All About My Wedding Day

From someone on Facebook, all about my wedding day:

  1. When was your wedding day? June 24, 1995
  2. What day of the week was it? Saturday
  3. Did you get married in a church? The chapel on the drill field at Virginia Tech.
  4. How many in your wedding party? 4 bridesmaids, 4 groomsmen, a reader, and a soloist. And a partridge in a pear tree.
  5. Where was your reception? Blacksburg Community Center
  6. How many guests were invited to your wedding? Around 125ish
  7. How long did you wait to tie the knot after your proposal? 13 months
  8. Who did you hire as your photographer & videographer? Local photographer guy (looking back, was far too expensive), and our friend Doug Gaff ran the video camera.
  9. Did you have a DJ or a band? No, but we had a four instrument orchestra at the chapel.
  10. Did your father walk you down the aisle? No, I was up front. But Laura’s dad walked her down.
  11. What color were the bridesmaid dresses & groomsmen vests? Blue.
  12. Who was your Maid Of Honor/Best Man? Heather Gillespie/Dan Farrar
  13. Did you have a Bridal Shower? Yes, Laura did.
  14. What type of limo did you get? We tried to be slick by renting one for driving us to Roanoke for our flight out of town. That way our car could get decorated and it wouldn’t be our problem. But the limo was late, so we ended up leaving the reception in our decorated car, driving around town for about an hour, then going back to the reception hall to wait for the limo.
  15. Where did you go for your Bachelorette/Bachelor Party? I don’t remember. What happens in Blacksburg stays in Blacksburg. (That sounds naughtier than it really was.)
  16. What type of wedding gown/tux did you two wear? Laura wore her mother’s wedding dress. I rented a tux.
  17. How was the weather? Perfect.
  18. Where did you go on your Honeymoon? It was a secret, I didn’t tell Laura where we were going until we were in the limo leaving town. The folks said we need to let them know, in case of emergency. So I left sealed envelopes to be opened only in case of emergency. When they opened the envelope minutes after we left, they found a sheet of phone numbers (but no locations).

    We stayed a night at the newly opened Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, VA (evacuated the building at 3 in the morning for a fire), a night in Miami, a 6 day cruise on Carnival Cruiselines (the Ecstasy was our ship) through the Caribbean, then two more nights in Miami. The extra two nights was actually less expensive than flying out right after the cruise got in.

  19. What was your favorite part of your wedding day? Lots of great memories from that day. (1) Me marrying Edd (the minister). I said part of my vows to Edd, I forgot to turn and face Laura, so the first part of my bows I said to Edd. (2) During the solo (Love by Petra) we gave a rose to each of our parents, which was a surprise to them. We wanted to acknowledge them during the service. (3) At the reception I got the garter off of Laura’s leg, I had hidden a pair of bright pink boxers up my coat sleeve. So while I was removing the garter from Laura’s leg I actually was getting the boxers out of my sleeve. The triumphant reveal of boxers got a huge response. Too bad the video camera missed it. (4) When it was over. As fun as the day was, it was very stressful.
  20. How long have you been married? 5175 days. 14 years 2 months today.