Saturday, December 16, 2006

On this day ..... "I Thee Wed"

December 16 1967 Richard and I were married at Christ Church, Drouin in Victoria. It was a beautiful, early summer's day, with many family and friends gathered together. The reception was held in the Church Hall and superbly catered for by the Ladies Guild. Our Honeymoon was four wonderful weeks in New Zealand.

Coloured photos were a rarity back then, unfortunately.

'All dressed up, with somewhere to go!"


With my sister, Rita, and my father.


With our wonderful attendants, John and Rita.

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With our parents.


I did manage to find one coloured slide after all.


Thirty nine years later we are happily retired, and very proud of our four children (photo taken about 6 years ago - must be time we got together for a new one).
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18 comments:

Marlene Depler said...

Congratulations of 39 years! I loved the photographs. What a beautiful couple. Your anniversary is the same day as our oldest granddaughters birthday. She is turning 11.

My hubby and I just celebrated 36 years together. We are only mid-fifties, so it will be a few years before retirement.

shellyC said...

Happy Wedding Anniversary. Sorry I forgot when I saw you - I have no idea of dates at the moment!!! Hope you are popping a bottle of something tonight!!!

Meow said...

Oooh, congratulations on your wedding anniversary ... 39 years, that's wonderful.
Your photos are great, you looked beautiful.
Take care, Meow

Stuart said...

39 years in this day and age is an amazing achievement. We're only a third of the way to that and I'm only beginning to understand what you have accomplished.

Congratulations Alice and Richard.

Wendy A said...

Alice,
What great memories these pictures offer. You look stunning. Congratuations!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! Beautiful photos and memories, and kids! Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great day.

Kerri said...

Isn't it wonderful to look back on our wedding photos and relive the memories (and see how young we looked back then)?
Ross says you haven't changed a bit Alice :)
You make a handsome couple!
I love these photos, especially the first one.
Michelle looks like your sister, Rita.
That's a fine looking foursome in the last photo! :)
Our warmest congratulations on 39 wonderful years together. We hope you have many many more!

Anonymous said...

Congratulatons! You looked very beautiful!
Lovely memories.
Lovely family.

Zoey said...

Happy Anniversary, Alice!

Doesn't the time go by fast?

I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating.

Calidore said...

Congratulations to you both. 39 years is truly something to celebrate as are those beautiful Children and Grandchildren.

With love from all of us in Swan Hill.

Anonymous said...

Hi Alice..Your wedding snaps were
beautiful,such great memories.
It produced a lovely family.
Congrats to you both,ours will be
49yrs on the 21st.

Anonymous said...

Hi Alice..Congratulations on your anniversary 39years how wonderfull.
Lovely wedding photo's and also a lovely photo of your family.

Val said...

Congratulations, it must have been a good year for marriages - ours is on 3rd September (but I wore a mini-dress in a swinging London wedding!) Those parents could be ours though, so similarly dressed.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Alice : ) And your photos here are so beautiful and joyful, yet soft and kind : )

Blessed Advent : ) Wendy

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary from Germany, Alice!

Sigrun

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos, and memories. Happy Anniversary! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Those photo's bring back some wonderful memories - how good did we all look? But not sure that's me - time does age the body just a bit doesn't it? Congratulations - maybe in for a big celebration in 2007??? Lots of love Rita

roybe said...

Congratulations! to a fine looking couple and a lovely family. I think the black and white photos are great, they add character.