40th Anniversary Surprise!

My Muses, RMP Couples

40 years ago, two high school sweethearts promised to be with each other through thick and thin, better or worse, whatever life could throw at them. Surrounded by hundreds of family & friends inside the brand new barn at the bride's parent's farm, they danced under a hand-painted sign and pushed cars through the mud after a torrential downpour. Life definitely did its best & threw all sorts of highs & lows, but 40 years later Momma & Poppa Ickes are rockin' stronger than ever (I'm obviously bias, given the daughter status and all). I can't think of two more deserving people to have a barn full of people surprise them all over again. It was an absolute joy to utilize this intensely specific party-throwing knowledge base I've acquired over the years for some of the important people in my life. From covertly running (and hiding) around my hometown for 2.5 days to re-creating many of the unique details of the day, weather and all.  I know this was one of the best weekends in 2015 even with half the year left still. A million thank you's to family & friends who helped pull off all the tricks required of a surprise party. There are too many favors & details to list... Anniversary-Party-Rebecca-Marie-Photography-Design_0002 Anniversary-Party-Rebecca-Marie-Photography-Design_0003 Anniversary-Party-Rebecca-Marie-Photography-Design_0004 The first surprise: Kevin & I are in town!  Little did they know what's to come... Anniversary-Party-Rebecca-Marie-Photography-Design_0005 Anniversary-Party-Rebecca-Marie-Photography-Design_0006 The best moment. Anniversary-Party-Rebecca-Marie-Photography-Design_0007 Anniversary-Party-Rebecca-Marie-Photography-Design_0009 Anniversary-Party-Rebecca-Marie-Photography-Design_0008 Major credit goes to Kevin for the next two and my favorite photos of the night. :) Anniversary-Party-Rebecca-Marie-Photography-Design_0012 Anniversary-Party-Rebecca-Marie-Photography-Design_0013 Anniversary-Party-Rebecca-Marie-Photography-Design_0011 Anniversary-Party-Rebecca-Marie-Photography-Design_0014 Anniversary-Party-Rebecca-Marie-Photography-Design_0001 Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad. You've shown me that a wedding day isn't just one day, over and gone. It's the beginning of a lifetime and if done right, you'll relive the day for decades to come.

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