It’s been 60 years since George and Ginger Brown said their “I do’s,” but if their wedding anniversary photographs are any indication, these two are even more in love than they were on day one.

Wedding photographer Abigail Lydick recently shared a Facebook post featuring pictures taken of her grandparents, Virginia and George, who were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on Jun. 6, 1959 and to celebrate the special milestone Lydick surprised her grandparents with an incredible photoshoot.

Dressed up in a suit and wedding gown, Lydick set up a romantic, timeless photo session to celebrate the couple’s love captured on film. Lydick shared twenty photos in her post which has since gone viral, as well as some important marital advice from the happy couple.

Their three biggest tips to a successful marriage? “Don’t go to bed angry,” “Be prepared to forgive, always, because you just have to do it” and “Maintain a good sense of humor.”

“It was just fun to be able to surprise them and spend time with them,” Lydick told TODAY in an interview. “My grandma had never even had professional hair and makeup done before, so that was another totally new, fun experience for her as well.”

The couple has been an inspiration to their family for years, as Lydick explained. “Anybody in our family has learned … that marriages can get through anything if you are working through it, talking through it,” she said. “Marriages go through a lot of stuff and it’s hard at times, but … if you both give 100% as opposed to each giving 50%, then you can get through anything, and I think that my grandparents are definitely a testimony to that.”

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Abigail Gingerale Photography via Instagram



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