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!
Kate @Centsational Girl says
Congratulations to you my friend! I remember walking past that Inn when I was in Savannah just a few days before you arrived! I recall its blue porch ceilings! Love the pictures, what a romantic idea to elope! So happy for you!! You look beautiful !!
Karen Marie Kedzuch says
The glow in your eyes spills out the love and joy in your hearts.
May God Bless your marriage for eternity. Thanks for sharing your special pictures of the day.
Love the pictures of your wedding…simple elegance…
I married for the second time 6 years ago…..I was 65 y/o!…it’s never too late to find love…my “want” list got shorter and shorter each year until I finally prayed for a Godly man with manners…..that’s what I have and guess what…he is everything on my “want” list! Keep praying and keep believing and keep thanking God for the desires of your heart.
I have followed your journey for 6 or 7 years. You are making life seem like a magazine and I couldn’t be more happy for you! Your simple and beautiful wedding is exactly the way I did it when my husband and I eloped we are still going strong 18 years later!
I have been away so am just now seeing the photos from your exquisite lovely wedding- so simple and yet so elegant! I am so happy for you both and wish you only the very best as you journey forward in this wonderful life! So much for you to be happy and excited about! And, so glad, your dad is doing well too…..
Ferne Tillery says
Your pictures are gorgeous and I wish you many years of happiness! I love following you and all your adventures.
From one 60 something year old to another, these are by far the best years!
From a Texas Girl,
Congratulations : ) You guys look very happy and very much in love. My prayer is that you will always feel the lover for each other as you do right now! Love is a beautiful thing 🙂 God bless you guys!
Congratuations! You looked stunning and he is handsome….and lucky!
I’m so, so happy for you both! Beautiful bride, beautiful dress, beautiful location, handsome groom, both of you beaming with happiness, with ove in your eyes! You couldn’t ask for more on your very special day!!! Congratulations and wishing you much happiness.
I enjoyed seeing your wedding pictures, loved the casual clothes you both wore! Everything was beautiful! My two daughters took me for a weekend at Forsyth Park Inn seven years ago to celebrate my 70th birthday! One of my fondest memories! While there I purchased a Sheilia’s shelf sitter of The Forsyth Park Inn, a great memory token. They are still available, I just saw one on eBay. I’ll try to post a picture of it, but don’t think it’s possible here.
Pam Richardson says
Rhoda, thank you for sharing your very special day with us! The photos captured your radiance and Mark’s happiness! Blessings for many years of spending life together!
Thank you so much, Pam!
Congratulations on your marriage, it’s lovely to see you so happy. I hope you and Mark have many, many happy, laughter filled years together.
WOW SUCH BEAUTIFUL COUPLE
CONGRATULATION TO YOU
I’m so happy to know you found true love and that there is hope. I’m where you were at the beginning and my nerves are raw and I can get very down. I’m looking forward to better days.
So behind on my blog reading and what a fun, sweet post to open and read! I moved to a place pretty close to you from Savannah so I was so glad to see your special day took place in such a beautiful city. Most of all, I am very happy for you for finding true love. It is written all over your face. Prayers for many, many happy years together! Ain’t love grand!?!
Susan @ Under the Butternut Tree says
Congratulations to you and Mark! My husband and I finally found true love, each other, in our 40’s. It was unexpected to us, but definitely part of God’s plan. We celebrated our 20-year anniversary last year and are still happily in love.
Congratulations to you both! This made me smile. God bless you both.
Thank you for sharing such a beautiful and romantic time in your life! God has brought you two together and I hope you will be blessed with many years ahead! You all make a great couple and those pictures are simply beautiful! Happy for you both!?
Congrats Rhoda and Mark! So happy for you both! God bless always!