Our Wedding 42 years ago today

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© Andrea Petersen
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I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels...
Isaiah 61:10

Where did the time go?...It seems like only yesterday that we got married with a
candlelight service at the United Methodist church in the small hometown where I grew up...(population is still around 210)

The picture was getting faded with age but I brightened it in my scanner program and cropped it..A studio photographer shot the pictures for our wedding book and if I am remembering this correctly he charged us a little over $100 ...My wedding gown with long veil was a little over $100 also. I remember that the gown I bought at a store named Johnson Hills had to be altered to fit me as it was too big around the waist and every where else. I wish I had that problem now. LOL

The bridesmaids dresses were around $60 each...My sister was Maid of Honor and our sister-in-law was Bridesmaid..The friend who was going to be our bridesmaid backed out at the last minute for other plans but thank goodness the dress fit my sister-in-law perfectly who took her place..Two of my husband's brothers were Groomsman and Best Man The cost of living has gone up since then and the prices of course are much higher now than they were in 1969 for wedding pictures and wedding attire.

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  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (27 Dec 2011):

    Wonderful!!! So many great folks have anniversaries in December! LOL

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (27 Dec 2011):

    Thank you Donald...I remember the little snow storm we had shortly after we got married...and how beautiful it is outside today...There is hardly a trace of snow on the ground..The reason why we got married in the winter time was that my father was only home three months of the year during the winter months and he still was not retired yet from his Great Lakes job as a wheels man at that time. We were all so much younger then...

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (27 Dec 2011):

    Happy Anniversary, Andrea..... what a lovely bride you were....and your groom is not half bad :~)

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (27 Dec 2011):

    A beautiful couple then......a beautiful couple now! Congratulations!!

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (27 Dec 2011):

    Very nice!!

  • Gary Cole

    Gary Cole (Deleted) said (27 Dec 2011):

    Very nice. Ours was nearly 49 years ago and the photos were b&w. They have also faded with the years. Talk about people backing out, my oldest brother was to be my best man and backed out. A friend of my late sister-in-law was gracious enough to fill in at the last minute.

  • Linda Houghton

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  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (27 Dec 2011):

    Congratulations what a happy and wonderful couple. You are to be commended that you still love one another so much, it is worth it, and we should try and convince our children of a how wonderful it is to work at and succeed in marriage!!!!!

  • Nadeem Shafi

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  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (28 Dec 2011):

    Happy Anniversary! Congrats on 42 years.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (28 Dec 2011):

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, this is a wonderful picture of a great looking couple, may you have many many more years together !

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (28 Dec 2011):

    A very Happy Anniversary......it is a very beautiful portrait

  • Edith O'Dell

    Edith O'Dell gave props (28 Dec 2011):

    Happy anniversary and many more of them lovely portrait

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (28 Dec 2011):

    Happy Anniversary to both of you and Congratulations!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (28 Dec 2011):

    just wonderful! We just had our 38th last month. Congratulations!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (28 Dec 2011):

    fantastic shot!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (29 Dec 2011):

    What a fine looking couple.. and Congratulations on 42 years of wedded bliss!! This is such a lovely wedding portrait!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (30 Dec 2011):

    You both are such a beautiful couple and this is a true treasure!! Another great restoration job Andrea and a very Happy Anniversary to you both.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (30 Dec 2011):

    You and Dorsey make such a beautiful couple : ). The colors in your bouquet are very nice for a December wedding with the red/green and white colors.Congratulations on the 42 years together

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (1 Jan 2012):

    Wonderful! Happy belated Anniversary!

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (20 Jun 2013):

    beautiful bride...very lucky groom. I envy you both

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