In a new venue away from the sun and heat, 23 loved-up couples celebrated their marriages during the renewal of vows ceremony at the Parkes Elvis Festival.
(min cost $8)
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A popular event in its own right, the ceremony was held in the Genorosity Church in a more intimate setting, a block away from the main stage in Cooke Park where it had been held previously for several years.
As host and marriage celebrant Dean Vegas searched for the couple longest married to join him and Miss Priscilla 2023 Nickyra Burley on stage as is tradition, a number of couples were celebrating some big milestones, including 30, 40 and 50 year anniversaries.
But it was James and Barbara Andrews from Salt Ash, near Port Stephens, who were marking 55-and-a-half years of marriage.
The now 80-year-old and 74-year-old had the honour of cutting the event's cake on stage following a rather emotional renewal of vows for the couple.
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