Thursday, March 22, 2007

MY WEDDING

I was going to save this entry for saturday. But I have so much to do the next few days, I decided to post it today. On saturday March 24th Jim and I will celebrate our 28th yr wedding anniversary. We were married at the ages of Jim 23 and me 17 (3mos short of being 18). Our wedding took place in a cute little white church in Pleasantville, New Jersey. Our preacher Rev. Paul Westcott performed the ceremony. His sister Faith played the piano that day for us, and his wife Kitty bought my bouquet of flowers for me as a wedding gift. My bridesmaid was my sister Lucy and my made of honor was the SIL of the preacher, Kathy Westcott. Standing next to Jim was an usher Bill Westcott (maid of honors husband and brother of preacher). The best man was Jim's best friend Dan McCormick. After the wedding ceremony we all made our way to the reception which was held at Clover Gunning Club, where my Dad was a member. I did not have any alcohol at all at my wedding. There were a few alcoholic's at my wedding that when they got to drinking they got mean and ugly. And out of respect for Jim's grandfather Rev. Walter Sawn who attended our wedding I did not want any ugliness. The wedding cake was made by my maid of honor Kathy. She was going to cake decorating school and volunteered to make my cake. My wedding gown was loaned to me by my very best friend MaryLou. She wore it on her wedding day. That meant alot to me to wear her dress. The necklace was loaned to me by Kathy Westcott. The menu wasn't anything special, it was all made by Kitty and Kathy but paid for by me using my last 4 unemployment checks. We had potato and maxaroni salads, meatballs and sauce, cold cut tray, fruit salad, punch and soda's, and the cake. My Dad couldn't afford to pay for my wedding, he did give me 50.00 towards it, and as a gift gave Jim and I a 19" color tv (used) but we were thankful for the gift. We got lots of gifts, such as towels, electric blanket, electric frying pan, dishes, glasses, linens, and cash. It was a beautiful day for us, even though it was raining, grrrrrrr, lol. Since that day it has rained on all our anniversary's but one. On that one it snowed, lol. The pictures were all taken by my very best friend MaryLou. I am so greatful to her. I lost all my pics except for a couple, and she saved them all these years. Thank you MaryLou, you are awesome girlfriend and I love you dearly. So without further ado, here is my wedding pictures.

Dad and I entering the church.

The preacher welcoming everyone to ceremony and asking who gives me to this man.

Another view of asking.

Blurred but ceremony has ended.

Thanking our guests for attending. Jim and I in the middle, best man near me and maid of honor near Jim.

Opening our gifts. The electric blanket, given to us from my Aunt Helen and Uncle Bill.

Jim and I and that beautiful delicious cake.

Cutting the cake. The 2 lil ones are my sister Helen and Philip, youngest son of Kathy and Bill Westcott.

Feeding each other the cake, mmmmmmm yummy.

We didn't really have a honey moon. We went to a motel in Millville, NJ for 1 night. Didn't do anything because of 2 reasons, I fell asleep due to exhaustion and lack of sleep the last 3 days before wedding, and 2, Aunt Flo decided to pay me an early visit the day before my wedding, grrrrrrrrrr.

The past 28 yrs with Jim I have to say were good and bad. But more good than bad. We've had a few arguments, a few rough times, but there's one thing that always got us through it and has given us 28 yrs of a wonderful marriage, and that is the marriage recipe.

                                 Marriage Recipe

                                   1 cup love

                                    1 cup respect

                                   1 cup trust

                                   1 cup honesty

           

 

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful You!!! Your dress looked like mine from my first marriage!!! I love weddings. Happy anniversary Early!!! Hope you have 28 more years together.
    God Bless,
    Liz in Va.
    http://journals.aol.com/bethjunebug/Bethjunebug

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  2. Wonderful pics.  May you have another 28 yrs. together.
    Hugs,
    Dana
    http://journals.aol.com/rainy35/RoadToSucess

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  3. Cindy you looked so beautiful!!!  You guys were so young! Wow just babies yourselves!  Jim looked very handsome, too.
    Looks like the wedding was fun!  Wish I'd been there.
    Congrats on so many years together!
    Love ya, Pam

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  4. Aww Cindy.. you and Jim look so cute together!  You were a real hottie back in the day, weren't you? :)  Thank you for sharing your wedding pictures!  I love your recipe for a good marriage.  Fortunately for me, and whatever man I might meet in the future, we will not have to practice those, as I plan to never marry again! lol

    Hugs
    jackie
    http://journals.aol.com/siennastarr/Hopefloats/

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  5. Happy Early Anniversary! May you have another 28 yrs together!! To think that 20 yrs ago being married for as long as you two have was the norm and now it's getting less and less common for most to make it 5 yrs!
    Marriage is hard work, sometimes you have to give, sometimes your spouse has to give. Sometimes you live in bliss, sometimes you live in tolerance, but you do it...and at the end of the day you have someone that loves you despite your ugly moments!

    God Bless you and Jim!

    Christy

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  6. Hello friend. I am helping to make John's one wish come true. For people to give blood. I am asking for your help. Please ask people to give blood and let me know. I do not need names, just numbers. The blood count is in the About Me. Help me reach 300 and beyond! Tell everyone. For John. Thanks friend. Tammy
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  7. Happy 28th Wedding anniversary to you both ~ may you spend many more happy years together ~ I loved looking at your wedding pictures ~ thanks for sharing them with us ~ Ally

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  8. beautiful entry loved all the pictures and the memories happy 28th anni to you both
    emily

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  9. Cindy, that was lovely to read and I really enjoyed the photos of your wedding.  Awwww, so sweet.  Happy anniversary for Saturday.  Hugs, Terry x

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  10. Happy Anniversary:) its great to see a couple so in love:)

    Deb

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  11. Young love !! How very sweet those pictures are.
    Happy Anniversary to you both , may God Bless you with many more.
    Ellen

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  12. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY CINDY AND JIM!!!! YOU WERE AB EAUTIFUL BRIDE CINDY! AT LEAST YOU HAD A WEDDING GOWN...I HAD TO MARRY WITH A SKIRT AND JACKET ON! LOL OH WELL....IT LASTED 34 YEARS...TIL "DEATH DID WE PART" AND WOULD HAVE LASTED LONGER HAD DANNY LIVED....I MISS HIM...HE WA MY BEST FRIEND CINDY...I AM SURE THAT YOU AND JIM KNOW THE SAME LOVE...
    LOVE YA,
    CARLENE

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  13. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!! XOX BARBARA

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  14. Happy Anniversary...loved all the photos...what a beauty of a bride you were....hope your day and evening go as planned...hugs,
    Joyce

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  15. Rain is the ultimate sing of good solid loving relationship. You are considered lucky if it rains on your wedding day. It rained on mine to! I loved reading this so much, I really did, and you & I had a very different wedding, but you know, I ENVY what you had, borrowed things, using your own money, it says so much and runs so deeply.  I envy you , and your marriage vows, just such a wonderful sister to have and look up to!
    I have Rebeccas package ready to mail, now lets get my @ss to the PO!!!
    Love
    Ang

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  16. HAPPYHAPPYHAPPY Anniversary my friend!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow, 28 yrs. Be proud of that. You looked so so young in the pics..and so happy and so beautiful. I loved seeing them!!!
    Love you,lisa jo

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  17. Many congratulations!!!!  Enjoyed your memories of the day.  Me and my hubby were wed on March 12th and just celebrated our 23rd anniversary.  Appears we are right around the same age, as you married 6 years younger than I, but have been married 5 years longer.  ;o)  -  Barbara

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  18. congratulations sissy.....28 yrs.?.....where did the time go and what happened to jim? He used to be cute....anyhow i love you guys and want you to have many more happy yrs. together....muahhhhhhh ttyl sissy...nancy
    Paul would love some of these pics

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