Today is our 37th wedding anniversary.
How young we looked - and were! - in 1972. The wedding was at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City, Iowa.
And how 'bout the bridesmaids' attire? Can picture hats get any bigger than that?
Mother helped me keep to a $500 wedding budget that included my gown, flowers, photos, bridemaids' hats and shoes, cake, punch, et al. She sewed my gown; constructed my headpiece from pipe cleaners, lace and tulle; and sewed the bridesmaids' gowns from drapery fabric with a chiffon overlay. I still have receipts totalling $521. Dad was so pleased by my effort to stick to the budget that he covered the extra $21.
Other than my little sis (in the yellow), I don't know where the bridesmaids are now. Nor does DH know where the groomsmen are. Oh, how our lives and looks change!