Our Wedding…

I’m a little late to the party but I thought this was a fun carnival.  Kara-Noel at Eli’s Lids wants us to Remember When… You Got Married!  She’s asking us to show off our weddings.

Now, before I show you mine, allow me to offer a disclaimer.  My wedding occurred in 1995.  Just remember the fashions of 1995.  Considering that, my gown and hairstyle choices are quite commendable.  And also.  I was just a baby — 23 years old.  Imagine that!

So here we go.

I scanned photos from my professional album, so forgive the funky frames and stiff poses.  This is one of my very favorite photos, taken by a window before the ceremony.


This is one of the cheesy posed photos after the ceremony. This is the photo I have in a Lenox frame in my living room.  Every time I look at it I think, “We were so young!  And why didn’t someone tell me to grow out my bangs!?”


This is my cake. I love, love, LOVED this cake. It was when fondant frosting was new (at least I had never heard of it) and the cake designer advised not to have all those pillars separating the layers. She told me this was more modern. At the time, it was unusual.

She also specialized in “sugar art” and she took a picture of my wedding gown and made the floral pattern that decorated the cake match the floral pattern in the lace of my wedding gown. Not that anyone in the whole world knew this but me, but I thought it was the coolest thing. The fondant frosting was amazing. It looked like porcelain. In fact, my FIL asked me at the wedding ceremony if it was fake. It was that gorgeous.

And besides all that, it tasted divine. I still dream about eating that wedding cake. Maybe for our 15th wedding anniversary I should order a single layer. Wouldn’t that be fun!?


Feeding each other cake. We were both very polite. Could my bangs have been any more plastered? And also. Look at my waist. I weighed 120 pounds that day.  I’ve never been that weight again.


Finally, on our way out, here I am with my two best friends. They’re gonna kill me, but I love this photo, and I had to post it.  We all got married within a year of each other.  I was the last.


I changed into that “Going Away Dress” before we left in a rented white Ford Mustang convertible. Not that the 1986 Chevvy Caprice Classic that my husband drove at the time wouldn’t have been equally charming.

I kept that dress in my closet for years in hopes of wearing it again one day.  I think I wore it once, to a friend’s wedding, and I looked like a sausage in its casing. I finally gave up any hope of wearing it again and sold it on eBay. I do still have my wedding dress, however. It’s packed away at my mom’s house, and every once in a while, we take it out and look at it and relive that magical day.

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29 Responses

  1. I love it!! That cake is super modern and geez… you were so tiny! On of my good friends say that God blesses brides with weight loss right before a wedding… all the stress makes it fall off.

  2. I really enjoyed seeing your wedding pictures. I really loved your flowers, both your bouquet and the ones decorating the church. Beautiful! Looking forward to reading more of your blog.

  3. I don’t think I ever thanked you for picking the perfect bridesmaid dress, in the perfect color. I mean it is just so flattering for any complexion or hair color, isn’t it? I assume it was payback for the lovely bridesmaid dress you wore in my wedding. A big bow on anyone’s butt is always flattering.
    I still have that dress…

  4. Greetings from a friend of Kara Noel… Fun wedding story! Gosh, the mid-90s was stellar when it came to bangs. I was in high school and had the same ‘do. Your cake WAS beautiful… and I lol’d about the “sausage in its casing” comment about your dearly beloved ‘going away’ dress. My hubby and I drove off in a rented Mustang, too! Not a convertible, though, too rainy. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Aw!! We got married in 1998, and I was a baby, too – I had just turned 20! We drove away in a rented RED mustang, instead of my Hubby’s 1977 AMC Hornet. 😉

  6. You are so pretty! So happy! I love it. Imight have to do this someday. It actually looks like fun. Thanks so much for sharing. That first picture is amazing.

  7. OHMYGOSH. This is hilarious — the fashions, I mean. And your bangs comment. I think this is one carnival I might have to skip – lol.

  8. WOW! HOW PRETTY YOU LOOK IN YOUR PICTURES! I love them all! Thanks for sharing them! Mine don’t look this good. My wedding was in the early 1900’s…way before your day!

  9. I love this post! I need to unearth my wedding album from wherever it has been lost and share mine – maybe soon.

    We were 1992, so not a whole lot different!

    You realize that you DO STILL weigh 120 lbs, you just weigh a bit more as well!

  10. my two best friends and I all got married the same year too (1998) and we have three pics that look like yours up there. They are my favorite photos of us, even tho the other two girls are divorced now. So sad.

    I pulled my wedding dress out a few weeks ago for the first time since my wedding to see if it still fit and my husband and son came home and caught me in it. Dave (husband) laughed at me and Jake thought I had turned into a princess while he was gone. It was adorable. I left it on for an hour or so, and cannot believe that I wore it for an entire day.

  11. Great pictures! I love the bangs! I currently have bangs and my hubby keeps telling me to grow them out. Whatever, maybe I’m bringing back the 90’s or something!

  12. Thanks you for sharing…and giving me good laugh this morning over the bangs. Don’t we all remember those. At least you weren’t sporting the “flying nun” bangs, that would have been really horrible. I tried to go for a classic look on my wedding photo’s although I have a feeling I will be laughing at our style anyway in a couple of years.

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