Revisiting a most special day, 70 years on

Kathleen and Thomas Masters with flower girl, Kath Eason.
Kathleen and Thomas Masters with flower girl, Kath Eason.

Kathleen and Thomas Masters of Nabiac celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on March 10, 2018 at Tuncurry Bowling Club.

The bride’s niece, Kath Eason was the flower girl 70 years ago, and wore the same head piece as on the wedding day to the special event.

Kath also made a beautiful bouquet for the bride.

The flower girl walked the bride and groom through the club, where 40 family members and friends waited to celebrate the special couple with an anniversary lunch.

“They met as teenagers at a country dance,” explained flower girl, Kath.

“We would go out dancing together a lot, our families have always been in Nabiac.

“We used to go to school in Failford, and we rode our bikes every day, which was a few miles, we used to double dink so no one had to walk.”

The bride and groom’s son, Lance and daughter Susann organised the festivities in honour of the commitment and love of their parents.

Table decorations included photo place cards from different times of the bride and groom’s life.

A posse of roses in the shape of 70 which was placed in front of the couple was unique and beautiful, thanks to granddaughter, Tanya.

A card of congratulations from the Queen was presented by Kathleen and Thomas’s great grandson, and their five great granddaughters handed over other cards from government officials, congratulating them on their momentous commitment. 

“They are just very jovial people,” Kath said of the long marriage.

“They are always so happy, they have so much fun together, that’s their secret.”

May they have lots more years of happiness ahead of them, inspiring loved ones and enjoying each others company.