Thursday, June 7, 2012

Wedding Anniversary

In addition to graduations and Father's Day, June is the traditional month for weddings.  Today would have been my parent's 65th wedding anniversary.  Unfortunately, we lost my mother 16 years ago - just short of their 49th anniversary.  When I look at the photos of my parents on their wedding day, they seem so young (they were 23).

You may remember reading about the veil headpiece that my Mom wore for the wedding.  It survived packed away in a box all these years (the actual veil disintegrated over time).  If you click the photo above, you can see the beginning of the story of how I reused some flowers from the headpiece to make the ring pillow for our older son's wedding last September.

This is the finished ring pillow - there are six flowers from the headpiece attached to the vintage linens that I used for the pillow.  You can click this photo to see the details about making the pillow.

When my parents were married, there were not the thousands of photographs taken that you would find for a modern wedding (and obviously no video or slideshows!).  I only have seen a few photos from their wedding day.  My Dad's two brothers stood up for him and my Mom had a close friend and her younger sister Cora as attendants.  I always thought it was interesting that the attendants wore white and carried red roses. 

I made these simple digital pages by scanning in the one photo that I have in a frame.  When you don't have many photos, you can always crop to highlight certain parts of the photo and use the closer cropped views for your pages as well.  I used the Creative Memories StoryBook Creator 4.0 program to make these pages.  The papers, ribbon and embellishments are from the Enchanted Digital Power Palette and the "wedding party" phrase is from the Divine Wedding Digital Kit.  (These are both available in universal format if you use another digital scrapbooking program - Enchanted UF and Divine Wedding UF).

My sister and my niece both wore my Mom's wedding gown when they were married - I wonder if someday it will be worn by a fourth generation?

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  1. Beautiful pictures, I can see you in your Mom. Have a lovely day.

  2. You certainly have your mother's smile. I love the pages.

  3. Just wonderful and so nice that you were able to use the elements from the tiara for son's wedding. TFS


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