Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Do You Remember What You Were Doing....

......on this day twenty years ago? I do. I'll give you a hint...


Did you guess it? On April 22, 1989, Mr. Willoughby and I were married. It's hard to believe that twenty years have passed. It was such a wonderful day. I remember being so worried about tripping on my dress as I walked up the aisle or forgetting Mr. Willoughby's ring. I worried about the photographer showing up on time, the cake being delivered intact, the food at the reception being good, the DJ having the right music, and a hundred other things. The only thing I didn't worry about was the man I was marrying.
I wanted to put our wedding song on my player today, but I can't find the right version on Playlist. If you want to hear it, click on the video below.






I don't usually share personal photos, but since this is a special occasion, I'm going to.

With Mom and Dad before the wedding.


With my Dad, hoping not to trip.

"You may kiss the bride."

Finally married!

At the reception.


Removing the garter.




I wanted to include a picture from our honeymoon, but I couldn't find one with both of us in it. This was taken a few months later.

And in case you're wondering, I didn't trip on my dress, and I remembered the ring. The photographer showed up on time (but took disappointing pictures), the cake was perfect, the food was wonderful and the DJ had all the right music. Our wedding was all I had hoped it would be and more.

We were so young, I was 21 and he was 24, but we knew we had something special together. I can honestly say that we are as happily married today as we were on this day twenty years ago. I'm sure I'll be saying the same thing twenty years from now.

11 comments:

Heidi said...

AWWW! Such a beautiful wedding! What a pretty bride. Thanks for sharing your pictures. You're even prettier than I imagined you. Wedding days are stressful. Ours could have been a disaster because our best man got mad and left (it's my husbands brother and he is a huge jerk) right before the ceremony. Thank goodness my husbands dad had on a tux and saved the day!

L.B. said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing the pictures with us!

As far as what I was doing, I was in the 8th grade so I was probably being lazy.

Purple Flowers said...

I can't remember what I was doing 20 years ago, except I wasn't with the man of my dreams. Lucky for me, now I am. :)

Raoulysgirl said...

Congrats on 20 wonderful years...and sincere wishes for 20 more!

Great pics, lovely post, and awesome accomplishment!

I honestly believe that, these days, it takes a special couple to go 5 years...10 is amazing...20 is unbelievable!!! Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!!!!!

Lissaloo said...

Congratulations! The pictures are beautiful! I hope today is as wonderful for you as it was 20 years ago! :)

thamesarino said...

awww! that was such a sweet post! I hope that I am saying the same in (yikes) another 15 years!
thanks for sharing your pics they are great!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Congratulations! I hope you do something special to mark the occasion. As for what I was doing twenty years ago, I was in fourth grade...not doing much, I'm sure.

Walk Forrest Walk said...

Congrats. The pictures were great. When Mr & Mrs Forrest were married on April 24, 1965. Our pictures were in Black & White and taken with a Polaroid Camera. (not really) Again Happy Anniversary, and to you and you husband, many more happy and healthy years together. "Forrest"

PurpleHoodieChick said...

Hmmm..20 years ago. I was not even born yet. lol. Cute pictures though. Your prettyful!! lol

the domestic mama said...

YAY~ for some reason, I was never able to comment here- now I can. Happy late anniversary and I love the old pics!!! I'm looking forward to the food page! YUM!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

oh...i had to come by and see your wedding pictures....love it...so cute...

congratulations....20 years...

thanks for sharing

kary