Thursday, February 14, 2008

A Marriage Meme for Valentine's Day

I saw this over at Faith in Community, and took the liberty of tagging myself, 'cause it looked like fun!

1. Where / how did you meet?
WH is the music director at the church where Maternal Unit is the Rector. When I was first introduced to WH, I told him that I would be staying at the church we had previously attended, because "I was very attached to the choir director there." Ha! If only I'd know...
2. How long have you known each other?
I think since about the year 2000. That's when we first met, anyway. I joined the church choir in December 2003.
3. How long after you met did you start dating?About five years. We started dating in January of 2005.
4. How long did you date before you were engaged?A year and a half.
5. How long was your engagement?Just about a year.
6. How long have you been married?
7 months.
7. When is your anniversary?
July 7th
8. How many people came to your wedding reception?We had two receptions: At the church reception, there were probably 250 people and at the dinner reception, we had 130.
9. What kind of cake did you serve?The members of our congregation all brought cakes to the church reception, so there were many different kinds. At the dinner reception, we served vanilla and chocolate cake with meringue layers and butter-cream icing.
10. Where was your wedding?
At the church where Maternal Unit is the Rector. She actually performed the ceremony for us, one of the things that I think make our wedding so special.
11. What did you serve for the meal?
We had cakes and bits and bites at the church reception, and then served prime rib at the dinner reception.
12. How many people were in your bridal party?We had three bridesmaids and three groomsmen, and no children attendants. We had our nieces and nephews do things like read and bring up the bread and wine instead.
13. Are you still friends with them all?Absolutely!
14. Did your spouse cry during the ceremony?
We both had our moments. He cried during the procession, and I cried during a particularly poignant moment of the sermon.
15. Most special moment of your wedding day?
There were so so many. I think that if I had to identify one, it would be walking down the aisle with Paternal Unit, to the fifth verse of Praise my Soul the King of Heaven, with the choir lettin' 'er rip on the soprano descant.
16. Any funny moments?
At the reception, WH's choir friends sang their own version of Barrett's Privateers, with words changed to be specific to WH and me. It was hilarious.
17. Any big disasters?
Not a one!
18. Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We went on a choir tour with Chamber Choir a couple of weeks after the wedding to England and Scotland, so the joke is that we went on our honeymoon and took a choir with us. Somebody said that the mental picture of that made him wish he was a cartoonist. We're taking what we consider to be our "real" honeymoon this summer for our first anniversary, when we go to Sonoma Valley in California.
19. How long were you gone?
About two weeks.
20. If you were to do your wedding over, what would you change?
I don't think we would have changed a thing.
21. What side of the bed do you sleep on?Right side.
22. What size is your bed?
23. Greatest strength as a couple?
I think that we have the same rhythm, so we've always moved in sync with each other very easily.
24. Who literally pays the bills?
WH does; he's our budget keeper.
25. What is your song?We don't really have one, other than our first dance song.
26. What did you dance your first dance to?
At Last, by Etta James.
27. Describe your wedding dress.
It was sort of Jane Austen-ish, with an empire waist, boat neck, chiffon layered skirt and train. No poof at all.
28. What kind of flowers did you have at your wedding?Roses, lilies, gerbers, all in cream and white and light pink.
29. Are your wedding bands engraved?
No. We may get WH's engraved in the future, but we haven't done it yet.


Episcopollyanna said...

Your wedding sounds so beautiful, and what a great honeymoon!

I have an award for you on my blog. :)

more cows than people said...

7.7.07 eh???

and you did this in your seventh month- how appropriate!

sounds fabulous. yay!


Crimson Rambler said...


Chorus said...

Yup, more cows, we were a 7/7/7 wedding, though that happened far more by accident than it did on purpose!

Diane said...

hey! glad you did this! It's late Sat evening and I'm preaching, but I'm coming back tomorrow to read this more carefully.