It was 103 degrees - but my dress had long sleeves and a high neck. Luckily, the church air conditioning was quite adequate to the heat of the day. You see, I was a bride on a budget and found this dress and veil highly marked down. It fit, the price was right, I liked it - there you go!
Thirty-five years ago in Idaho getting married did not require buffets, appetizers, special lighting, venues, etc. A church, cake, mints, nuts, coffee and punch were all you needed to satisfy your guests. I suppose there were a select few even in Idaho who went all out, but for me, the idea didn't even occur to me to do anything but simple.
And we had a wonderful day . . . and life!
There have been lots of ups and downs as everyone experiences in life. Big changes in life plans, career aspirations - God had a different plan for us than the one we started out with. Gary was interested in becoming a pastor. I was an executive secretary. Over the years Gary had several careers, but the ministry wasn't one, and he finally started his own insurance agency. I had that first baby right after Gary graduated from college, which changed my career goals forever. Motherhood and homemaking became my calling and I haven't looked back, even with the empty nest looming in the near future.
God has blessed our marriage and I pray we've been a blessing to others in return. It will be interesting to see what comes to us in the next 35 years!