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Monday, December 28, 2009

Where were you 37 years ago today?

It's no secret that I love plaid. Yep, just love it, always have...always will. I love it so much that I wanted my bridesmaid's dresses to be plaid. Now you have to admit that a Christmas wedding is a place and time where you can love plaid and actually "get away with it"! Now if I were being married today, this may be what I would have chosen. Cute, cute, cute!

This would have been my invitation.
YES! Plaid, plaid, plaid!

My groom would have worn this vest.
Oh yes, I would have made him wear this vest!

And I would have worn these...

Well, maybe these.

But because it was 37 years ago,
Now don't laugh...

because we were TOTALLY in ST?YLE
I had this instead!

Even though it's just a tad
 "outdated by today's standards,
I still love it, and that evening was so beautiful!
 Wow, we were so young!
Hope you have regained your composure.
All you younger girls probably had a good chuckle,
but all you gals my age, understand the ruffles,
and the organdy aprons.

Anyway, today is Our Anniversary.
37 years of being together,

"For richer, for poorer,
in sickness and in health,
Till death do us part".

Still love this handsome guy.

And thank you, Lord,
He still loves me.



summersundays-jw said...

Congratulations! My sides do hurt a little. Have a great anniversary. Jan

maría cecilia said...

Happy Anniversary Debra, I think you looked so cute in your wedding dress, it was beautiful!!!
I wish you and your husband many, many years of Love and happiness together.
Maria Cecilia

maría cecilia said...

Wishing you all your dreams come true for 2010!!!
Happy new year!!!
Maria Cecilia

Lori R. said...

I TOO AM A LOVER OF PLAID!!!! Actually, I think you picked out a cute theme for Christmas time! Oh yea, we are close in age.... that explains it!!!
Congrats on a 37 year marriage! Ya know, we are very blessed women to have endured the times and are still so in love with our spouses. (When I tell my kids that, their response is "ewwwwww, no more info mom!")
Hope you are blessed with many more wonderful years!

Theresa said...

Oh Debra, you both are just precious! I loved the 37 year ago picture... plaid and all. Great idea to post that picture. I'll do that on my anniversary too! Blessings to you and your honey on your 37th year of love!

Brenda said...

Happy anniversary Debra and hubby! I do remember those days. Again enjoy your day, I have to find a box for that something something I have to send to you now that all the Christmas business is over. Have grandchildren for a couple of days though so do not start watching the mail until later next week!

GrammyGoo said...

Happy Anniversary Debra.... Love the plaid.
Hugs, GG

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

You are still just as beautiful as the day you were married! Happy Anniversary to you both. Hope you celebrate in style with more plaid, just kidding, but I do hope you celebrate.

trash talk said...

I'm always amazed that bridesmaids still talk to the bride after the wedding....what we do to each other in the name of fashion!
What...you couldn't find that vest for your handsome hubby back in the day? You've got one year on me girly girl and my dresses were just as fashion forward as yours!
Love the last photo...and y'all still act like newlyweds, right?
Congratulations on 37 years and still counting. In this day and age, 10 is a milestone, but 37 and without ever being on the 10 o'clock news...wow!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

I think it is perfectly lovely. You and your husband look wonderful. you are so blessed with your love for each other. Love the plaid dresses and the arprons and the new plaid items too.Always love plaid, are you Irish too?

Libbie said...

What a beautiful bride! Even though those dresses were pretty fancy YOU stole the show! I think the plaid was fun & very festive! And they did make me smile!

So glad to hear you are still crazy in love...I just LOVE love! Happy Anniversary!

red.neck chic said...

Okay - I'll admit it... I'm giggling uncontrollably. BUT!!! I love it!!! My Mom used to dress me in plaid, and I'm fairly certain I have an apron just like that!!! And perhaps a dress too...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How can he not love you Mrs. Debra? Geesh... he's a lucky fella!!!

Now, I'm going to see if I can find some of those plaid boots...

Enjoy Your Anniversary!!!
Much Love, Robelyn

Lisa said...

I'm thinkin' the aprons could make a comeback! :)
Congrats! Congrats! Have a wonderful day with your Prince Charming.

Mrs. P. said...

Debra...I just love the plaid! Happy, happy anniversary to you :)


Lou Cinda said...

Happy Anniversary!! 37 years is awesome!! A great testimony....

Lou Cinda :)

Six divided by two..... said...

I love your plaid. I love a woman who is not afraid to be bold!!! Happy Anniversary!!! May God bless you with many more years to come. Have a Happy New Year.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Happy Anniversary! My, plaid has certainly come a long way. Those aprons are the finishing touch on the bridesmaid dresses. :) You were certainly a beautiful bride! Wishing you love and happiness always. Tammy

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Oh, my. I am afraid I'd have had to disown you had you asked me to wear an apron. ha! Happy Anniversary! And you, of course, looked beautiful! ~Mindy

Cynthia K. said...

Debra ~ You looked wonderful and your dress was lovely. Your Honey looked handsome and happy - seems like he probably still is. Amazing accomplishment for you and him.

Blessed New Year to you...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Jen Chandler said...

Happy Anniversary, Debra! I do love plaid but I don't think I love it enough to wear an apron with it! :) You looked beautiful on your wedding day! Just beautiful. Isn't it funny how we can look back on things that, at the time, were perfect but now they are just hilarious! I have many pictures like that...fun times :)

Happy Monday,

Jen Chandler said...

PS: I love your blog layout! Gorgeous :)

erin said...

Happy Anniversary!! love the plaid bridesmaids!

Hayley said...

Happy Anniversay, Debra! I hope you and your husband get to go somewhere and celebrate. I am so excited to be off school this week so I can nest (and put away tons of gifts and Christmas stuff-not sure when I'll tackle that). Have a great week! 37 years is huge.

They call me "Deb" said...

Ohhhh how pretty. Very nice and Christmasy plaid bridesmaids!
Happy Anniversary and may the Lord continue to grow your love.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Happy Anniversary, Debra! You were a beautiful bride. Best wishes for many more happy years together.

The Whispering Creek House said...

I was married 19 years ago today....and was born the year you were married..where does time go?

Lisa said...

Hapy Anniversary!! I love your plaids! Looks like some of my Aunts weddings I was in 37 years ago!
Hugs, Lisa

Anne~fiona and twig said...

That was just SO 1972. But you still look every bit as cute today as you did back then.
Of course he still loves you, you are exceedingly lovable. :-)


Karen said...

I love plaid too and I really enjoyed seeing the picture of your plaid wedding!

Happy Anniversary!

undomestic chica said...

Congrats on 37 years!

Debbi said...

Time does change things, doesn't it? Ours was 34 years ago . . . I had robin's egg blue, or as close as I could get to it, in November. Remember those days? If it wasn't a seasonal color, you could forget about buying it. My Mother worked like crazy to secure enough baby blue polyester doubleknit {eek!} for two bridesmaid's gowns. It was the only fabric she could find in nearly the correct color. With rented altar arrangements and honeycomb tissue bells, our marriage began. You know how funny it is that eventually I became a florist and wedding consultant?
I completely enjoyed your spin! Happy Anniversary!

Carla B. Reeves said...

Congratulations Deb. Love your wedding picture! What a beautiful couple. Of course someone with your sense of humor and creativity would still be in love and loved after 37 years. We're into our 35th and still love each other too. Our wedding picture is also pretty funny! xoxox Carla

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Happy Anniversary! And thanks for the laugh.

Janet said...

Congratulations on the 37 years. I bet in another 37 years today's plaid will look just as odd ( no offense here, I got married at the same time) as the 1972 version looks today! Enjoy your Anniversary!

alice said...

Oh Debra,
I love this post! A big happy anniversary to you and your (of course) darling husband. My daughter had a very similar plaid dress in '72!
She would have fit right in!
smiles, alice Here's to 37 more.


Happy anniversary! Fun post! ~ Angela

Sue said...

Okay, I have to be honest, I started laughing too when I saw the "plaid wedding"! It is cute though! And congrat's on 37 years, that is something to be proud of. I made it 22 years, and decided once was enough for me. Hope you have a wonderful 37 more!! Take care.

Julie said...

I LOVE plaid, too, Debra! Love your wedding pictures--just fabulous! Happy Anniversary--I love happy stories of long marriages...so rare these days! May you have MANY more!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Debra! I have never been to a plaid wedding! Thanks for sharing the pictures and giving us a small snapshot of your wedding day. You are just as vibrant today, as you were then! Cheers! Kenda

cityfarmer said...

I admit, i chuckled ... but then again I would NEVER show you my bridesmaid pictures ..

I lift my glass to you and your plaid husband ...you are a shining example to all lof us...please read my latest post ..you'll love him even more

Sandi said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! 37 years ago today I would have been in the 8th grade! Boy does that bring memories flooding back! lol
So great he still loves you and you love him!!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Congrats on your anniv! I think everyone will snicker at their wedding pictures when enough time passes, but they will always see the beauty in their choices. The plaid dresses are so cute and very bold. I love the dresses in the first picture. A modern interpretation of your wedding. You were a girl ahead of her time. Have a great time with your hubby.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What a wonderful blessing 37 years together and you still knew where your wedding pictures were. lol Just kidding you were a beautiful bride and YES you do love plaid. But heck it was 1972 if I did the math right and the holidays.
thanks for joining my site I am looking forward to following yours.
Happy Anniversary and many more
Is your nightie tonight plaid...opps sorry just wondering

BitsAndPieces said...

Happy Anniversary! A long and happy marriage is such a blessing. Debra, that's a darling photo of the two of you coming down the aisle.
Thanks for sharing your lively and joyful personality through blogging.

julie said...

happy anniversary! wow! 37 years and counting! how wonderful!

BonjourRomance said...

Happy Anniversary Debra!
If you loved the plaid and it made you happy, it was the right choice - the important thing is that you married the right man!! Boy, I sound just like my dear mother, she always told me forget about all the wedding trappings just make sure the right guy is standing up there waiting for you! I know she would be happy because I got the right man too!
I'll be following along, I thought I did that before, oops.
37 years is so wonderful, enjoy your day and get ready to ring in another fabulous year together!

Polly said...

You look so pretty! I think you were very fashion forward at the time....those plaid dresses were a very gutsy choice! I love that you chose something YOU loved for YOUR day!

Happy anniversary!

Blondie's Journal said...

Very neat post. You have a great way of telling a story!! I admit, the 1st set of bridesmaid dresses made a better impression than the second...however, the joyous look on everyone's face in your wedding party is priceless. So you get my vote. AND, it was a sign of the times!!

Happy Anniversary from someone who has just celebrated many long, happy years together. Ain't it great?!


Kitt said...

Debra, believe it or not my bridesmaid dresses were almost the exact plaid fabric in the first pic except the dresses were sleeveless with a big collar. I still like them and that was 36 years ago. You looked beautiful and still do. Congrats!

The Whispering Creek House said...

thank you for your sweet comment on my anniversay post..your so sweet..and your photos are great..dont they bring back the memories so well? Hope you had a great day with the one you love..

Rose said...

You like plaid? I never would have guessed. Well OK maybe I would. I love those plaid heels!
Happy Anniversary! You looked lovely then and you still do! Congratulations...37 years!


Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Congratulations on 37 years. That's a wonderful accomplishment. I remember patterns like this. What a beautiful couple you make, and I love the plaid dresses. Perfect for a Christmas wedding. I remember this type of pattern with the ruffles too, it was very popular then. I'm kind of hoping some kind of sleeved style comes back in before my daughters are old enough to get married. I hope you had a wonderful anniversary.


Happy Anniversary. Those are the most original bridesmaid gowns I have ever seen. Yes.... giggle from me. That is some lucky plaid .... 37 years!! Blessings!

June said...

Oh my Debra, what a gorgeous bride you made. I love this post so much...everything about it. I totally get the dresses, as I was married 38 years ago in Nov. Don't you just love those heels!!!???

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I too am MAD FOR PLAID. My husband is of Scottish descent and the Gunn dress plaid is just lovely. We have scarves, bow ties, caps, on and on. When he retired from the military we had a full on Scottish theme. A piper piped him into the ceremony, his mother and sisters we given Scottish heather and plaid ribbon corsages, hmmm, maybe I should blog about this. :)

Jodie LeJeune said...

Can I be honest Debra and promise me you will still love me????
I visited this post earlier and left
I didn't know what to say
still don't
except that you were such a BEAUTIFUL bride!!!
About the plaid...I don't get it. I was two when you were married and totally unaware of the style then (thank goodness) haha
Let me just say, I've never seen anything like this before but I really admire you for having your own style...no matter what! ;)

Do you still love me? Heck, I even still love YOU after seeing this!!! haha

Do you think my little leopard gloves will still be in style in 37 years from now? I sure hope so because I've been wearing the heck out of them!!! :))))

plaid and all~
everything vintage

Jodie LeJeune said...

All that and I forgot to wish you






Lee said...

Your a beautiful bride! then and now.
Hope your day was perfect.
Ain't love grand?

cindy said...

Ahhhh, happy anniversary dear! I hope you have many, many more years of wedded bliss. You look like a sweet couple (and I bet you still are!)

yapping cat

BellaRosa said...

Congratulations on your 37 years!! We just celebrated our 21st this New Years Eve...I will admit I smiled and chuckled but it was mainly because I know there is a picture somewhere at my mamas home with me about 37 years ago wearing a plaid outfit :) But mainly I am a lil envious because I have no pictures, nada, zip of our wedding. Besos, Rose

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Debra, what a glorious post! I just had to come see all about your plaid wedding! You are so right, those gowns were totally in style for the times! And just perfect for a December wedding.

You look just like a Barbie doll in your beautiful gown and veil! Such a handsome couple. Is the bridesmaid just to the left of you related to you? She is a doll, too, and reminds me SOOOO much of a girl my daughter cheered with in high school! Now, I've got to go back to your WEDDING BLOG PARTY post and look at the pics there again!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Olivia~ said...

Oh my sweetness! I just love this... you are darling and so is your wedding party. Giggle.
Too cute,

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