Saturday, November 29, 2008

28 Years Today

Mike and I are married 28 years today! We'll be trying out a new Italian restaurant tonight.

This time, 28 years ago, we were at our wedding reception. My bridesmaids wore red and my ushers were in classic black tuxedos--my father said they were 'correct,' LOL! One thing for sure, there were no ruffles. I hate ruffles on a guy's shirt.

I had to laugh when I saw the movie '27 Dresses' and heard the line (several times) 'and you can shorten it and wear it later!' That's exactly what I had in mind when we picked out the pattern for my girls' dresses! But really, they did use them again. It was an empire waist dress in red satin with spaghetti straps. There was a separate piece in sheer red fabric, with long sleeves that was worn over the bodice and closed in the back. It fit over the bodice, which means it was hemmed under the bustline. Can you picture it? It was very simple, yet very elegant.

My gown is up in the attic. Alas, it's been about 27 years since I could fit into it, LOL! (I can't believe I was ever that tiny!)

6 comments:

frugalchick said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I wore an empire waist for my wedding to help hide my growing belly but I didn't think of shortening it until I read your post. Thanks for giving me the idea.

Nanci said...

Happy Anniversary! and may you have many, many more years to enjoy one another.

Becky said...

Happy (somewhat belated) anniversary! And that line made me laugh too, because you hear it ALL THE TIME. I have managed to re-use 3 dresses so far-- one for a flute performance, one (that was my mom's) that I reconned into a party dress for last New Year's Eve, and the one from the wedding I'm currently a bridesmaid for is a direct recycle from the wedding I was in this past June (overlap in the bridal party, and the former bride is using her sister-in-law's dress, and the maid of honor is wearing the bride's dress!) Fine with me--slows down my own collection of bridesmaid dresses!

AmyK said...

Happy anniversary! I've been wondering how my wedding dress would fit now... if any different, lol (it has only been a little over a year, after all!).

Miranda said...

Sorry, I'm a little late.... CONGRATS!!!!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Belated Happy Anniversary to you two. Sorry I missed your special day. Things are a little topsey-turvey around here these days.