Wednesday, August 5, 2009

White Wednesday ~

White Phlox would have been just perfect for my wedding.
32 Years ago today...
We
Were Married~
Still loving the sleeves on my wedding dress,
...the ribbon sash,
...lacey bodice,
...ribbon tie in the back,
...the train,
...and my handmade veil~
Who would have thought
we would be at this time in our lives
so soon.
Seems like just yesterday.
The years have flown by so fast.
Although I must confess...
we
ELOPED.
Never got to wear my dress
so sad I know...
what WAS I thinking.

{who knows at the age of 18}

The pure white color has mellowed to
a soft cream,
and it hangs upstairs in my guest room
It is still beautiful to me today.

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beautiful White Wednesday posts.

Blessings~

18 comments:

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Sandi, Time does go by quickly, but how nice to spend most of it with a wonderful husband. So sorry you weren't able to wear your dress, your dress from what I can see of it looks lovely with all the pretty lace. Thanks for sharing!

miss gracies house said...

Eloped?! And just how angry was your mother? :) Beautiful dress and CONGRATULATIONS!! Have a *great* day of celebrating!
Rene'

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

How lovely and romantic...

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Happy Anniversary to you and hubby Sandi.... I just posted on life passing....what were we thinking??????

stefanie said...

sooooo beautiful!!! happy anniversary

June said...

Hi Sandi,
32 years. Great for you! A happy day to you both. Lovely dress!
Hugs,
June

Elyse said...

it all makes for an interesting and sweet story though. your story. :)

happy anniversary!

xo

Marilyn said...

Oh Sandi.... Time does pass so quickly. We are only 9 years away from our 50th & I look at him & still see the young man I married. I just hope he sees the young woman he married.
Happy Anniversay... May God Bless you with many more in Health & Happiness!!
Love,
Marilyn

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Yes, time does go so quickly!! I can't believe my husband and I have been married for nearly 16 years!! We both agree it feels more like 8!!
What a gorgeous dress and veil. It is very sad you didn't get to wear it. I hope your elopement was exiting and fun at least, since the aftermath was probably pretty unpleasant! My mom's family is still unhappy about my uncle's elopement and that was back in the 1960s!! Happy Anniversary to you two lovebirds. Your baby photos are SO sweet!! I am joining in on white Wednesdays today, also, so please do come visit if you'd like!
Michelle

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing your beautiful white pictures. Happy White Wedneday! Come and visit.

The Victorian Parlor said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! The dress is beautiful:).

Blessings,

Kim

Sue said...

Happy Anniversary, and what great photos with words to match!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Happy Anniversary and happy white memories! Eloping or not...it worked!!

Rebecca said...

Hello
Happy white Wednesday
Your white post is lovely
thank you for sharing
Blessings
Rebecca

The Spanish Dahlia said...

Congrats to you and your husband Sandi! I understand about eloping, because I did the same thing!!! The fact that you've been happily married for 32 years says so much. May you celebrate another 32 more blessed years together,
~ Stephanie

Lady Pamela said...

Congratulations! We celebrated our 33rd anniversary July 24th. It has been an amazing life together.

Shabby Shells said...

Congratulations and what a beautiful post. I laughed when I read Miss Gracies comment. I know just what my mother would have done. lol
Stop by to visit . I am new to blogging.
Til then
Janice

Holly said...

Hi, Sandi! I've missed coming by! Happy ani and congrats on the new grand! ♥

I didn't have a wedding dress at all! (We were, "That's so materialistic" hippys.) Maybe next year on our 3oth I'll get one? I don't mind that we didn't have a wedding though, I probably would have fainted or thrown up if I had to be in a wedding!