Thursday, August 23, 2007

Marriage Meme

Thanks Carey for tagging me for this Marriage Meme. What's a Meme? you ask. Well, someone tags you to participate in answering questions about a particular subject...this one is about'll see...

Where did you meet your husband?

We met through some friends.

What was the first thing you said to your husband?

"I do!" Well, that's if the question was meant literally. If it was meant as the first thing I said to him when I met him, it was probably, "Hi!"

Where was the first kiss? first date?

Our first date was on a Sunday afternoon at 2:30 PM and went until about 11:00PM! We had such a good time getting to know one another. Our first kiss was on our first date! He "stole" it from came as a surprise!

Did you have a long or short courtship/engagement?

It was a long courtship. I think it's best to take your time. It was about four years.

Where did you get engaged?

In the exact spot that we met! Isn't that romantic?

Where did you get married?

At St. Mary's Church in Ridgefield, CT. It was so meaningful to me to go back to the Church that I made all of my other Sacraments at. It was truly beautiful!

How did the reception go?

Beautifully...I'll never forget though, that as we stepped outside the Church on that very hot and humid summer day, all of a sudden a rain drop came down as the photographer took some group shots in front of the Church. Then another and another rain drop. Everyone realized that they better take cover because the sky was getting black. We all got in the cars and limos to head for the reception. Shortly afterwards the sky opened up and we were driving in the worst thunder storm that I ever saw in my entire life! My son, Joseph had mentioned to me on the steps of the Church when the first rain drops came, "Don't worry, Mom, rain is supposed to be good luck." After seeing that storm and that amount of torrential downpour, I guess we were "destined" for an awful lot of good luck!!

The reception was very pretty--pink peony flowers on all of the white table clothed tables looking out over Lake Waramaug at the Hopkin's Inn in New Preston, CT. Everyone had a great time.

How was the honeymoon?

Very nice, although the weather in Mexico was very humid and I wasn't ready for that kind of heat and humidity. The food and accommodations were very nice. Of course, the company was fantastic!

I tag: Sarah, Karen, and Heidi.
Let me know when you've joined in so I can visit.


Carey said...

Thanks for playing along. Your pictures are beautiful. Looks like a happy day.

Karen E. said...

What beautiful pictures! Fun to see. I think I did this one awhile back -- I'll have to go take a look!

Sarah said...

Thanks for the tag. It's on my "to do"...for what that's worth in small change. :)

Heidi Hess Saxton said...

Well, it's up! Sorry it's a little spare in the graphics department ... would you believe I don't have my wedding album in electronic format yet?

Thanks for the trot down memory lane, Donna!

Heidi (

Esther said...

What lovely pictures Donna!