Last Monday, March 2, was our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. I had a post in mind that I wanted to do and have up on that day. Then my life got kind of complicated and it just didn't happen. That post is still to come. But I wanted to get something up for our anniversary, even if it's a week late, so here you go. Wedding pictures and a bit of detail about our wedding day.
Bill and I met working at McDonald's. Our first date was November 2, 1989. We got engaged on December 27, 1989 - my twentieth birthday. We planned to get married the following fall. We soon realized we could either get married in the fall or in the temple (Mormon joke about not being able to keep our hands off each other), so we bumped the date up a bit. We got our wedding license on Valentine's Day of 1990 and were married on March 2, 1990 - his twenty-third birthday (four months to the day after our first date).
Because we bumped it up, we had about two and a half weeks to get everything pulled together. When I called my Grandma in Reno and asked what she was doing in two and half weeks, she guessed, "Coming to your wedding?" Yup. Then she offered to get me a dress and make my veil. Cool! She asked what style I liked and what my measurements were. She said she would have my dress to me in time for the big day. It arrived in the mail two or three days before our wedding. That was the first time I'd seen it - and it was perfect! Exactly what I would have picked out, and she had even lined it for the temple.
And that's pretty much all you get except for pictures and captions. It was pretty uneventful, except, you know, we got married and had a reception. I guess that kind of happened.
Now here are your pretty pictures.
|We were married in the Salt Lake City temple. It was overcast that day. I love this photo because it doesn't just capture our temple, it also captures our flag (well, both of them because Utah's flag is in there, too).|
|I'm pretty sure these alcoves were designed just for photo opportunities like this.|
|And this. Isn't it pretty?|
|It is a little tricky to get into and out of though. This is a picture of him helping me down. It's quite significant because I was stubbornly independent back then and rarely let anyone help me with anything. Thanks, honey!|
|These doors are another must-have photo spot. They are gorgeous and somewhat imposing in real life.|
|I call this the dreamy-filter shot.|
|Another dreamy-filter photo. Man, we look young!|
|This is inside the church where we held our reception (in that cultural hall I mentioned above). Doesn't it look pretty? Okay, so in retrospect our backdrop looks like the backdrop for prom photos, but I liked it at the time.|
|His mom did the flowers. We used silk flowers. I wanted to keep my bouquet (which I wanted very small). I wanted it to still look good years later. I still have it and it does. He was very excited to wear a tux and insisted on one with tails.|
|Now this is his favorite. It was my mom's favorite, too, and the only one she got a print of to hang at her house. I like it now although I didn't when we first got them. That whole incredibly-judgmental-of-all-photos-of-myself thing.|
Anyway, Happy Anniversary to us!