TODAY is my parent’s 60th wedding anniversary!  I thought this would be a great time to show their wedding.

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What traditions carry on since my Dad and Mom’s wedding in June 1957?

What traditions did they have? I thought it was crazy that her friends opened her presents at the reception for her- what? Pretty funny that you can see she received a bunch of toasters- that could still be the same?! I like the colors she chose for the wedding and think it’s cool all the guys are in white jackets. The candles are pretty, too. I haven’t seen too many newspaper articles describing the wedding lately, but maybe they still do that?  Oh the engagement pics are just the bride…  sepia and balck and white are still in today. No kissing pictures?!

According to The Wedding Report a wedding back when my mom was married was about $2,200. Now the national average for a wedding is about $25,000.

55 years ago and it looks like the traditions are still similar.  What things do you see that are different from today?

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Now here is where we can see some traditions have changed. The first photo is my dad’s parents LeRoy & Beatrice– they were married in 1935. Pretty classy engagement photo with the gun! The next picture is Evan & Jane and they are really looking happy about their marriage – don’t you think? This was January 9, 1857!  100 years before my mom and dad. They are my great, great, great grandparents!  I think the difference I can see is we SMILE because this is the happiest day of our life and what we have planned for and dreamed of since we were little.

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HAPPY  MOTHER’S  DAY,  MOM!  Thanks for sharing your special day with us. I love you.

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