Sunday, April 01, 2007

And the bride wore white

This Wedding Meme is for Donna. :+)

1. Where/How did you meet?

In Sunday School for the college youth.

2. How long have you known each other?

Since February 25, 1990. (Not that I am keepin' track or anything...)

3. How long after you met did you start dating?

That day. (!!) Not really what I would recommend!

4. How long did you date before you were engaged?

11 months

5. How long was your engagement?

Too long! We were married almost a year and a half later.

6. How long have you been married?

15 years in July!

7. What is your anniversary?

July 11, 1992

8. How many people came to your wedding reception?

110 give or take

9. What kind of cake did you serve?

Spice cake with white frosting. It was very good. (But not so good a year later!) LOL

10. Where was your wedding?

First Baptist Church in San Mateo, California

11. What did you serve for your meal?

We had the most (and I am not just a kidding when I say THE MOST) amazing food. We had the full brunch at Borel's--a very nice restaurant in San Mateo at the time.

12. How many people were in your wedding party?

I had five ladies and my husband, five men. We had three flower girls.

13. Are you still friends with them all?

Sadly, no.

14. Did your spouse cry during the ceremony?

Yes, and so did I. :+)

15. Most special moment of your wedding day?

Finishing the ceremony and realizing that we were really truly married. It was wonderful.

16. Any funny moments?

Yes, I squeezed his rear during the pictures and said, "It's legal!!" :+)

17. Any big disasters?

Well, yes, but there is no sense in rehashing those. Grace and time heal all, right? God is good.

18. Where did you go on your honeymoon?

The first part was wonderful and we went to a lovely house right on the Russion River. Then we drove to central Oregon in the middle of July with no air conditioning. That part of the honeymoon was not so much. :+)

19. How long were you gone?

One week.

20. If you were to do your wedding over...

We would have been more vocal and put our foot down on some things. We would have had a receiving line, and we would have staying longer at the reception and just enjoyed ourselves.

21. What side of the bed do you sleep on?

If you are looking at the bed from the foot, on the right.

22. What size is your bed?


23. Greatest strength as a couple?

We truly enjoy one another, we laugh a lot, we accept each other's foibles, but our greatest actual honest strength is that we both love our Savior. Ecclesiastes 4:12 "... A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart."

24. Greatest challenge as a couple?

Being patient and remembering to compliment each other's differences rather than take offense or try to change each other.

25. Who literally pays the bills?


26. What is your song?

Don't have one.

27. What did you dance your first dance to?

I Wear Your Love, by Kathy Mattea

28. Describe your wedding dress:

29. What kind of flowers did you have at your wedding?

Some of them were Dendrobium orchids and Lisianthus.

30. Are your wedding bands engraved?


31. How old were you when you got married?

21 and 22


Marie said...

OK, what are the odds?

Our anniversary is July 11th, too, and just like you we went to the Russian River on our honeymoon.

I sleep on the "right" side of the bed, to boot!!!

Marie said...

AND, sadly, I am no longer friends with everyone in my wedding party. One of my bridesmaids refuses to have any contact with me :(


ReviewsbyHeidi said...

I had to do it on my blog as well!

I enjoyed reading about your wedding~ we 1992 brides have alot in common!


Anonymous said...

Ohmygosh KATE!!!!!! What a wonderful, amazingly darling blog entry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just love your responses, especially the one about how time heals old wounds (the one about did anything go wrong). You are so wise and kind.

And the picture... ohmygosh the PICTURE!!!!!!!!!! Can I just say that you look *exactly* (and I mean EXACTLY) the same today but Mark looks like a 12 year old in that picture? You were a beautiful bride. And I totally laughed out loud at you squeezing his rear end!!!!

~Jo's Boys :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, and July 11th is also my parents' wedding anniversary! Isn't that funny? It seems to have been a great day for a wedding...

~Jo's Boys

Anonymous said...

Sooooo young!

Sooooo cute!!!!


Miz Booshay aka Donna