Sunday, August 11, 2013

Happy 34th Anniversary!

Today John and I have been married for 34 years!  I remember the day like it was yesterday.   We got married on a very hot, humid morning, 11:00 a.m. to be exact.  The night before my Mom, sisters and my other bridesmaids stayed at a local hotel.  We got ready the next morning for the wedding.  Then my sister, Sue and I went over to my future in-laws house where the horse and carriage was waiting for us.  We rode right through River Edge, NJ to St. Joseph's Church.  While we were riding the carriage we had to go down a slight hill when the horse slipped.  Luckily the driver was really experienced and was able to keep the horse going.  We rode past the place where I had gotten my hair done and they all were standing outside the shop cheering for me as I rode by!  That was really cool!  We arrived at the church and a breeze started up.  I went inside the Church and my grandfather (who was giving me away) was waiting for me.  We started to walk down the aisle when it was time and I couldn't help but looking for John's eye.  He was smiling and he winked at me!  We said our vows and just as we started to walk down the aisle as man and wife the wind came through the church doors and slammed them!  The ushers opened them and we went out to the horse and carriage.  The wind came up because rain was on its way.  We got in the horse and carriage with my sister, Sue who was my maid of honor and John's friend, Stan who was his best man.  We rode to the Oradell, NJ train station for pictures.  Just as we finished the picture taking, it started to sprinkle.  We rode the carriage to the reception hall, which was only across the street from the train station.  As soon a we got inside the skies opened up and it rained and rained!!  My mother-in-law told me it was good luck when it rains on a wedding-some Irish saying she said.  Well I guess John and I have been blessed with good luck-here we are 34 yrs. later and still in love!!!

Love you sweetie!!!

9 comments:

Mary said...

That's a beautiful story of your wedding day Sherri - and you look gorgeous. John's not bad either, haha!!!!!

Congratulations - a long married life already, and here's to many, many more wonderful years together. True love for sure.

Hugs - Mary

mysteryhistorymom said...

Happy Anniversary, Sherri! I loved reading about your wedding day- so charming! Lori

Victoria Eales said...

It sounds like the most perfect day and nothing warms my heart more than hearing about long time married couples.

Victoria
FlorenceandMary.com

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Happy Anniversary! Wishing you many more wonderful years together.

Maya Nagel said...

Oh, happy belated Anniversary!! And wow..., time flies too. Doesn't it?!


Maya @ www.completely-coastal.com

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Happy anniversary! I loved reading your story. You two are so cute together! Wishing you many more wonderful years of love and happiness.
xx

Kay said...

Happy Belated Anniversary, Sherri! What a sweet wedding photo. You are such a gorgeous couple.

Sherri said...

Thank you everyone! All of your comments were lovely!!!

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful wedding story. Belated Happy Anniversary to you, Sherri. We have 38 years today...and MyHero forgot (again). lol He will pay for it this weekend-not to worry- lol xo Diana


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!