Kenneth M. and Gwendolyn C. Carter celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at a mass at St. Peter Calver Catholic Church in New Orleans.
Following the ceremony, a gala reception for family and close friends was held at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans.
Ken and Gigi, both native New Orleanians, met in Baton Rouge in 1961 at age 17 and 16 respectively. They were attending a statewide high school interscholastic event held at Southern University. They were married May 15, 1965 at Saint Monica Catholic Church in New Orleans.
The couple has three daughters, Tara Carter Hernandez (D’Juan), Karen Carter Peterson (Dana) and Eileen T. Carter (formerly Bevrotte). They have three grandchildren, Jessica E. Hernandez, Christopher J.M. Hernandez, and Aidan K.L. Bevrotte.