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How I married the Captain

CSP & I were reminiscing about our wedding day, all the things that stand out in our memories.  He stayed at his parents house the night before while I stayed with my Mom & sisters at the Hilton where our reception would be held after the wedding.  We woke up and took our time getting ready.  The day started out fairly clear but it ended up raining.  I was bummed about that because there are beautiful spots at the church outside where I wanted pictures, but they say rain on your wedding day is good luck. I thought I was going to be fine when it came to walking down the aisle but as soon as those doors opened I went right into the ugly cry.  Emotion just washed over me like a tidal wave!  The ceremony was beautiful and just flew by.  My friend Priscilla sang The Lord’s Prayer and it was so amazing it gave me chills.    We were married before digital cameras were a thing so I took a picture of this picture.  That’s why Sara & Morgan’s dresses are blown out by the flash.  They were all a gorgeous periwinkle.  Look how young Morgan was!  Only 10 years old!  Well, 1 month away from 11.

After the ceremony we went to the Hilton for the reception.  It was nice to have a little alone time with CSP in the limo on the way over.   We LOVED how the Hilton took care of us.  When the wedding party arrived we were taken to a  private room where we were able to spend a half hour or so having some hors d’oeuvres and catching our breath while the guests mingled and had their hors d’oeuvres.   Then they announced us and the big party started.  We had a great time.  We stayed up so late and it was such a long day that by the time we were able to go to bed I was so exhausted I almost slept in my tiara and veil rather than wrestle with the 900 bobby pins holding it on my head!   The next morning we had breakfast with everyone who stayed the night then it was off to the airport for our honeymoon in Vegas!