On November 19th, I had the joy of meeting a couple that have been married for 50 years! Nancy and Patricio Mena were celebrating their 50th anniversary with all their closest family members. Their son booked everything for them and contacted all of their family members, so that they could join them and watch as they renew vows in Las Vegas!
Nancy and Patricio requested that all of their children and grandchildren were part of the bridal party for their ceremony. All the grandchildren walked in pairs in front of them, their daughter walked Patricio down, and then their son walked Nancy down the aisle. I could tell that Nancy and Patrico were getting very emotional. I later found out that this was the first time in several years when all their children were together, as Nancy and Patricio live in El Salvador and their children live in California.
Another special moment was when they exchanged their original wedding bands! The date was engraved inside the rings, and it was the first time they had ever taken them off. Even after 50 years of marriage, Nancy and Patricio had so much love for one another, and everyone present could tell they were so excited to celebrate a whole 50 years of marriage!
I wish them and their family nothing but the best! Congratulations Patricio and Nancy!