I had the privilege to help a delightful young couple celebrate 50 years of marriage on Saturday night, August 13, 2011 . Carol and C.H. Givens of Round Rock, Texas made the trip up to the Quad Cities to join up with their family at the Isle of Capri. There they enjoyed delicious appetizers prior to a short vow renewal ceremony in the Monte Carlo and Revere rooms just off the atrium at the Isle Banquet Center.
During the vow renewal ceremony C.H. (Charles) remarked that he knew Carol was the girl for him during their first date at the driving range. Not wanting to let a good thing get away, he waited only a week to ask Carol to marry him. And the rest, as they say, is history.
The guests enjoyed viewing some old slides taken back in the 60’s and digitally converted for modern viewing on the screen. I heard lots of good laughs as people tried to figure out when and where the photos were taken.
C.H. told me that he loves music and he enjoys listening to his music library at home, including some old 78 rpm records. It was great watching the couple and their 50 or so guests dance to some of their favorite music after dinner. Charles and Carol especially enjoy George Jones.
After dinner the Carol and C.H. danced a traditional first dance to “Could I Have This Dance” by Anne Murray. Their guests weren’t shy about joining in on the dance floor and the group even enjoyed some newer music.
It was a pleasure to entertain this couple and their guests in a smaller, more intimate atmosphere. C.H. and his sons even dressed in tuxedos for the event!
Thanks and best wishes to Carol and Charles from Black Tie Entertainment as you begin your next 50 years together!