Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Our 20th Wedding Anniversary

Today my husband and I celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary.

(please excuse the scanned, somewhat distorted and dark photos)

July 25 1992 was a beautiful and warm day. It was the only Saturday so far that summer that it didn't rain. Our wedding Mass was celebrated in the small town near my husband's family. Afterwards we had refreshments on my sister's lawn while guests waited for the evening dinner and dance (in the arena of the little farming village my husband grew up in.)


It was a lovely country wedding and I loved planning it. If I could go back I would change the photographer we paid way too much and I would have ditched the short permed hair ;) 


But I wouldn't change the gorgeous cotton moire dress with all the hand rolled roses on the neckline and train that my oldest sister sewed for me. And lots of crinoline! It was exactly what I wanted and so comfortable for a summer country wedding.


My father-in-law hitched up his Percheron team and his old wagon to drive us from my sister's home up the country road to our dinner reception for 150 and the dance that was open to the community. Although it doesn't show well in the photographer's photo, the chippy green wagon had bright red wheels. After a magical evening with family and many friends, we honeymooned in Disney World.

Twenty years later my husband is still that kind and great guy I married and I would do it all over again. 

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos. Happy anniversary, don't the years go by so fast?

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  2. Congratulations! A Disney Honeymoon is an amazing idea!

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  3. Happy Anniversary and many more! Wishing a fabulous day! Angie xo

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  4. Congrats & Happy Anniversary to you both!! i love to hear of couples staying together & having many years of wedded bliss. & here's wishing you both many, many more years together. (:

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  5. Happy anniversary! I hope you have many more wonderful years together.

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  6. Ths year is hubbys and I are 41 wedding anniversary!!

    Enjoy your day.

    Pamela
    WV

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  7. Happy Anniversary! I love looking at wedding photos and seeing how the styles have changed over the years. You should see the glasses I wore 35 years ago! Our 35th anniversary is on Aug. 6. I'm going to be in Alberta and hubby here. :( Blessings to you!

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  8. Congratulations on 20 years!! You look beautiful! Our 20th will be this May. I also had a very full dress with poofy sleeves and my bridesmaid also wore a floral dress. I keep hoping puffy sleeves come in style again. lol :)

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  9. What a beautiful wedding day you had 20 years ago, everyone looks so happy, and your dress really was gorgeous! Happy Anniversary!!!

    Kat

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  10. Happy Anniversary and God Bless You,

    Sincerely,
    Michele
    Pearl 13.1

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  11. Happy Anniversary! This is a "BIG" one.....20 yrs. Congratulations! I hope you have something special planned. Great pictures too!

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  12. Thanks for sharing your photos with us, Elizabeth. Congratulations on your 20th! We had our 30th earlier this year. Hugs, Kim

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  13. Happy anniversary! You made a beautiful bride.

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  14. Congratulations, you and your dress look beautiful! Can you share the small town, maybe I know it.

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  15. The best part... That you would do it all again. Happy anniversary.

    Bliss

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  16. Happy Anniversary...may the next twenty be a joyful as these have been. Blessings to you both!

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  17. Congratulations on your 20th anniversary and many more to come!
    slbolderson@hotmail.com

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  18. Congratulations! Your pictures are great, and I love the farm wagon!

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  19. Congratulations on 20! I love seeing the country styled wedding you had... as well as the 20 year old fashion :)

    ~Chris

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  20. Congrats on 20 years. You are so right that your dress is perfect for a country wedding - I love the roses around the neck. It looks like you had a great time.

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  21. Congratulations on you anniversary...

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  22. Beautiful photos, Elizabeth. Your dress was lovely, as was what you had on your hair. Very pretty and such a special memory, with your sister making it for you!
    Hugs, Cindy

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