Caitlin Flynn
Updated November 30, 2016 5:22 pm

Ferris and Margaret Romaire recently celebrated a beautiful milestone — seven decades of marriage. When the high school sweethearts tied the knot in 1946, they didn’t have a photographer — so, this time around, their granddaughter Amanda Kleckley planned a photo shoot for the couple’s 70th wedding anniversary, and the pictures are just as sweet as you’d imagine.

The couple’s photographer, Lara Carter, asked Ferris and Margaret for some words of wisdom about how to make a marriage thrive.


The Romaires still reside in their hometown of Morgan City, Louisiana and live in the same house where they raised their four children. The couple, who now has eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, prioritize shared values over material goods — specifically, a strong faith, devotion to their children, and a sense of humor.