Saturday, September 20, 2008

Our Special Day

My sweet blogging friend, Megan, recently got married and has been posting her absolutely beautiful wedding pictures for all of us to enjoy. Her pictures look like a celebrity wedding!

She has now opened it up to other people to share their wedding photos and I decided (a little reluctantly) to share mine. I'll be honest, at first I didn't think I would post any because mine are just so.....well..... OLD, but I decided to post just a few! That's all ya'll will be able to take!!!

My husband and I were engaged at Thanksgiving in 1977 and were married February 26, 1978. This picture was taken at our rehearsal dinner at the Christian Fellowship Association. I was 20 yrs old and he was 24. ( I always tell him that he was old enough to know better; I WASN'T!!)

Let me just introduce you to Nottingham Lace. Lots of Nottingham Lace! I absolutely fell in love with this dress when I first saw it, and knew it was the one! (Though, now, for the life of me, I am not sure what I was thinking! LOL) Actually, I STILL love it very much!

We were married in a beautiful Methodist Church in Columbus, Georgia where my Mother still attends to this day. Our wedding was at 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon.

This was one of the "double-exposure" pictures that we had in our album which, by the way, was PRETTY high tech for 1978!

Was he not the cutest thing ever? Now you see why I had to say YES!

The church has one of the most beautiful stained glass windows that I have ever seen. I miss that a lot of churches now no longer have stained glass in their worship centers. How beautiful is this?

This picture was taken outside the church after the ceremony.

Thanks for sharing in our special day from almost 31 years ago! I would love to see your wedding photos, too, so go here to share them with all of us. (Hey!...if I can share MINE, anyone can share theirs!)


Kristen said...

How cute are you two?! I love the wedding pics and am so impressed your hubby wore black! My dad, and everyone else I know who got married in the late 70's, wore white..yikes! :)
Congrats on 31 years! What awesome inspiration!

Julie said...

You two are a wonderful couple!! I was 20 when I got married too!! My dress had a lot of lace as well. But I love and still love it.

It is absolutely wonderful you've been married over 30 years!! May God bless you with 30 more wonderful years!

Faith said...

I think you look beautiful! I'm so glad that you shared these with us. I love your dress in the rehearsal dinner picture. You were a beautiful bride. I'm so thankful for you and dad!! Love you!

Megan said...

Your dress was so beautiful, I love all the lace! Thank you so much for sharing these! And I agree with Faith I also love the rehearsal dinner dress!

petrii said...

Oh my stars ~~ you were such a BEAUTIFUL bride!! What a beautiful dress ~~ I love the lace ~~ love it!! And what a gorgeous couple you two make!! And what a testimony, married over 30 years; it is a rare thing in this culture. What an example you set.

I have so wanted to participate in this myself, maybe next week when things calm down !!

Love you friend, thank you so much for your prayers for us this week. Have a Blessed Lord's day, Dawn

Heather said...

You look so beautiful! I love that you posted yours! I never thought about the stained glass thing- but my church had it growing up and I don't think I've seen it since! :( That window you posted is beautiful!

Meredith said...

Hi Mimi! I love your blog. I have visited a couple of times! I love your pictures from your wedding! Beautiful, and you were a beautiful bride! Have a blessed day! Come and visit my blog whenever you want!

Becky said...

Emilie, you were a beautiful bride!! As matter of fact I think you're still a very beautiful woman. There sure aren't many of us that can say we've been married over 30 years.

Jenna said...

Gorgeous now and gorgeous then!!! I LOVED seeing all these pics!

JenB said...

So glad you shared your pictures! How cute you are!

Missed seeing you today!

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

I loved seeing your pictures! My favorite was the last one. So perfect!

Betsy said...

Awww... I LOVED seeing your wedding pictures! You two look so cute together and so in love. Your dress was beautiful and very '70's!

I love seeing couples that are still together and still in love after many years. May you have many more wonderful years together!

Rebecca Taylor said...

Hey! It's my first time leaving a comment, but I'm a long time lurker! I loved seeing all of your wedding pictures! Lace wedding gowns are the best! :)

Sarah said...

You guys are so adorable! You were so beautiful (and still are!). Love the pictures :o)