and looking forward to all that comes our way. God has been gracious to us to give us a chance at love in our 60’s and I’m going to grab the love we’ve been given and enjoy every minute, every day, and every year we have together. Love is a wonderful thing!
Vickie White says
Congratulations!!! Your wedding was beautiful!!!
Oh my goodness I am so happy for you! I first started reading your blog six years ago. You are correct true love knows no measure of conventional time, space or age! Joyful!!
Lovely and the perfect way to do a wedding. Savannah is on my must go to list.
I don’t comment much but I’ve been reading your blog for several years. I’m not sure how I first found you, maybe from a comment you’d left over at the Nester’s. It was around the time of your divorce and I remember thinking how strong you were and how beautiful. So happy that true love has found you. God is good and faithful.
I have always loved your decorating taste and am excited to see all that you will do in your new home.
Congratulations and I wish you many happy years.
Screendoorgirl 3 says
What a sweet and wonderful way to celebrate the new life God has given both of you. I am SO happy for you! It makes me smile to see the love you and Mark have for each other. God is so good!
Dana McCurdy says
God Bless You Rhoda & Mark! These pictures are so beautiful. I love the intimacy of just the two of you and a preacher. It looks so peaceful with the fountain.
Your dress is gorgeous- CONGRATS!
Brenda M Tyndall says
So Happy for you! It’s hard to believe it has been six years when I found your blog!! You have come a long way! Those were some trying times, but God has Blessed you, and you deserve to be Happy!?
Thank you, Brenda, He sure has blessed me and it does seem like 6 years went by pretty fast.
Donna Ball says
Just catching up on your blog. I am a huge fan and have been following you for years. Congratulations on your nuptials!!! I am recently engaged and thinking of how to handle the ceremony and celebration as we both have been married before. Our main concern is making sure we do not exclude anyone in the process but be true to what we both want. I love the direction that you chose; intimate ceremony between the two of you and then a family celebration at a later date. This might just be the way to go!
HI, Donna, thank you so much & congrats to you too. We loved our simple ceremony and I was so happy we had a photographer to capture the day. It was perfect for us.
Jonell Harrison says
Such a sweet story & wedding day pictures!
Hi Rhoda, I know I am late to the party but…CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!
I’m so happy for you both. Also, this gives me hope that finding love and happiness is possible. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you, Darlene, it sure is possible, so don’t give up!
Freda Gibson says
Enjoyed looking at all the pics. Beautiful weeking. Love your dress. Where did you find it?
HI, Freda, thank you! The dress is from Nordstrom last summer so probably not available anymore.
Diane Smith says
Your wedding pictures are lovely! I’m reading this 3 years after your wedding, but I’m enjoying your pics as if it was yesterday. You look so happy! Love is so sweet at this time in our lives – we really appreciate it, and never take it for granted. Best of luck to you both, and many more years of wedded bliss!
Thank you, Diane, for stopping by! Yes you are so right on those sentiments, it is sweeter. I found the perfect man for me!