That dress! Jeffrey's military uniform! And how about that cake?

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
December 23, 2020
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Attention, Ina and Jeffrey Garten superfans: The couple celebrated a big milestone yesterday, December 22—their 52nd wedding anniversary.

While we can't say how they celebrated the occasion (perhaps at home with Jefrrey's favorite blue cheese grits), it's clear that they rang their wedding day in with much unbridled joy, as we see in the below throwback photo Ina posted from their nuptials.

Jeffrey and Ina Garten
Credit: Jim Spellman/WireImage/Getty Images

"Fifty-two years and still having so much fun! You gave me a life I could never have dreamed of. Happy Anniversary my love. (What’s up with that cake??)," Ina captioned the photo, which has gained a whopping 493,851 likes and counting since yesterday. In the black-and-white photo, we see a glowing Ina in her gorgeous embroidered wedding dress with trimmed fur sleeves, along with an eye-catching veil, cutting cake next to a dapper Jeffrey, sporting his military service dress uniform and a bow tie.

As for that elaborately designed cake, call us old-fashioned, but we love the dainty tiers and foliage cake topper with a traditional bell. We wonder what cake and icing flavor the one-day culinary whiz selected for the confection.

Followers clearly loved getting this insider look at the couple's wedding day. "Happy anniversary to the cutest couple ever!" wrote Trent Pheifer of the popular Ina Garten enthusiast Instagram account, @StoreBoughtIsFine, on which he has cooked up 1,000+ of the Barefoot Contessa's recipes. Another commenter chimed in with praises of Ina's beauty saying he did a double-take in the image for Lana Del Rey and calling Ina "a gorgeous creature." Fast-forward to five decades later and we still agree she is gorgeous indeed—not to mention talented, warm, and hilarious, too.

What we would have given to be a guest at that wedding. And to take a bite of that multi-tiered wedding cake!