Happy Anniversary, Ina and Jeffrey Garten! A Look Back at Their 50-Year Marriage

See all of their swoon-worthy throwback wedding photos

Updated 12/22/18

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Your favorite Food Network star Ina Garten and her husband, Jeffrey, said their "I do's" fifty years ago today. Since then, the couple has been making us believe in love, one cooking show at a time. Today we're taking a look back at our favorite culinary couple's heartwarming marriage over the past half century.

On Decemeber 22, 1968, Ina and Jeffrey tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at her parents' house in a magical holiday celebration.

“It was a perfect day for a wedding,” she told People on her 49th anniversary last year, describing the venue as “a very contemporary rock cliff in the woods in Connecticut."

The cookbook author and Barefoot Contessa star revealed that halfway through the ceremony, the bride and groom got the ultimate Christmas surprise.

“Right in the middle of the ceremony, it started to snow. It was beautiful and romantic, but by the end of the party, the poor guys parking cars had to dig everyone out!” she recalled to the publication.

For the big day, the bride wore a short sleeved, lace dress, which she accented with a pearl necklace and white gloves. Her adorable veil featured a big white bow, completing her swoon-worthy wedding day look.

The couple's three-tier wedding cake included pretty floral designs and a circular topper, which you can see in a shot from her Instagram account.

Earlier this week, Garten, 70, revealed to Today the secret to her successful 50-year marriage.

"It's just the luck of the draw," she told the network before cooking a meal for the show. "I think you marry someone who thinks you're just the most important thing in the world, and you think he's the most important thing in the world. It's that simple, isn't it? People make it so complicated."

In honor of their milestone anniversary, the author and chef paid homage to her husband all week by posting a series of throwback photos from their years together.

"Instead of celebrating our 50th Anniversary (yikes!) just on the day (this coming Saturday), Jeffrey and I decided to celebrate it all week long!" she wrote in an Instagram post. "So I’m starting with a photograph of Jeffrey and me leaving our wedding for our honeymoon, tennis racquets in hand. It’s been an amazing 50 years!!! #loveofmylife

"I think the best way you can express love by cooking for someone is figure out what they like — not what you like, what they like — and make it for them," she told Today earlier this year. "And they'll feel really good."

Congratulations, you two! We can't wait to see what 50 years inspires in the kitchen.

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