Since it's February, the month of LOVE, I'm sharing this wedding photo of my Mom and Dad for FLASHBACK FRIDAY. The year was 1948. Bowties must have been the rage then.Notice also the hats on the women sitting in the pews. My Mom was married in a wedding dress that was passed down from a relative. Don't think that's a tuxedo on my Dad. After the wedding my Mom was "kidnapped" by friends of my Dad's who drove her around in a car until bringing her back to the church for the reception. Much to the ANNOYANCE of my Dad.
They honeymooned in Colorado.
There was no meal or wedding dance after the wedding. Only cake and coffee in the church basement. Sounds pretty simple compared to the HUGE EXPENSIVE EXTRAVAGANZAS of today's weddings. Weddings today are a multi-million dollar business. I wonder if simplicity should make a comeback?
My husband and I were married in the same church. We were the last ones married in that church as the building was torn down and the property purchased by the Mayo Clinic, which now owns most of the downtown. We were given a brick from the old building but have since lost it! Apparently when we were young, a leftover brick didn't seem like a priority to keep hauling around. Oh well, we still have lots of photos and memories. But a brick would have been nice, I guess.
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