Found this on Chelle Blog.

All about our wedding....
1. Where/How did you meet?
First day of our freshman year of college. We were attending a small college in Mississippi…and when I say small, I mean less than 150 students total. Some years less than hundred. Small.

It was after a chapel service, just before lunch on August 28, 1990. I was leaving the chapel and this guy in front of me turned around and said “Hi I’m Joal.” Three little words.


Then we had a short conversation about his t-shirt…Geoff Moore and the Distance, a favorite band of mine.

2. How long have you known each other? 17 years
3. How long after you met did you start dating? the same week. He’s an over-achiever.

4. How long did you date before you were engaged? 7 months.
5. How long was your engagement? April 4 to December 21, 2001

6. How long have you been married? 16 years

7. What is your anniversary? December 21

8. How many people came to your wedding and wedding reception? About 100 I think. I don’t really remember.

9. What kind of cake did you serve? Traditional wedding cake. White cake. White frosting. Lavender flowers. It was not really remarkable. (I was 19.)

10. Where was your wedding? a church in Jackson, Mississippi where I most consistently attended during my later teens. Being the daughter of a minister sometimes prevents one from having a “home” church.

11. What did you serve for your meal? No meal. It was a buffet of cake and punch and party/finger-foods. Weddings in Mississippi (I have since learned) are way more casual than most of the rest of the country.

12. How many people were in your wedding party? bride and groom, maid of honor, bridesmaid, best man, groomsman, preacher. yep, that was it.

13. Are you still friends with them all? No. I have occasional contact with the maid of honor and the bridesmaid…none with the men. That makes me sad.

14. Did your spouse cry during the ceremony? no. I was the official crier. Seriously. Stopped the ceremony for more than 2 minutes trying to pull it together. The minister was a good friend. I warned him I would cry…told him not to take it as a sign. He was very patient. He even repeated the words I had forgotten in my meltdown.

15. Most special moment of your wedding day? Joal singing to me. and the second kiss. We did the cursory tame kiss upon pronouncement, took about 15 steps down the aisle as Mr and Mrs. and then stopped and kissed again. It was sweet.

16. Any funny moments? not really.

17. Any big disasters? The only small disaster was for some reasons I got it in my head that I had to change out of my wedding dress before we left the church. (The ceremony and the reception were in the church. Again, it’s common in Mississippi.) I have no idea why I changed. I wish I hadn’t. Should have worn the dress to leave. That’s my one life-long wish for a do-over.

18. Where did you go on your honeymoon? It was Christmas. We didn’t have time for much of a honeymoon.

19. How long were you gone? 4 days.

20. If you were to do your wedding over…we would elope and get married on a beach somewhere. And have better pictures of course.

21. What is your song? We have 3. “Simple Man” “I Will Be Here” and “Love of a Lifetime”

22. Describe your wedding dress: see photo. White satin. Lace overlay over the bodice. Sweetheart neckline. Pearls. a hundred buttons down the back. long sleeves.

23. What kind of flowers did you have at your wedding? Silk flowers. Ugly silk flowers. (I was 19.)

If you decide to tag yourself and copy this - please leave me a comment so I can come check yours out!


Christy B said...

Okay, I'll bite .... I've not done my wedding album yet. Maybe this will put me in the mood! Springboard some journaling!


Mimi said...

I love your answers, but I think you were married in 1991, not 2001?

Deanna (DW) Shain said...

Just discovered your blog and I love it! As for a wedding on a beach with better pictures....why not renew your vows on a sunny beach some anniversary?! I was just married on the beach in Florida last November and it was beautiful! Everything I dreamed it would be.
Lynnwood, WA