Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Our 19th Wedding Anniversary is today

7 comments:

Elizabeth Kathryn Gerold-Miller said...

Wow, Leticia, you are a beautiful bride. That was so nice that you shared that with us. You and your bridesmaids had such happy, pretty, and modest gowns! The Wedding section keeps promising that modesty in wedding and bridesmaid gowns is coming back into style. I'm still waiting!

Leticia said...

I was not as conscious of modesty then as now, I think the backs of the bridesmaid's dresses a bit too low. They were off the rack Laura Ashley party dresses on sale for half price (under $100) because I was conscious of my bridesmaids' expenditures.
I designed the wedding gown from a Simplicity pattern which had multiple variables, and Francisco and I bought the fabric from the wedding part of the NYC garment distict. It was so much fun!
The seamstress couldn't sew on sequins and pearls, so I did, for weeks, after working 12 hour days to pay for the wedding, and it was so exciting to help with the gown!
It fit perfectly until I dropped 10lbs. in the week before the wedding, and thus, if you saw me at a certain angle, the neckline was less than modest! But anything is better than the little strapless numbers which pass as bridal gowns today!!
Another note, most bridal stores in New York wanted more than 6 months to order a dress and we wanted to get married sooner to avoid ocasions of sin. Thus, the seamstress, and a 30% savings. Brides often let catering houses, and dresses make decisions which would be better made by the couple with the priest. I've heard of engagements lasting 2 years to get the 'right' catering hall while the couple live in sin!
The party only lasts a day, folks, your marriage lasts a lifetime!

Leticia said...

I was not as conscious of modesty then as now, I think the backs of the bridesmaid's dresses a bit too low. They were off the rack Laura Ashley party dresses on sale for half price (under $100) because I was conscious of my bridesmaids' expenditures.
I designed the wedding gown from a Simplicity pattern which had multiple variables, and Francisco and I bought the fabric from the wedding part of the NYC garment distict. It was so much fun!
The seamstress couldn't sew on sequins and pearls, so I did, for weeks, after working 12 hour days to pay for the wedding, and it was so exciting to help with the gown!
It fit perfectly until I dropped 10lbs. in the week before the wedding, and thus, if you saw me at a certain angle, the neckline was less than modest! But anything is better than the little strapless numbers which pass as bridal gowns today!!
Another note, most bridal stores in New York wanted more than 6 months to order a dress and we wanted to get married sooner to avoid ocasions of sin. Thus, the seamstress, and a 30% savings. Brides often let catering houses, and dresses make decisions which would be better made by the couple with the priest. I've heard of engagements lasting 2 years to get the 'right' catering hall while the couple live in sin!
The party only lasts a day, folks, your marriage lasts a lifetime!

Leticia said...

I was not as conscious of modesty then as now, I think the backs of the bridesmaid's dresses a bit too low. They were off the rack Laura Ashley party dresses on sale for half price (under $100) because I was conscious of my bridesmaids' expenditures.
I designed the wedding gown from a Simplicity pattern which had multiple variables, and Francisco and I bought the fabric from the wedding part of the NYC garment distict. It was so much fun!
The seamstress couldn't sew on sequins and pearls, so I did, for weeks, after working 12 hour days to pay for the wedding, and it was so exciting to help with the gown!
It fit perfectly until I dropped 10lbs. in the week before the wedding, and thus, if you saw me at a certain angle, the neckline was less than modest! But anything is better than the little strapless numbers which pass as bridal gowns today!!
Another note, most bridal stores in New York wanted more than 6 months to order a dress and we wanted to get married sooner to avoid ocasions of sin. Thus, the seamstress, and a 30% savings. Brides often let catering houses, and dresses make decisions which would be better made by the couple with the priest. I've heard of engagements lasting 2 years to get the 'right' catering hall while the couple live in sin!
The party only lasts a day, folks, your marriage lasts a lifetime!

Leticia said...

I was not as conscious of modesty then as now, I think the backs of the bridesmaid's dresses a bit too low. They were off the rack Laura Ashley party dresses on sale for half price (under $100) because I was conscious of my bridesmaids' expenditures.
I designed the wedding gown from a Simplicity pattern which had multiple variables, and Francisco and I bought the fabric from the wedding part of the NYC garment distict. It was so much fun!
The seamstress couldn't sew on sequins and pearls, so I did, for weeks, after working 12 hour days to pay for the wedding, and it was so exciting to help with the gown!
It fit perfectly until I dropped 10lbs. in the week before the wedding, and thus, if you saw me at a certain angle, the neckline was less than modest! But anything is better than the little strapless numbers which pass as bridal gowns today!!
Another note, most bridal stores in New York wanted more than 6 months to order a dress and we wanted to get married sooner to avoid ocasions of sin. Thus, the seamstress, and a 30% savings. Brides often let catering houses, and dresses make decisions which would be better made by the couple with the priest. I've heard of engagements lasting 2 years to get the 'right' catering hall while the couple live in sin!
The party only lasts a day, folks, your marriage lasts a lifetime!

therextras said...

Okay, okay! We get the message! hehe.

Very sweet. Thanks for sharing. Barbara

A Homeschooling Thespian said...

Leticia,

What a beautiful post. Congratulations, with wishes for many more happy years together! :)