Patricia is a bridesmaid in friend Gena’s Wedding, 1975

In 1975, I was in my friend Gena’s wedding, serving as one of thirteen bridesmaids paired with thirteen groomsmen. We girls were all decked out in poufy mauve and green flowered dresses and big floppy hats. You gotta love the seventies! I’ll never forget the fashion statement we made that day!

Amanda recalled a moment in her garden wedding where the flower girl got chased by a bee in the middle of the ceremony. Thankfully, the bee moved on quickly, after a few fearful squeals from Amanda’s niece.

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

-Mignon McLaughlin

Think of a wedding you have either been a part of or attended. This wedding might have been years ago or last weekend.

•    Whose wedding was it?

•    When and where did it take place? Describe the setting.

•    Were you part of the ceremony or a guest?

•    What made this wedding so memorable?

•    Were there any unique elements of this particular wedding?

Include other details such as décor, attire, food, music, or guests. Weave in those specifics as well.

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I will never forget the high society wedding I was a bridesmaid in an all white wedding on August 2, 1959. My prep school friend, Glo Osborn, was getting married that summer after our Pine Crest Prep School graduation. We classmates were to spend ten days at the bride’s home before the wedding for fittings, luncheons, a night seeing Louie Armstrong perform at Buckeye Lake and such. It was a lot of fun despite some disturbing incidences. The father was a big burly man who made his money in real estate. His mother was the matriarch and ran the family… Read more »

It was unusual, back in that day, for anyone in our family to get married out of town. I’m from the old school, so I was shocked. There was no printed invitation, just word of mouth that I was invited to attend the wedding of my belated girlfriend Debbie’s daughter, Jessie. The fact that it was being held on Islamorada in the Florida Keys was a surprise to me. I knew I didn’t have the money to make the trip and stay overnight, so I would have to reply, not able to attend. That item had been covered, it seems.… Read more »

Some weddings are very traditional and formal in their presentation of tuxedos and flower girls and ring bearers. Mine was a whole lot different but wonderful just the same. The decision to be married in Elizabeth City, North Carolina was determined by the fact the groom had to be back at work on Monday. His new boss was not a very giving guy and extra time off for marriage was not going to be allowed. July 1, 1961, was a sunny hot Saturday. I was the bride and living in Norfolk, Virginia. The groom, Robert Thompson lived in St. Augustine,… Read more »

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