I recently photographed a wonderful couple and their families at a small gathering at Teibel's Restaurant in Schererville, Indiana. As family members arrived they signed their names and gave best wishes on a picture frame. Cocktails were served and children young and old exchanged stories, laughter and a of course a hearty congratulations on 25 years of marriage.
After dinner a "faux vow renewal" was conducted as well as a re-enactment of the cake cutting from 25 years ago.
I asked each table to grab a glass and toast the "bride and groom" which they dutifully did.
Just before dessert we gathered small groups together for some family pictures. It was wonderful night of love and family.