Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Wedding Photos

Not too many photos were taken at our wedding and reception.  It was 113° the day we got married, and the church had no air conditioning!

Today's our anniversary so I thought I'd post these in celebration of it!

I had purchased a light blue dress to be married in since we were going to be married in the rectory by Father Steven.  Then the guest list outgrew the space, so we moved the wedding to the church.  My mother insisted if I was getting married in the church, that I should have a wedding dress.  I told her "Fine, make me one." and left it all up to her.  She made the dress and veil without my even seeing the fabric. 

Since she'd made my clothes all my life, she knew it would fit.  It was perfect.  Not frou-frou at all--that isn't my style.

My great-aunt Elfreeda made our wedding cake as a gift to us.  I wanted a chocolate cake--which was kind of unusual back then.  My brother, who was best man, won't eat chocolate, so she made the middle layer white for him since we were married on his birthday.

We were only 20 years old when we got married, and a lot of folks never thought it would work out.  Guess somehow we've managed to prove them wrong!  LOL!

13 comments:

Diane said...

Congratulations on your anniversary - may you have many more happy years together!

Carrie K said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Vanessa said...

Happy anniversary! I loved seeing the photos of your wedding. On one of my anniversaries (last year, I think) I posted photos from my wedding on my blog--what a hoot!

Congrats on proving all the naysayers wrong!

AndreaA said...

It's kinda funny that you say folks never thought it would work out.

People actually had bets on us. The longest was 2 years :)
He was the manager at a restaurant and I was a car hop. He was divorced and had really any girl he wanted because he also played in a band. He swore he would never get married again.
But he met me.
Forever after we were married and he would introduce me as his wife everyone would say "Man I never thought you would ever get married again"

I am certainly glad he changed his mind...I wouldn't change anything about those 39 years.

Great pictures by the way!!

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for sharing the photos of your wedding. What a wonderful story about your dress!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

ramonafl4 said...

Happy Anniversary- You were a lovely bride and your mother did a wonderful job on the dress.

Delo said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! Love the pictures.

Robin's Crafty Thing's said...

You were/are a beautiful bride :)

Brenda said...

Happy Anniversary Linda!!! Love the pic of you and Fred, you guys make a great couple!!

Rachel said...

Happy anniversary! Thanks for taking us on a trip down memory lane with you!

JennyKozar said...

Happy Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!! - KC

Anonymous said...

Aren't memories wonderful ?!
A.N.