PEARLAND, Tex. – Seventy years ago, Margaret and Ferris Romaire were married in a simple wedding ceremony. The high school sweethearts didn’t even take photos to mark the day.
But last month, their granddaughter Amanda Keckley arranged a photo shoot for them with photographer Lara Carter in Pearland, Texas.
Carter posted photos of the adorable couple to Facebook, showing them still deeply in love more than 7 decades after tying the knot in 1948.
Ferris, 90, dressed up in a tux and Margaret, 89, wore a lavender gown and a veil.
“They are a beautiful example of what marriage is meant to be,” Carter told the Huffington Post.
The couple told ABC News that when they were married, wedding photography wasn’t as popular as it is today.
“I’m sure people had cameras then but evidently nobody thought to bring a camera to our wedding,” Margaret said. “We didn’t have weddings then like people do today.”
The couple also gave Carter a few pearls of wisdom about the secret to a long, happy marriage.
“If a problem came up they solved it. It was more important to compromise and move on than to be right. Two was always better than one!” Carter recalled.