Marriage Meme

1. Where/how did you meet?
I was 17 and tipsy off wine coolers...he had the biggest feet of any of the guys sitting around the bonfire.

2. How long have you known each other?
Going on 17 years...almost half of my life.

3. How long after you met did you start dating?
A few days...?

4. How long did you date before you were engaged?
~5 years, I think

5. How long was your engagement?
1.5 years. Long enough to plan the wedding, save a little $$.

6. How long have you been married?
10 years as of this past Dec.

7. What is your anniversary?

8. How many people came to your wedding reception?
I think ~65...not including the wedding party.

9. What kind of cake did you serve?
Multi-level, each level had white cake with different fillings, ivory icing. We had about 2x more cake than we needed. We were eating cake for a week!

10. Where was your wedding?
The church where my ILs were married. We had 2 ministers. DH's grandfather actually married us.

11. What did you serve for your meal?
It was kind of picnic-style foods. Sandwich fixings, potato salad, beans...casual.

12. How many people were their in your bridal party?
4 couples

13. Are you still friends with them all?
I've lost touch with Lynne S. Not for lack of trying to stay in touch, on my part. Eventually I gave up trying to find her. One-sided friendships aren't worth the effort.

14. Did you or your spouse cry during the ceremony?
No, we giggled. My bridesmaids were all bawling behind me, though...buncha saps, LOL!

15. Most special moment of your wedding day?
The whole day was pretty special. I loved having my brother and Lynne sing, though. Wish our video had not gotten lost...I would love to listen to that, again.

16. Any funny moments?
When we were hugging our folks at the altar my FIL pulled my veil off my head.

17. Any big disasters?
Not really...there was a REALLY loud BOOM early in the ceremony. Someone must have hit their mic really hard, or something. We joked that maybe God was threatening us--after all, Derek's an atheist!

18. Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We went to Nova Scotia a few months later. Wonderful trip (except for my getting sick in the middle with a cold or flu).

19. How long were you gone?
10 days.

20. If you were to do your wedding over, what would you change?
No church wedding. We would have done something very casual and outdoors, then had a relaxed kegger/BBQ, probably at the little Spring Lake Yacht Club near where we lived at the time. We could have had more $$ for the honeymoon, that way.

21. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
Left, if one is standing at the foot. Right when laying on my back.

22. What size is your bed?

23. Greatest strength as a couple?
Humor...we keep things light.

24. Greatest challenge as a couple?
Hmmm...probably money. He's a saver, I'm a spender.

25. Who literally pays the bills?
He does. I'd mess things up and we'd get collection notices if I had to be responsible with that.

26. What is your song?
Baby Got Back...? Heh, don't really have one.

27. What did you dance your first dance to?
"Just the Way You Are," Billy Joel

28. Describe your wedding dress?
Simple...short sleeved, buttons up the back, big friggin' bow on my ass. Matte, ivory satin. Here's a really crappy scan of a snapshot DH's aunt took--our favorite pic:

I think we have the negative somewhere. I should have some nicer enlargements done.

29. What kind of flowers did you have at your wedding?
Silk poinsettias. I made the bouquets.

30. Are your wedding bands engraved? What do they say?
Just our wedding date. I need to have my ring resized since losing weight. Mine will likely have to be re-engraved.


  1. K,

    I had never seen your wedding pictures before!!! I really like your dress--very timeless,doesn't look like some of the mid '90s monstrosities!!!


  2. Yep, I liked that about it--didn't look like it was from any particular decade. Though I must say that I positively adore some of the very simple, elegant dresses I have seen in the 2000s.

    One of these days I should scan in more of our wedding photos. There are some very nice one, though they are all pretty formal and posed. I really wish wedding photojournalism had been more of a style (at least around here) when we got married. There aren't all that many photos of us being relaxed and fun, even though that's really how we were on that day.