My sister's wedding April 27, 1996
Her theme was black and she had 20 people in her wedding party, not including the flower girl and ring boy. She had a professional hairstylist come to the house and I remember how much I HATED my hair. Everyone loved it though so I felt okay about it the rest of the day. This is the only photo I have of that day because she has yet to give me any wedding pictures... that was 16 years ago this week.
My wedding day April 12, 1997
My dress was $500, bought the same place my sister bought her wedding dress and we both received a big discount. My veil was handmade by my mother with delicate pearls sewn on by hand. The edges were femininely scalloped, so beautiful. My mom also made me a handmade handkerchief which I held during the entire ceremony. She made my garter which had blue ribbon on it. I borrowed my sister's earrings which I believe she wore on her wedding day... to this day I can't remember what happened to it, I don't think they were ever returned to her. I remember my feet were in such pain and if I were to do it again, I would wear something flat and comfortable. I wore my husband's class ring on my right hand along with my engagement ring when I walked down the aisle. It's actually the ring he wears now in place of his wedding band which is in a safe place currently.
My oldest daughter's wedding day May 12, 2004
I had nothing to wear and asked a co-worker at the last minute to borrow something. She brought me a bunch of dresses to work and I knew this was the one I wanted to wear. I did my own hair and this was the first and last time I did this style. It came out pretty good. I just don't have the time to do it now with my 3 little girls. I bought beautiful earrings from Macy's which I could only find as clip on's and they hurt so bad, I got a huge headache and my ears hurt for hours after I took it off. I got my shoes from Payless and I wore them only to the wedding.
|Ashley's mother in law and I on our way up to light the candles on each side of the unity candle.|
|My son, Kapono walking me back to my seat after lighting the candle.|
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