Twenty one years ago today (January 21, 1989) my DH and I got married. Happy Anniversary to Us. I can't believe that it's been that long, it sure doesn't seem that long as I can't be more than 32!
DH looks so young in our wedding photos. He was young, we both were - I was a senior in college and he had graduated from the same college the previous year. My parents just couldn't understand my "rush" to get married. Mind you my mother was only 22 when she got married - the same age I was, although she had graduated from college already. My Dad was older, he was 28 and a veteran of WWII going to college on the GI bill.
How times and styles change - would I pick everything today as I did then? Doubtful, but a marriage is not about the wedding it's about the marriage that comes after the wedding. I loved my dress then and still do, it was a straight dress with a detachable train. After the wedding I removed the train so I didn't have to deal with the bustle at the reception.
My cake topper and unity candle. Unity candles were all the rage in the 80's when we got married. I know lots of people still use them, but EVERYONE that got married in the '80's had one. Ours had our wedding invitation on it embellished with sparklies and pearls. I had dreams of displaying my cake topper in my home to commemorate the day. Where is it now - in the hat box with my veil on the top shelf in my closet! Can't say that it really mixes in with the primitive decor that I so love.
Have a wonderful weekend - ours will be filled with basketball. ~Ann