...quiet, about a lot of things...
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
15 years ago I was living in Claremont, California..."and going to the chapel and gonna get married". Here are some random details I remember...
We got married at 12 noon..during a heat wave...
The little one in the picture is Rachel.
Yes, that is fuzzy math.
Michael asked me to marry him at the beach..with Rach in a baby back pack...
No joke...I said.."yeah, RIGHT!!"
My first engagement ring came from Best...I think now defunct. It turned my finger green..I was actually allergic to it..Enter ring number two. I think we bought this one for my 3rd anniversary. It was white gold..instead of yellow..and I lost the stone out of it at Walgreen's. I called Michael so UPSET..he thought one of the kid's had died. I wore a stering silver band for a long time after that. My ring now, is a vintage platinum set...I got for my 10th anniversary. I have managed to hold on to it for 5 years.. A record for me.
The morning of my wedding, I got up, went for a massage, came home..and did my own hair and makeup. I looked very much myself.
We took a horse and carriage to our reception. We had Rach and our niece and nephew ride along..Us and 3 under three year olds. I did not ride back then...but I loved horses. The carriage was my Mother in Laws idea.
I had the DJ's from the CRUSH BAR in Hollywood at the reception. I was a regular at the Crush, on Cahuenga and Hollywood, for years. Only club I was considered VIP, never waited in line...never paid...(and I secretly LOVED it!!) It was a Motown dance club. Very hip for its time!! It's closed now.
Our first dance was to "What a Wonderful World"..Louis Armstrong..Oh Yeah!
I don't think I have ever felt the way I felt that day. Truly like a princess.
Michael and I went to Palm Springs for 2 days..without Rach...Then to Pismo Beach and Monterrey as a family.
We had to stop for condoms in Claremont on the way to the desert. We laughed alot.
We haven't stopped laughing..15 years later!