February, once again, and the Couple’s Ministry at our church hosted our annual Sweetheart’s Dinner-Dance for Valentine’s Day.
This year we decided to do a theme decade: The 1950’s! The event was held at the elegant Eastlyn Golf Course’s Greenview Inn, where bobbysockers, greasers, and June Cleaver wanna-be’s converged at 6:30pm. While most of the North East was in the throes of Snowstorm Nemo – we are just south enough, in South Jersey, so as to miss the full nasty. By the time we’d arrived, the rain from the day had stopped. Good thing, too – more inclement weather might have wreaked havoc on my cocktail hat and mink stole!
To that end, my Valentine husband Ed, and I, arrived sporting our period attire thus:
Funny how I just happened to have the vintage apparel and accessories in my closet for such an affair. Go figure! I’m wearing a terrific silk blue and white floral, two piece dress with mink stole and my mom’s blue gem jewelry from the time.
I added a splash of pink with the rose on the period hat and those keen cat’s eye glasses!
Ed, in his pork-pie Stetson, vintage tie, and Harris Tweed jacket, is imagining his dream job: a 1950’s sportswriter covering the Brooklyn Dodgers!
I made the rounds, looking for all the pinks in the room to feature for my Pink Saturday Valentine post. First up – this stunning sheet cake!
And, these ladies had some fun putting their outfits together: There was a Pink Lady . . .
And, Pink Argyle . . .
Pink Scarves galore . . .
And, Adreinne was sporting this dress – with nifty side pockets – that her mom made for her. She picked out the pattern and fabric and let mom do the sewing. Now – there’s a ’50’s thing – mom sewing your clothes!!
Dinner was grand – however, once again I was too overwhelmed with the anticipation to “dig in” when we returned to our table from the buffet, that I forgot to photograph my heaping plate for Blogland – before I ate it! However, I might have recompensed myself on that score with a look at our dessert – a slice of that lovely cake you saw earlier in this post – just chock full of strawberry cream filling pinks!! Yes – it was yum!
A short devotional about lasting love and marriage was shared, highlighting some of the advice of the world’s longest married couple – boasting 85 years of wedded bliss! They are both currently over 100 years old – and still in love.
Lots of dancing followed – and joyful fellowship with dear friends – brothers and sisters in the Lord, all! But, the clock struck ten – Ed and I said goodnight to retire home. As we walked to the car, a light snow was gently falling from the evening sky.
P.S.: So happy to not have missed this special date night for a storm. But, that being said – our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the North-East as they begin digging out from the blizzard that blanketed their region last night. My son and his family in New England lost their power at 9:15pm last evening and are rather chilly this morning. They can’t even see out their windows for the blowing wind and snow – up to 20″ as I write this.
Sharing my Vintage Valentine Night Out with Beverly’s Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound!