Budget: We had none. It did not occur to any of our collective parents to offer to help out. My mom didn't even attend.
Wedding Dress: I had my sister's prom dress. It was tan with little bunches of navy flowers.
(This is an important note - my sister wore it BEFORE she was an official lesbian.)
On a more romantic note - I showed the dress to Larry right after we started dating and he said that he would find an occasion for me to wear it. Awwwww....
Bridesmaids Dress: Charlotte had a pale blue long dress that her mom gave her.
|Just before my dad gave me away.|
Wedding Suit: Larry - He had an navy suit - Score!
Best Man's Suit: Russell - He ALSO had a navy blue suit - Double Score!!
Ring Bearer's Suit : Shayne - He too had a navy suit, left over from his career as popular "ring-bear-i-er". SWEET!!!
(And I would be remiss if I didn't mention that my dad chose a pale tan Western Leisure suit (with matching cowboy boots) as his Father of the Bride outfit. And let's not forget the huge beard and wild-man hairdo he sported. It made the lack of a "Father and Daughter Dance" MUCH easier to bear.)
Church: I had overcharged a nice Episcopal priest one morning at McDonalds and we became friends. He lent us his church, a beautiful old stone church.
Minister: My friend couldn't perform the ceremony due to the fact that I , well, I had an impediment. (English majors - any guesses as to what that means?? Think Jane Eyre...) So he asked his friend the Bishop to marry us.
|Yep, I made that cake!!|
Invitations: We called people. Larry drove over to his parents house and let them know that they could come to the wedding. Or not. (We hadn't talked since Christmas.)
Legalities: It cost $7.50 for our license, and $12.50 for our blood tests. Back then, you had to have a negative blood test report before you could apply for a license. I think that it was to check for STD's, but it WAS Kentucky and it could've been to see if we were related. All I know is that when that nurse came over with that big needle, I cheerfully, if not a little desperately, assured Larry that we could absolutely continue living in sin if it meant that I didn't have to deal with the business end of that needle. The nurse called me a coward and jabbed away.
Flowers: A Daisy on each guys lapel. And for Larry's mom. (We ran out of money after that - so no bouquet.)
Photographer: Some teacher of Larry's that charged us $20.00 and gave us a small print of each picture and the negatives.
Wedding Cake: I baked it. And decorated it. Larry wanted strawberry with cream cheese frosting. It was pretty good! We had Holly Hobbie figurines that Larrys' mom bought to top the cake.
|Larry was an agriculture major...|
|I guess that this was supposed to be Shayne...|
|Check out Larry's Clark Kent/Superman glasses!!!|
Honeymoon: We didn't. In fact, my dad and two brothers and their Brazilian exchange student were staying with us. And Bo had borrowed a Simon game. So all we heard all night on our wedding night was beepbeepbeep, beepbeepbleep DAMN. Over and over again. SO romantic!!
Scariest Moment: When the Bishop asked if there was anyone who had any objections...We held our breath and hoped like hell that Larry's mom would not speak up.
Something must have clicked , tho'.
Here's hoping for 32 more years!!!!