Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wedding Pictures

3 Boys One Mommy is having a wedding meme. She has invited her readers to make a post sharing their wedding pictures and a little about their special day. If you would like to participate, click here for the rules and here to add your post to her Mr. Linky. She's even giving away a Sephora gift card to one lucky participant. So, c'mon, play along!

*Sorry my pictures are hard to see, click on them if you want a better look*

In July, we will celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary. We were married in a baptist church at 2:00 in the afternoon. Our wedding party consisted of: a maid of honor and best man, four bridesmaids and groomsmen, a flower girl, and a ring bearer. The ladies all wore dark plum dresses and all had big hair (hey, that was really fashionable at the time, we looked hot). We had a harpist that played our wedding music and also a friend of the family who sang prior to the start of the wedding and during the candle lighting portion of the ceremony. For the life of me, I cannot remember what he sang. Shame! I will have to go and dig out the wedding video and figure that out. It was a gorgeous sunny day and everything went smoothly. One thing that stands out in my mind....while we were at the church getting ready, some of the guys made a quick run to McDonalds because they were all hungry. I can remember them bringing a sack of cheeseburgers and fries to the girl's dressing room. I can still remember the smell of all that fast food wafting throughout that part of the church. I was afraid that I would smell like onions when I walked down the aisle. Our reception was at an American Legion post where my husband's grandfather was a member. Food was served buffet style and we did all the traditional stuff - first dance (song was 'When a Man Loves a Woman' by Percy Sledge), cutting the cake and feeding each other the first bites (where did that weird tradition come from, anyway?), throwing the garter and tossing the bouquet....we had a great time! At one point, I did get perturbed at our quack of a DJ. I had already informed her we did not want any of those cheesy wedding dances, like the duck dance or the dollar dance. But, she decided to override our wishes and made an announcement for my husband and I to come to the dance floor. When we did, she started that damn duck dance. I'm sorry, but, I hate the duck dance. After the reception, we went to downtown Louisville to spend the night in a hotel on the river. The next day, we went to my parent's house to open wedding gifts - that was fun! Then, Monday, it was back to normal. We didn't get to take a real honeymoon trip. My husband was just finishing up at the fire academy and his graduation was on Monday, and then he reported to work that same week. So, we could not leave town. Come to think of it, I'm still waiting on a honeymoon, LOL! Someday....




9 comments:

Heather said...

What a great story. Maybe you'll get your honeymoon for your 20th anniversary. Hint Hint to your hubby! ;)

Jillian, Inc said...

Love the wedding story and the photos. I can never remember if we got married at 5pm or 6pm. (And I am still waiting on my honeymoon, too). My husband tells me everyday is a honeymoon, and I laugh uncontrollably.

Elaine A. said...

By "duck" dance do you mean the chicken dance? yeah, they played that one at my reception too...

Thanks for sharing - nice photos! : )

Kelly Deneen said...

I love weddings! What a sweet post. :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

Controlling My Chaos said...

Hey, that reminds me. I haven't had my honeymoon yet either. I got gyped!

Threeboys1mommy said...

Duck dance? What's a duck dance, I kind of want to do that now... The dollar dance, that one I know I wish we had done that one all night long ;-)

Thanks so much for sharing, I had a lovely time.

Megan said...

What a great wedding story! Thanks for sharing it. Looks like it was really pretty, too! =)

Pina said...

What a story! Isn't it nice to remember the old days? And you should definitely go on the honeymoon! ;)

mrssoup said...

Cake tradition: http://www.snopes.com/weddings/customs/cake.asp :D

And what a great wedding story. :) I hope you get to go on your honeymoon soon!