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    Saturday, December 02, 2006

    Anniversary #17

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    This post may be a deja vu since I wrote it last year but I'm lazy so read it again anyway, lol.

    Wow, it's been 17 years since we got married. I was 20 years old but 2 weeks from my 21st birthday. We went with the Christmas theme using pointsettias and red roses for flowers. The bridesmaids wore forest green velvet dresses that they could actually wear again. The guys wore black tuxes with dark green ties and cumberbuns.

    My husband's mother was Sicilian as you can see from Mr. Sign's appearance. I will someday blog her story as far as I'm concerned. Anyway, she had a nervous breakdown 2 days before the wedding and completely put me out of her mind. She didn't even know who I was. She did attend although heavily medicated. So fun being involved with some families!

    There was also an ice storm during the wedding ceremony. That's what you get when you get married in December. We still had a good turnout with over 250 in attendance.

    We got married in a Catholic church, remember he's Italian. I'm not Catholic so we had to go through all the extra bullshit classes. The first time I met the priest, all I could think of was the Exorsist movie. I kept waiting for his head to spin or for him to spew vomit in my face. He was super creepy. We had to go through counseling with another older married couple. That really sucked because they asked quesitons like how will you feel when your husband sees you naked. I hated to break it to them, but he already had. The man took me into a room alone and asked all kinds of shit about how I felt about sex. He even took the phone off the hook during our "session". That was the weirdest thing. He was a total pervert! The things we do for love!

    These pictures didn't scan very well. The photographer was awesome. He was even able to catch me with my eyes open. He's the one who told me blinking was a sign of intelligence see this.

    The church we chose was well known for the stained glass window in the back. You were only allowed to take one picture in front of it. If you wanted the lights turned on, you had to pay $600. So, you know me (I'm cheap), we got married by candlelight. I have bitter feelings still about the Catholic church. I wish I had stuck to my guns and got married in my church.

    I guess I had better try to bring this back to the positive. We have made it through good and bad and we are still together after all these years. Time really does fly.


    Nonny said...

    Well since I didn't read this last year it's new to me!

    You both look stunning. Your dress is gorgeous.

    I got married in the winter also (1/30). My wedding wasn't nearly as nice as yours. We threw it together in about 2 weeks. I actually worn green velvet (weird). I'm coming up on my 14th anniversary.

    Congrats to you and Mr. Sign.

    PS: First bitches!~

    Anonymous said...

    i love your wedding photo. thaks for sharing that.

    how do you change your background like that? i am a nut about re-doing my blog and can't seem to do what you did.

    Madame X said...

    Happy Anniversary!

    Kisses and pinecones


    Sal said...

    Happy Anniversary sweetie!

    Anonymous said...

    You wore white?

    BTExpress said...

    Happy Anniversary!

    ell said...

    happy anniversary. you make a lovely bride girlie girl.

    barman said...

    I love those pictures before and I love them now. You made a gorgouse bride Sign. Congratulations about 17 years together. I think you two are both super people and I am so happy to have had a chance to meet you. Here is a toast to you for many, many more years to come.

    So Sign, how do you feel about Sex? ;)

    Happy Anniversary.

    Anonymous said...

    you guys were just little babies when you took that walk down the aisle. SO cute...!

    happy anniversary!

    Anonymous said...

    Oh, I'd have said sex things to that priest that would have made him fall over dead from a heart attack.....if you didn't, you're a better woman than me girl.
    You made a beautiful bride...

    MamaKBear said...

    Happy Happy Anniversary!!! You looked absolutely stunning!

    I love this template, I almost used it myself! :)

    Big Pissy said...

    I remember these pictures from last year!

    Loved them then~love them now! ;-)

    Happy Anniversery, sweet Jenn! :)

    Manny said...

    I don't think I have seen a more beautiful bride.

    Happy Anniversary!

    Anonymous said...

    Wow! Congratulatins on 17 years! That's awesome!

    Thanks for sharing!


    Top cat said...

    Congratulations on your 17th Wedding Anniversary.
    I hope you and hubby have a wonderful celebration.

    Sicilian said...

    Beautiful pictures. . . . you have so much to be thankful about. . . . and yes your husband's Sicilian shines through.

    Arcturus said...

    Very nice pictures ... and I TOTALLY here you about the Catholic Church ... I'm sort of an ex-Catholic. I have a great blog entry I want to write about. When it comes to the Catholic Church, in the final analysis, you either take what it (the Vatican) says literally and be in agony OR just sort of snicker at it and watch the operatic-like show.

    Re. "The Exorcist," as a Washingtonian, we have a unique angle on it. Here is a good write up about it. To be clear on it, though, when those 1949 articles appeared, the story then was sort of a light-hearted one.

    Kristen said...

    You're absolutely beautiful, then and now.

    Happy Anniversay

    sassinak said...

    seriously six hundred bucks for lights? good thing girls like candles :)

    also? my gosh you're beautiful in your dress against that window :)

    congrats babe.

    Suze said...

    Jenn, I wish both you and Mr Sign belated anniversary wishes. These images are wonderfull, you look like a fairytale prince and princesss.

    I hope you both had a great time. :)

    Anonymous said...

    you are very beautiful

    happy anniversary (belated)