Valentine’s Day: Send in your ancestors’ wedding photos to win!

Valentine’s Day: Send in your ancestors’ wedding photos to win!

“For this was on seynt Volantynys day, Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make.” — Geoffrey Chaucer

[“For this was on St. Valentine’s Day, when every bird cometh there to choose his mate.”]

Scholars believe that the poem Parlement of Foules (1382) by Geoffrey Chaucer is the first recorded association of romantic love with Valentine’s Day.

So many families have a great love story at the start: Two people who fell in love and the romance that changed their lives forever.

Growing up, we’ve all heard the love stories of our grandparents, great-grandparents or other ancestors, and perhaps we were lucky enough to see their photos as well.

Leading up to Valentine’s Day, we’re asking you to share your ancestors’ most romantic wedding photos from decades gone by.

Simply email us at with your photos by February 9, 2016, for your chance to win a romantic dinner for two!

We look forward to seeing your photos and hearing about the great romances behind them.


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  • constance bedford

    January 28, 2016

    I am connie Bedford my husband is leslie Bedford we are both 88 this year and it will be our 63rd wedding anniversary on valentines day this year and still love each other very much.we think how lucky we are.

  • Christine Brothers

    January 28, 2016

    Congratulations, Connie and Leslie Bedford!
    I hope you have many more happy years together!

  • sandi macdonald

    January 28, 2016

    My parents Doug and Edith Belton both 92 just had their 70th anniversary. I can’t say that we have celebrated it yet as my father fell and broke his hip 2 weeks before and was in the hospital. They have both just been moved to a nursing home so hopefully we can have a little belated party for them.

  • DorothyLillian Clarke (nee Hill)

    February 5, 2016

    my name is Dorothy L Clarke my husband Derrick and myself met at 16, at 18 he went into forces (national Service) and served in Egypt, when he came home in 1953 we continued to go out together and married in 1954,we had 3 beautiful daughters, 10 grandchildren,,19 great grandchildren,we have had a very happy marriage and still feel the same about each other as we did at 16,we love each other deeply, and adore our wonderful family

  • Marilyn Nolen-Siebe

    February 14, 2016

    My name is Marilyn Nolen-Siebe. I love the story of my great grandparents. Grandpa wanted to meet the beautiful lady that sang in the church choir in Port Clinton, Ohio. Passing by her on the street he bumped into her (slightly) and she thought he was drunk and proceeded to hit him with her parasol and shouting in German at him. He was so happy to know she was a German lady and their friendship blossomed into a wedding 126 years ago.