Bride’s Name: Shari Carroll
Bride’s Occupation: Banking/Military Family Advocate (retired)
Groom’s Name: James Carroll
Groom’s Occupation: Colonel – Military Officer
Wedding Anniversary Date: June 21, 1986
Celebrating: 30 Years of marriage
Tell us your love story. We are high school sweethearts.
What do you love best about one another? Bride: James has a cool, calm demeanor. Groom: Shari’s love for me and our family.
What have you learned about marriage over the years? Both: There’s always something new to learn.
What advice would you give to young married couples? Bride: As a married couple, develop your own standard together. It is important to accept the wise counsel, however, make sure to make the best decision for your family. Groom: You have to make the decision before the wedding day to stay married forever.
What legacy do you hope your marriage will leave? Both: We hope to be a beacon of hope and inspiration to others. Marriage can last forever. There’s nothing that you cannot overcome together. We lived a military lifestyle for more than 30 years—and are a still going strong—that comes with many unique challenges. We accept the challenges and look for opportunities.