Amazing Anniversary Story from The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Four Couples and an Anniversary: Mr.& Mrs. Bill Taylor; Mr. & Mrs. John Withers; Mr. & Mrs. Ron Dalton; Mr. & Mrs. Frank Meier.

I just received an email from Ryan Harvey, the restaurant manager at The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. I found the story charming.

Last night in the Mansion Restaurant, we were surprised to learn that we were going to have two couples joining us in the dining room that were celebrating their 53rd wedding anniversary. We planned to sit them close together so that we could enlighten them with the news.  Well, what took place next was truly amazing…

Jump, Cinderella.

Prior to the couples arriving, Hugo [Reynoso, a server] approached me after greeting a table and says, “You are not going to believe what I am about to tell you!” It turns out that another two couples were sitting at a table together in the Library and celebrating their 53rd and 54th wedding anniversary!  That made 3 separate couples married on the same EXACT day, August 29, 1959!  (None of which knew each other prior). And the other couple married 1 year prior to the day, Aug. 29, 1958.

Once all guests had arrived, we asked for everyone’s attention in the Library, and I delighted everyone with the news of the “1 in a million” (or close to it) occurrence that was before us. Everyone was amazed, and the room erupted in applause. We popped a bottle of champagne and provided a toast to the couples.

After their dinner, we gathered them all for a group picture. Afterwards, they all reminisced and told the stories of their nuptials the day they all shared in common.

It was a evening we will not soon forget.

Come on, you gotta love it: that’s a celebration of 213 years of marriage!  What are the future odds that this will happen again?

9 comments on “Amazing Anniversary Story from The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

  1. What a fantastic story and a testament to how special The Mansion is for important occasions. I can totally picture Hugo saying, “You’re not going to believe what I am about to tell you!” He is such a great person. I love this story and the many fine people at The Mansion Restaurant. Miss y’all!

    CONGRATULATIONS to those crazy lovebirds all celebrating your anniversaries last night!

  2. What a wonderful story and such cute couples! So delightful to hear stories like this. The Mansion is a place to make memories. I still remember the first time I came to Dallas as a young girl with my grandmother and the first meal I ever ate here – poached halibut and whipped artichokes at the Mansion.

  3. Thank you for taking time to acknowledge good thing that happen in restaurant. What a lovely story.

  4. Amazing event for 4 couples fortunate to have had so many wonderful years together. As a young married, Mrs. Meier was one of my Sunday School teachers before she and Frank had children. Hard to believe that they have been married over 50 years! Congratulations!

    Priscilla