Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Way back in July of 1986, DH and I got dressed up. It was very hot that summer in Hotlanta, and the house we were renting only had one air conditioned room, but still we got some fancy dress clothes on for an afternoon gathering. A lot people were coming.

And they saw DH and I put on the dog and get married. We did it right, marrying at a lovely Presbyterian church in what's now a trendy neighborhood in Hotlanta. Lots of friends and family there. Had a great reception in one of those big houses on Ponce de Leon Avenue, ate lovely food and drank good champagne, with bluegrass music played by some friends.

DH looked like a stick - so slim! I had big hair, big glasses, and a hoop skirt. My younger sister was my only attendant , and I let her wear whatever she wanted. My dress wasn't fancy - I found it at Penny's outlet and paid $90 for it. (That included the plastic storage bag. Really.)

We had yummy cake - it was chocolate with raspberry filling, made by a friend.

And guess what? Three children, two houses, many jobs, a house fire, and a brain tumor later, we're still married. (We are firm believers in sticking to things, plus marriage counseling does help when needed.) Whoda thunk we would last?

So, what are we doing to celebrate? Not much. No money! DH made a laughing suggestion that we get matching tattoos, but I politely declined. Um, no. Not ever.

Happy 25th, DH. (And no tattoos.)


  1. Congratulations! Very fun and lovely post to read! I wish you many more.

  2. Congratulations on 25 years! Happy Anniversary! I really believe people should make much more of milestones like 25 years--ANYONE can GET married, but STAYING married, now that's something! Bravo to both of you for keeping love and fidelity going.

    (really? the tatting lady won't get tatted?)

  3. Congratulations! It sounds like a very lovely wedding. I think the costs of weddings has become so rediculous that so much stress is put upon the parents that it's hard for them to have fun!
    Your dress is very pretty. That cake sounds delicious!!!! The church is pretty, too. Is that where you go now?

  4. Wonderful post! Congrats and Happy Anniversary and many many more!
    ♡ Fox : )

  5. Congratulations! So many today only think as far as the wedding and forget that the marriage is a different thing. Hope you have many more years together.

  6. Happy Anniversary! That cake sounds divine!

  7. Congratulations! These are wonderful photos and prove that even on a modest budget a wedding can look fabulous. The overview photo in the church is excellent and your gown is beautiful! I am astounded at the price of wedding gowns today (and they don't even have sleeves!). I would not have known the gorgeous cake was made by a friend. Very special, indeed!

    Twenty-five years is a special milestone! You have a lot to celebrate!

  8. Both of you look beautiful and joyful. It was a beautiful wedding.
    The Best Husband and I wish you and your DH much happiness. May you celebrate many more together in happiness and health.
    Big Hugs,
    HJ and TBH

  9. Congratulations on 25 years! That is wonderful.

  10. congrats on the 25 years. Woo Hoo and lots of sparkly confetti

  11. Happy anniversary! That's remarkable (:

  12. Happy Anniversary and Congratulations on 25 years! That is a wonderful accomplishment. I wish you and your DH many more years of wedded bliss.

  13. Thank you all for your warm wishes!

  14. I missed this when the internet was down! Congratulations!