Sunday, February 13, 2011

18 years!


Today marks my husband's and mine 18th wedding anniversary. We married young and we were completely broke, but very much in love.
I have really good memories of our wedding day. Since money was scarce, we relied upon friends and family to supply the setting, much of the food and even the entertainment.

My dress was a 1920's drop waisted gown that I found at an antique store ( along with the pearl choker) and my veil (which I fell in love with) was found at a second hand bridal shop.
My aunt had a huge backyard that she generously welcomed us to use for the setting. The fare was simple... my mom and I went to a local, mom and pop owned Italian deli and purchased trays of meats and cheeses. A talented friend made the wedding cake.
With over 100 guests we were grateful to have 3 D.J's in the family which provided plenty of music for dancing.

I have always been a bit of a romantic. I think that is why so
many of my clay characters are shown happy, lovey-dovey settings like the guys below.

I hope you have happy plans for Valentines Day tomorrow. To celebrate, I modified the image below for you to you use as you please in your Valentine's day tag or card making. Feel free to download and resize as needed . To download, left click the image and choose "save as" (note that this image is for personal use only).

Happy Valentine Day!

12 comments:

NikonGoddess said...

Happy 18th Anniversary! I hope the next 18 are just as wonderful for you.

HerminiaRegolf said...

A little love on Valentine's Day.
Greetings from the Ebro Delta, Spain.

Karin said...

I love it Jenny....Not only do you and your husband lokk beautiful....but you look the ame as you did 18 years ago! What's your secret sister?? Spill it! Congratulations!

mIzZ(hONeY)bEe that's ME aka mArLEnE said...

happy 18th???? oh Jenny you don't look a day over 29 so that would have made you only 11 when you tied the knot...I so love the dress you wore..its priceless and the veil is gorgeous...you & your husband are a sweet adorable loving couple just like your creations....here's to 18 more years & plus... Congrats & happy heart day to you ;O)xox Marlene aka Mizz Bee

Nancy said...

Happy, Happy Anniversary! Love the pics of your wedding and that you shared the details. So sweet. Your dress was wonderful.
Have a sweet V-Day!
XO Nancy

Knickertwist said...

Happy Anniversary! Your wedding looked so lovely :)

Michele Lynch Art said...

Happy Anniversary! Michele

Deanna said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! I adored your wedding dress...so dainty and lovely.

Deanna :D

michelle said...

Congratulations! You were so beautiful!

FrostingsNSparkles said...

Happy Anniversary Jenny! My 18th is just a few weeks after yours! Your stuff is still just as darling as ever, <3

I hope you have many more wonderful years ahead of both of you!

Colleen

Buttercup said...

Hi Jenny! I finally finished and painted my Queen of Hearts!!! It's up on my blog! Hope you're well! :) xo

Whimsical Folk Art Blog said...

Happy Anniversary to you...