Golden Wedding Anniversary – Couple Recreates Wedding Photos 50 Years Later in Same Church

50th wedding anniversary, also known as the golden anniversary is a celebration that rare lucky soulmates are able to celebrate. Love eternal of Carolyn and Kelly Gay, was once again on display in this beautiful wedding photo album recreation. It was the 12th of March, 1971, when the then-young couple exchanged their vows at DSM First Church in Des Moines, Iowa. Years have passed, Carolyn battled and survived breast cancer, and Kelly got his kidney transplanted. Together they’ve overcome many more turbulences along the way until they came back to the same old church where their sacred journey officially had started. It was the bride’s idea to recreate the old wedding photos, and Kelly agreed to it since they’ve both felt the 50 years was something special. Carolyn even saved the wedding day bills, and 50 years later her $45 wedding dress from Younkers was still a perfect fit – amazing! She let her hair grow 3 years in advance to match the length she had on her wedding day. The everlasting couple got in contact with the Two Hoyles Photography and they’ve all met in the same church in Des Moines, Iowa. Even though they are very humble in their glory, we know that Carolyn and Kelly are incredibly special soulmates. “We got through a lot, but I don’t know if we’ve gone through anything more than other couples go through. I don’t think we’re anything special. We just found a way to get over the hard parts and enjoy the other parts.”

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This is how Carolyn and Kelly celebrated their 50 years wedding anniversary

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Photo credits: Two Hoyles Photography

On their golden anniversary, they’ve recreated their wedding day photos!

It was all Carolyn’s idea, and she even grew her hair 3 years prior to match it.

Kelly’s still charming fella living on love.

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Carolyn even kept the wedding receipt.

Dress: $46.35, Alterations: $8.24, Catering: $63.82 to feed 193 people, Flowers: $131.84, Honeymoon in New Orleans: $91.20 for 4 nights, Gas: $0.36/gallon, original photographer: ≈$100 for 3 albums.

The same wedding dress still fits the bride perfectly!

As beautiful as always.

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Love eternal.

A joke goes around about this photo that there’s a candlestick in the background growing from Kelly’s head.

“We got through a lot, but I don’t know if we’ve gone through anything more than other couples go through. I don’t think we’re anything special. We just found a way to get over the hard parts and enjoy the other parts.”

One of the most beautiful couples on Earth today. <3

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