Cute Man and I have been married for 18 years as of today.
Actually the wedding was on the 28th of July, but the preacher apparently wrote the 29th. We didn't even notice the date was wrong-it was our photographer who noticed. By that time, the certificate was already filed, so we just say we have a 2 day anniversary.
Our wedding was a really small but fun event full of family and friends. We got married at the university chapel on the grounds of Oklahoma State University. Since I was a florist at the time, I did all my own flowers and decorations. My high school best friend (and bridesmaid) made my wedding headpiece--it was beautiful. My oldest son was 4 years old at the time and was the ring bearer. My 4 yr. old niece was the flower girl. All throughout the video you can hear Brandon and Brittiny calling to each other and giggling. It is sooo cute. We had a special ceremony where Eric presented Brandon with a special family medallion and recited a thing about how this medallion symbolized a blending of the families. The neat thing is that it had three intertwined wedding ring with a pearl in the center. Brandon told the story of when he got married for years.
A friend of my mom in law made the cake. It was a huge three tier Italian cream cake with cream cheese frosting--unbelievably good. In all the pictures of my wedding cake, it looks like the leaning tower of Pisa. The lady that did the cake forgot to bring the supports that went under the layers to support the stacks, so the weight of the layers started a tilt...Luckily the cake made it through the wedding and the reception.
My Mom catered the after wedding party at her house in Stillwater. I threw my wedding bouquet off the front porch of my parent's house.
Some of my friends still say it was one of the most fun weddings they've ever been at. What I remember most is that it was very relaxed--we just sat around and talked for hours.
The real fun started after the reception when we went back to the church to clean up and get my clothes. Someone had come in before us and cleaned--taking my clothes with them. We were supposed to be the only ones with the keys to the church. To this day we still don't know what became of my clothes, but my girlfriend (Lisa) bought my first set of clothes as a married woman since everything I had was in Tulsa, where I lived at the time....This was the first time my husband had ever met all of the gang from Enid. I think he was a little intimidated by how downright rowdy we could get.
Oh, and did I mention the whole Enid group came to the house in Stillwater that my husband was living at (he was in college, I worked and lived in Tulsa) and spent our honeymoon with us? And did I mention that one of the gang included an ex boyfriend who also happened to be my maid of honor's ex also--that's actually how she and I met-we've been friends for over 20 years now, but that is a story for another time.... Stories like that even I can't make up! This guy made a really wonderful friend, but a really lousy boyfriend, so we stayed friends and he was invited to the wedding. At any rate, we all survived the night...But there are a lot (!!) of other stories that go with that night...Like how Christine and Eddie almost got us arrested after having a fork chase under the table at a restaurant. Little did we know there was a table of 8 or 9 highway patrol/cops having dinner and watching our obviously snockered antics. Geez. Those are some of my funniest memories.
I have really been blessed with good friends and a wonderful hubby who just rolls with the punches..After 20 years together, he's still the center of my soul.
Happy Anniversary Cute Man!