Jordan: “I know I’m not supposed to say this, but I’m totally in love with you…”
Lillia and Jordan’s interview was two hours of sheer fun! the two of them sat snuggled together on their couch on a rainy saturday afternoon, holding hands the whole time, sharing their whirlwind love story. they met in colorado on vacation – a one night stand mixed with a dash of love at first sight. they spent the next six months dating cross-country, flying back and forth between new york and san francisco.
before long, they were engaged under the the golden gate bridge and lillia moved west to become a california girl. they celebrated their marriage in a beautiful sonoma county vineyard, surrounded by their friends and family.
lillia and jordan’s romance may be quicker than most, but their depth of respect and understanding for each other goes well beyond their two years together. they are committed to an honest relationship and a true appreciation for each other’s unique qualities. they are grounded in their shared devotion to their families. and best of all, they bring a healthy dose of laughter to their marriage!
please enjoy a sneak peek of their story!
(photography by the talented lori paladino)
11STORIES: if you could change anything about each other, what would you change?
MAURICE: i’d make her 30 again!
CAROL: (laughs) oh my god!
carol and maurice are truly high school sweethearts. they met when she was 14, he was 15, at a local dance in their small town in upstate new york. maurice cut in on carol’s dance partner, and the rest is history. their legacy lives on in their five children, thirteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren and counting…
their love story spans 60 years and four generations, across three states. i worked with their granddaughter in new york, their daughter in massachusetts, and carol and maurice in south carolina, to create this wonderful tribute. during the process, their granddaughter gave birth to the newest member of the family.
their granddaughter initially contacted me to inquire about an Anniversary Book for her beloved grandparents, “mimi” and “popi.” she wanted to find the perfect gift to celebrate carol and maurice’s upcoming 60th wedding anniversary – it was clear that she and the rest of her family respected the strength and longevity of their relationship and wanted to learn the secrets of their successful marriage! she also greatly admired her grandfather’s work as an engineer and an executive at GE, and wanted to record his stories and his lessons learned throughout a successful career.
their family gathers this week to celebrate their 60th anniversary and to share the stories in this lovely Anniversary Book. please enjoy excerpts from a life well lived and a family well loved.
happy valentine’s day!