Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Today is our 31st Wedding Anniversary!

31 years ago today John and I were married. We were married in John's hometown of Oradell, NJ. We planned the whole wedding and paid for it all by ourselves. Our best man knew I loved horses and had horses in the past so he hired a horse and carriage from Central Park to take my sister and I to the church and then John, myself, my sister and him to the reception. We got married at 11:00 a.m. on a beautiful, sunny August Saturday morning. As soon as we said our vows the wind started blowing and then right after we took pictures at the renovated train station and pulled into the parking lot for the reception the sky just opened up and it rained all the rest of the afternoon! My mother-in-law said it is Irish good luck when it rains on a wedding. I guess she was right because here were are 31 yrs. later!!

John and I were introduced to each other at a Christmas Party. My boss, Mary actually introduced us. We were both dating other people at the time, but that changed after we met each other. We actually had a date for the day after the party for Brunch and we told each other we were going home to break up with the people we were dating. I know that is cruel a few weeks before Christmas but we just couldn't help that we had fallen in love with each other! We were engaged by April and married by August-whirlwind but wonderful.

Here we are on our wedding day:

Don't you just love my hat and John's baby blue tux-LOL!!! Our girls just can't stop laughing when they see our wedding picture! What do you want it was 1979!!

I loved my dress though, it was simple but it was mine. Our daughter, Jenny surprised me and asked if she could wear my dress when she got married 2 years ago! It fit her like a glove, just like when I got married.

Here is a picture of John and I taken in 2004 at another Christmas Party:

I think tonight I'm going to ask the waiter/waitress to take our picture. It is about time we update our picture!

John and I have had 2 wonderful daughters, many memories with each other and our girls, wonderful homes, wonderful vacations, our health, laughs, tears, joys but most importantly of all we have each other! I hope I have another 31 or more years with my sweetie! That's what I call him all the time-the girls giggle at me when I call him that, but he is my sweetie!

Love you always John and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you!!

P.S. My header today is the Oradell Train Station where we had our wedding photos taken.


Donna said...

What a beautiful story, Sherri. Happy Anniversary to you both!! May you have many many more happy years together.


Lindsay-ann said...

Congratulations on your 31st Wedding Anniversary Sherri & John.
I hope you both have a wonderful day.
I loved hearing about how you met and seeing all the cute pictures.

Mary said...

You two are adorable. Happy Anniversary!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

and they lived happily ever after.....

Congrats Sherri! My hubbie and I celebrated our 31st in June.

mysteryhistorymom said...

Happy Anniversary, dear friend! I LOVE your wedding picture. You were such a darling couple- and still are.:) I know you are going to have a wonderful evening celebrating. Can't wait to hear all about it.:) Lori

Sherri said...

Thanks everyone-you all are so sweet! I wish I still fit in that wedding dress-LOL!!

Happy@Home said...

Congratulations on 31 happy years together. I wish you many more years of health and happiness together.

Lynne said...

Happy happy anniversary Sherri and John! Hope you have a great day and many more happy years.

Florence and Mary said...

Sorry I'm late in wishing you Happy Anniversary Sherri! I hope you had a fabulous evening together.

Victoria xx

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Happy A....Sherri and many more years of wedded bliss.

Kay said...

Happy Anniversary, Sherri! You are both as gorgeous now as you were then. I love your photo!

Nan said...

Wonderful post, Sherri. And I so loved the pictures!

Darlene said...

What a wonderful story Sherri. I always love hearing about you guys because it does sound like you have such a beautiful relationship - that's a rare thing. Happy Belated Anniversary and I hope many more for you two to share in the future!

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!