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Monday, August 24, 2015


Anniversary Celebration-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

This photo was taken on August 24, 1969.

Anniversary Celebration-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Yes, I married my sweetheart 46 years ago!

Anniversary Celebration-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I know that sounds like a looooong time ago, and I guess 46 years is a pretty long time.

Anniversary Celebration-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

But, I was a child bride.  No, really, I was! That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it.

Anniversary Celebration-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I fed him cake.

Anniversary Celebration-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

And he fed me cake.

Anniversary Celebration-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

We awkwardly attempted the traditional wedding toast.

Anniversary Celebration-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

And I still have the champagne glasses we used for that toast. I've displayed remnants of my wedding bouquet in the champagne glasses.

Anniversary Celebration-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

In the late 50's, it was popular to give a bride-to-be a wedding bridge party.  I've decorated a wreath with some bridge tallies left over from some of the wedding parties my mother hosted.

Anniversary Celebration-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

It's usually wise for me to give my sweetheart advance notice of our upcoming anniversary. I hope he has noticed this not-so-subtle reminder.

Anniversary Celebration-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Of course, the real metamorphosis is us 46 years later. Aren't you glad I lost that big flip in my hair?

Happy Anniversary to the man who is my best friend and is still my sweetheart. Thank you for coming to my anniversary celebration.

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Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Anniversary my friend. fondly ~lynne~

Tricia said...

Happy anniversary! I do think your sweetheart will get the hints you've provided! Enjoy celebrating!

Sue said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your sweetheart, Laurie! You both look great. I. t00, was a child bride- really! Had to have a notarized permission letter from the court sent to Ohio from New Mexico before we could get a license issued to us. And this two days before the scheduled wedding. LOL

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Happy Anniversary!!!! Love your wedding pics and you are just as beautiful today.

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie, Happyhappy anniversary. We just celebrated our 46th too and my headpiece was so much like yours. It was so much fun seeing your wedding pictures. xo

Sarah said...

Happy Anniversary, you two lovebirds! 46 years! Congratulations, Laurie. You were definitely a child bride. We celebrate our 40th next Sunday. I've put together a photo book with photos of us through the years starting with our rehearsal dinner. Fun to look back at the young couple in the photos. '-)
Enjoy the celebration!

Unknown said...

Hapy Anniversary! Wishing many more happy healthy years together. Don't you wish you could go back and enjoy the day all over again! It goes so fast.

Corlea said...

I love your flip

Chloe Crabtree said...

Happy Anniversary! You must have been a child bride! You looked lovely then and now! Many happy more years ahead for the two of you!

Deanna said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your sweetie! How sweet that you were able to keep a piece of your wedding bouquet. I do have to say that I love that flip in your hair :D

The two of you still look the same and that is the truth! Have a wonderful and happy day together and may you have many more anniversaries to celebrate.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Happy anniversary to a very cute couple even after 46 years!


You do look like a pretty child bride Laurie! Beautiful photos of your wedding and I wish you a wonderful Anniversary of 46 years, as it is a life time. I'm so glad you both are still so happy. Many blessings for many years of continue happiness.

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie! Oh, course you were a child bride - just look at you, cute little thing! Happy Anniversary! :) I love seeing your sweet snaps from your wedding.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Crystal Grandeur said...

Dear Laurie... Congratulations for your 46th wedding Anniversary. It's lovely to see your wedding photos. Best wishes...Hugs Sujatha:)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie and Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby. Loved seeing the pics from your special day. You are a gorgeous couple!! 46 years is an accomplishment and I wish for you many more wonderful years ahead. Enjoy your celebration
and God's Blessings always. Hugs, cm

Sandra Lee said...

Happy Anniversary and thank you for sharing your memories!

Marigene said...

Happy anniversary, Laurie and many more. You were a beautiful bride. Both looked like young!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!

Mary Ann said...

Congratulations, and eerily enough, that church doorway looks like the church in which I grew up and my whole family (but me) was married in... St. Peter's Cathedral in Kansas City, Ks. Wow!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Just look at you two! Lovely couple...Congrats to you both and happy anniversary. I remember the flip.

Dixie said...

Laurie, I rarely,post anymore... But wanted to stop by and wish you many more years of wedded bliss! Hugs.