Thursday, December 27, 2012

A 25th Wedding Anniversary in Spain

When we were in Spain last month my mother-in-law brought out a few old photo albums I had never seen before.  This one had lots of wonderful photos, and many of them were taken the day she hosted a 25th wedding anniversary party for her parents.  

José García and María Consuelo Martín were married on 8 September 1933 in the tiny village of Villar de Ciervo, Salamanca, Spain.  By the time of their 25th anniversary they were living in Madrid.  The wedding vow renewals were held at the Madrid church of Santa Teresa and Santa Isabel. What is fun is that everyone atttending the lunch signed the book, and the signatures are still legible! 

José and Consuelo

Messages and congratulations from guests at the anniversary.  Most are family members!

My mother-in-law with her parents.
She hosted the festivities on 6 September 1958.
She looks so young here! 
It looks like the guests had a good time!

This is José García  and María Consuelo Martín on their wedding day on 8 September 1933!

Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


  1. What a great find! I love all of the pictures but especially the original wedding photo.

  2. Wonderful photos - as Sandra says, especially the wedding pic. What a handsome couple and lovely to have such genealogy treasures :-) Jo

  3. Thanks, Jo and Sandra! Everytime I visit my husband's family in Spain we find old photos and they lead to lots of discussion about cousins and new branches of the family that I didn't know about. I spent some time online with my mother-in-law emailing back and forth to identify some of the faces. A lot of the people in these photos are no longer with us.

  4. You are so lucky to have family willing to share such wonderful treasures.