45 Years and Counting
We love doing weddings here at Chapel of the flowers but our favorites are the Renewal of Vows. On June 27th, 2009 I had the pleasure of coordinating a “Chapel legend.” Arthur & Sharon Kajiwara were married @ Chapel of the flowers in 1965. That is 45 year of successful marriage!!!
As a surprise for their 45th anniversary Arthur along with one of his daughters, planned a secret vacation for Sharon. Arthur and Sharon arrived in Vegas Friday at the Golden Nugget where they stayed. The following day Sharon was informed of the Vow Renewal. Sharon said that the whole trip was just one shock after another: being picked up in a white limo for the wedding, pulling up to the chapel whey were married in 45 years ago, seeing her children and grandchildren waiting on the porch for them to arrive. When they came to me to prepare for the ceremony, we asked for stories of their first wedding. Sharon said that they stayed in a “roach motel” down the street from the chapel and the chapel was so much smaller than it is today.
Arthur and Sharon Kajiwara were able to celebrate for the second time at Chapel of the flowers their love for each other only this time they were surrounded by their family!
From the Chapel of the Flowers, we wish Arthur & Sharon and their Children & Grandchildren many more loving years together!
-Katelyn DeGraw, Coordinator