Guyanese couple celebrate 35th wedding anniversary

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New York-based Guyanese Barbara and Robin Williams in a loving embrace, during their auspicious 35th wedding anniversary in the Savannah Suite of the Pegasus Hotel, Georgetown, Guyana.
Photo by Tangerine Clarke

Robin and Barbara Williams, a New York-based couple, returned to their homeland Guyana, to celebrate their auspicious 35th wedding anniversary with friends and family, in the Savannah Suite of Georgetown’s Pegasus Hotel.

With COVID-19 restrictions lifted, Robin, a hospital administrator, decked out in a tuxedo, and Barbara, a retired JP Morgan professional, stunned, in a white lace-overlay gown designed with diamantes, and a long train, professed their love for each other in a regal setting, fit for the king and queen they are.

In memory of that beautiful day when they first joined their hearts as one, the couple was uplifted in prayer by a family friend after they entered the delightfully decorated room, highlighted with gold and red, and crystal center pieces. Elegantly dressed flower girls and boys, maids-of-honor, and bridesmaids, also made a grand appearance, to hyped-up DJ music.

The breathtaking backdrop of the head table, and the three-tire celebration cake, were all befitting the incredible milestone the couple celebrated.

The parents of three sons and seven grandchildren who released red heart-shaped balloons outside the Pegasus before commencing their engaging celebration, later, placed crowns on each other’s head, in a loving gesture to each other, before asking other couples to join them on the dance floor for the first dance, and a toast. Emcee Carl Ferdinand, then opened the floor to well-wishers who shared affectionate sentiments with the couple.

The charming duo, who, no doubt celebrated their significant milestone, of three decades and five years because of their commitment and love for each other, throughout the evening, playfully, enjoyed each other’s company, as they danced the night away.

Robin Williams with his grandchildren. Photo by Tangerine Clarke

Robin, a former Stonybrook University staff, who later served 22-years at the US Department of Justice, said there is no secret to a long marriage or relationship.

“Our enduring relationship has to do with having good communication, supporting each other, spending quality time with each other, having shared values and goals, and unselfishly attending to each other’s needs. These are a few of the values that contribute to our lasting union.”

Declaring his love for his wife, Robin said. ‘My dear wife, thank you, so much for the love and joy you brought into my life. When I married you, I discovered my place in the world.

“Thank you for everything that you have done for Me. It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve told you that I love you. In fact, saying it never gets old.

“I love you now and forever and can’t imagine how my life would have been without you. Your smile brightens my life, and I am eternally grateful to call you, my wife. I know our love will grow stronger, and you and I will share many more happy, healthy and exciting anniversaries, said Robin, currently a hospital administrator in Queens New York.

Robin, whose elderly mother Frances Wallace- Williams, was in the audience, married his sweetheart on Marcy 30 1987, in Georgetown, before they migrated to the US, 34 years ago, have received numerous accreditation and awards from present and previous jobs.

He refers to his partner, as ‘sweet wife,” noting that she is 10 years now retired from JP Morgan Chase, and is a beautiful and contented housewife.

Barbara, responded by saying. “Finding a devoted husband like you is one of the best achievements in my life. I’m so very thankful, forever grateful and unbelievably blessed. I also thank God everyday because he’s been very kind to our family,” she said, ending with. Happy Anniversary honey.

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