|Did I ever tell you about OUR WEDDING
…You may have read in a previous post about how Hubby and I met and seven months later were married. Our wedding has been described as “a happening”. It was quite unconventional.
We met in October, he asked me to marry him on my birthday and fifteen days later, we got married …whirlwind courtship. We were both Christians and believed the Lord had brought us together.
We didn’t have any money saved up (I was 36 and always thought I’d stay single). But we had lots of brothers and sisters in the Lord who volunteered to help us out. Hubby owned 12 acres in the country next to his parents farm and we decided to have an outdoor wedding there. One of his sisters is very creative, so she was our wedding planner. She crafted an arch of flowers near the edge of the woods and all those who attended were brought over on a haywagon drawn by his dad on the tractor. Since my dad was deceased, my brother gave me away.
A very dear friend made my wedding dress and another dear friend made our cake. His sisters and mom did all the decorating (in their front yard) and cooking and almost everyone brought a covered dish! My uncle took tons of pictures and a couple of weeks later surprised us with a photo album. I hadn’t even thought about pictures it happened so fast.
One of my Hubby’s neighbors (who is a little eccentric) wore a mink cape … remember, this was May! My aunt and uncle came from New York. They picked up one cousin who had just gotten off a plan from Germany. All of my husband’s aunt, uncles and cousins came from Maryland and there were church friends from all over. The only person that wasn’t there was my mom. She didn’t like Hubby and refused to come. Fortunately, later on she thought he was the greatest.
We wore bib overalls for the reception, smeared cake around each other’s mouths and left in his OLD pickup with the tin cans tied on the back bumper. It truly was a happening. P.S. That’s not a picture of us (although it’s close).