A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 11, 2019
“To have and to hold and to keep your drink cold” (koozie saying)

"To have and to hold and to keep your beer/drink cold” is a saying that has been printed on many images, such as koozies. The saying is a jocular take on marriage vows, and has been printed on many wedding koozies.

“Kool Koozie Six: ‘To have and to hold and to keep your beer cold!’ The picture depicts a cold draft beer in the center of the text. The bride and groom’s names appear below the picture and text, with the date of the wedding” was posted on the newsgroup Publish These Articles on March 17, 2007. “@koozies to have and to hold and to keep your drink cold was a HUGE hit at my wedding!” was posted on Twitter by Melissa Copeland on April 14, 2009.


Wikipedia: Marriage vows
In the United States, Catholic wedding vows may also take the following form:

I, ____, take you, ____, to be my lawfully wedded (husband/wife), to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.

Google Groups: Publish These Articles
Wedding Favors: 10 Custom Koozie Designs Guaranteed To Make A Splash
iSnare Distribution
3/17/07
(...)
Kool Koozie Six: “To have and to hold and to keep your beer cold!” The picture depicts a cold draft beer in the center of the text. The bride and groom’s names appear below the picture and text, with the date of the wedding.

My Recipes
Bar Essentials and Planning 101
Start the party off right by having the proper essentials on hand.

May 01, 2008
(...)
Plan ahead and order custom-designed cozies that guests can take home at the end of the night. Our favorite, spotted at a couple’s engagement cookout, read, “To have and to hold and to keep your beer cold.”

Twitter
Naomi Vail
@WeddingTV
HAHA ...How about this favor for your redneck wedding - a drink sleeve that says “To Have and To Hold, and to Keep Your Beer Cold” Love it!
6:05 PM - 11 Aug 2008

Twitter
Kustom Koozies
@koozies
Great Wedding Koozie. “To Have and To Hold and To Keep Your Beer Cold.” Kustomkoozies.com
6:17 PM - 14 Apr 2009

Twitter
Melissa Copeland
@MELISSAC0PELAND
Replying to @koozies
@koozies to have and to hold and to keep your drink cold was a HUGE hit at my wedding!
11:15 PM - 14 Apr 2009

Twitter
Carla
@eostreegg
On wedding favor beer coozie: ‘To have and to hold and to keep your beer cold’#fb
11:22 PM - 23 Jun 2009

29 June 2011, The West Carroll Gazette (Oak Grove, LA), “Hopkins-Shelton exchange vows,” pg. 5, col. 2:
Also the table had sugar dipped captain wafers and take home drink cozies that read “To have and to hold and to keep your drink cold.”

9 July 2012, Politico, “120 days to election” by Mike Allen:
WEEKEND WEDDING: S.C. GOP operatives Jay William Ralgey and Connelly Anne Bartle were married Saturday at the Woodland United Methodist Church in Rock Hill, S.C. Guests danced the night away at the Magnolia Room with their custom koozies—“To have and to hold and to keep your drink cold”—while tweeting updates to #7and72012.

Google Books
The Engagements
By J. Courtney Sullivan
New York, NY: Vintage Contemporaries
2013
Pg. 371:
At the end of the night, everyone got a can of Bud Light in a Styrofoam coozie printed with the words MAY AND JOSH, SEPTEMBER 30, 2000: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD AND TO KEEP YOUR BEER COLD!

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By Kelly Stout October 13, 2015
(...)
Some of these creations are full of whimsy, like the beer koozie that was given to me at a wedding three years ago, which reads, “To have and to hold and to keep your beer cold” ($1.50).

The Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Wedding of the week: Country theme a natural for outback-doting pair
The Sunday Telegraph
August 6, 2016 10:00am
(...)
Their single-tier chocolate mud wedding cake was decorated with two toy tractors of the same model as their wedding tractors, while bonbonniere gifts for guests were stubbie holders printed with “To have and to hold and to keep your beer cold”.

Twitter
CoolestWizards
@CoolestWizards
In the minouette shop: To Have And To Hold And To Keep Your Beers Cold Collapsible Neoprene Can Cooler Double Side Print (W373) by CoolestWizards at https://ift.tt/2C75vqA
3:33 PM - 7 Mar 2019

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, March 11, 2019 • Permalink