Monday, January 19, 2009

16 Years

Today is our 16th Wedding Anniversary.
We were married January 19, 1993. We were actually the very first wedding of 1993 in the Salt Lake Temple. It was the biggest snowstorm of the season that morning but everyone made it safely to the temple. After the ceremony, we froze our behinds off taking pictures, but they turned out beautiful with all the snow.
I've seen this post on a few other blogs, but decided to save it and share it with you all today.

1. Where did you and your husband meet?
At the singles branch.

2. How long before you kissed?
I don’t kiss on the first date…so it was the second date.

3. Who kissed who first?
He leaned in and I’m pretty sure I met him half way.

4. How long from the time you met until you were engaged?
We dated for 3 months before getting engaged.
How long from the engagement to the wedding?
Four months.

5. How did he propose?
He baked me a birthday cake then hollowed out the inside and put the ring box inside, added another cake layer and frosted the whole thing. The cake was heart shaped AND it was chocolate….he had me at chocolate.

6. Did he pick out the ring or did you?
He did.

7. Do you still like the ring?
Yes. And then on our 15th Anniversary last year he surprised me with a brand new ring (white gold this time) with a bigger diamond! So now I have two.

8. Where was your wedding and reception?
We were married in the Salt Lake Temple and then our reception was at my stake center.

9. How many bridesmaids did you have and who was your maid of honor?
I had 4 bridesmaids and my sister Vennesa was my maid of honor.

10. What color were your bridesmaid dresses?
They were a floral print with big lace collars. My mom made them and they were SO in style….at the time.

11. What was your bouquet made of?
A variety of white flowers, white ribbon and greenery.

12. Who gave you away?
No one really. It was in the temple. We did have a ring ceremony that evening, but it was pretty informal.

13. Did you cry during your wedding?

14. What style was your dress?
It was a mermaid style. Very form-fitting and then flared just above the knee. I loved it!

15. Was your wedding kiss sweet or sexy?
Short and sweet.

16. Who caught your bouquet?
My friend Jamiel, who also sat at my book.

17. What flavor was your cake?
White cake, white frosting. Covered with flowers that matched the decorations and the bridemaids bouquets.

18. Did you smash the cake onto each other's faces or feed it to each other nicely?
There was smashage.

19. What was "your song" that you danced to at your wedding?
We didn’t dance, but I actually sang to him! The song was called “All I Have"

20. What did you serve your guests to eat?
Traditional Mormon wedding fare at the time: sheet cake, nut/mint cups and slush.

21. What did your friends do to decorate your car?
No one decorated our car. BUT when we got to the Hotel where we were staying, his friends had somehow gotten there before us and left a box of condoms on the bed with a note that read, “Never fly without your parachute.” FREAKED. ME. OUT! I didn’t trust them AT ALL! I made him search every corner, closet and cranny of that room before I would even set my suitcase down! (Turns out they were never actually IN the room. They had bribed one of the bell boys to place their “gift”on the bed.)

22. What was your favorite wedding gift?
Probably our kitchen table and chairs from his parents.

23. What was the worst wedding gift you got?
A used toaster. (Complete with crumbs.)

24. Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Good old St. George.

25. Looking back, is there anything you would have changed about your wedding?
Sure, but at the time it was pretty much the norm for weddings around here. I wouldn’t want to do it all over, even if I had the chance.
(KJ & his Dad. I just had to share this picture.)


Kristina P. said...

Happy anniversary, Veronica! You looked beautiful.

Vanessa said...

LOVE the bridesmaids dresses!!!

Mina said...

Great post. These are SO fun. I love your dress. My sil had a mermaid one, too. That was in 1994, though, lol.

I'm dying over that toaster.

MicheLLe said...

Please take that picture off!!! HA! I can't believe it's been 16 years!
Happy Anniversary.

Sommer said...

Veronica, that is the cutest post I have seen! Loved all the ques. and pictures! Happy Anniversary! So, Kevin did used to have hair? Ha ha! So, did Morgan, LOTS of it!