“Mary, can I get you somethin’?”
In the Mary & Larry Potts household, those words mean one thing - it’s time for happy hour. It’s that simple act of sharing a daily drink together that Vow Exchange Owner, Kathryn Hogan, believes is the secret to her parents loving 50 year long marriage. “It’s really not that complicated, they just enjoy each other’s company. They’re best friends”.
Isn’t that what we all hope for? A best friend to walk through the next 50 years of life with? Well Mary & Larry set out with that dream on October 19, 1968 and here they are, still attached at the hip, 50 years later.
So today we’re pouring a happy hour cocktail and looking back at the happy day when these lovebirds said yes to spending a lifetime together. Cheers to the life long newlyweds - to Mary & Larry Potts!
The Potts wedding album is filled with all the traditional moments doused in 1960’s flair. It opens with the time honored pinning of the boutonniere where we see our groom, Larry, dressed to the nines in his wedding day tux!
Meanwhile, Mary was putting on her garter with the help of her dolled up bridesmaids. Riddled with wedding day nerves, Mary clutched to her father’s arm as she made her way down the aisle to her soon to be husband.
The iconic shot of the classic church wedding scene is the perfect glimpse into the moment where the magic happened.
The newlyweds just couldn’t keep their hands off each other as they stopped for a second “first” kiss on their way back down the aisle. Clearly relieved from the wedding jitters, Mary beamed as they cut the cake, perfectly in sync, as husband and wife.
Larry’s best man, featured here giving the ceremonial toast, was almost certainly sharing a story from their younger years. You can almost hear Mary giggling as she looked at her new husband who was wearing his best “I can neither confirm nor deny” poker face.
After the toasts, their afternoon reception was complete with all the customs from the tossing of the bouquet to the throwing of the garter.
The Potts wedding album wouldn’t be complete without the traditional wedding ring shot. Side by side and hand in hand, these are the intimate moments that weddings are all about.
In all these photos the thing that stands out about Mary & Larry is how clearly you can see what great friends they are. Especially here as they sit together, not knowing what the next 50+ years would hold, but nonetheless staring into each others eyes with a confidence and excitement that oozes off the picture. That right there is the look of “we did it” and “here we go” all wrapped up in one. That is the look of a love that is built to last a lifetime.