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Thursday, May 5, 2011

22 years!!

It's our 22nd anniversary!! We got married May 6, 1989 at Ft. Edmonton Park--where else would a person with a Master's degree in Western Canadian History get married?? It was a small wedding, only 40 guests, but I never wanted a big wedding, ever!!
McDougall Methodist Church--built 1871, the first building built outside the walls of Ft. Edmonton. Built by John McDougall of the famous McDougall family of Methodist missionaries.  When I was young, this church stood beside the big brick McDougall United Church that was built in the 1930's.  When I was 14, my friend Brenda and I took a tour of it and I decided then and there, that was the church I wanted to be married in.
My father and I starting down the aisle.  My dress was similar to the styles of the 1870's and 1880's.  The train was bustled up to look even more like that era.

Dave and I signing the register.  The church is filled with photos and memorabilia of the history of the Methodist/United Churches.

The reception and supper was held across from the Methodist Church on 1885 Street in the replica of the Jasper House Hotel.  The original is still standing on Jasper Avenue. but it's kind of run down--to put it mildly!!! Our minister, Rev. Alston is standing in front and introducing us--he  was a wonderful man and minister. Ten years later he married my friends Jacqueline and Kevin!! To Dave's right is his Best Man, Bill Phillips and to my left is my Matron of Honor, Debbie McGinnis and her daughter Shauna--you see the top of her head.  Debbie made her own dress and Shauna's and they were just lovely and in the style of the olden times too. Over on the far side, you can see my mother.

Gee we were young!! Well, younger!!
Happy Anniversary Sweetie!!! ♥♥♥♥


J. said...

I love these photos...I've seen a few of them over the years, but putting them all together in one post makes me almost feel like I was there... ;)

You look so radiantly happy in every photo...

Happy Anniversary you two! I wish you many more years together...

Lots of ((HUGS)) and love from all of us here...

Squishy said...

Happy anniversary!! I love the photos and I love your dress!! And, I love the church!! So right up my alley!! Good job on 22 years and more to come!! Oh and my word today..."robins"...does that mean anything??????

Dianne SS said...

Thank you for the anniversary wishes Jacqueline and Diana!!! XOXOX!! Yes I hope we have at least another 22 years together!!

Robins: one of my favorite birds and I always look out for the baby birds every year and try to protect them from marauding cats, magpies, and crows.

onecollie said...

what wonderful pictures!!!!
You look so pretty, I love the dress & your bouquet!
Happy Anniversary!!!

Dianne SS said...

Awww, thanks Jolene! ♥

Cynthia said...

Very cool, congrats! I love the pictures. :)