Twenty years ago… eek!

My sisters are planning a bash this summer to celebrate some big anniversaries in our family, including John’s and my 20th. My sister asked me to scan one of our wedding pictures for the invitations. I thought y’all might like to see it too. Click on it if you want the big version. Can you believe how young we were? Our parents must have been terrified for us!

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  1. such an adorable picture!!! i love it. 🙂

  2. i love the picture

  3. I've been reading you for a while – connected through my niece Sarah, In The Midst of It. I love your sites and I love this gorgeous photo. You both do look young but my goodness, so happy.

  4. Here is the question…would you let your daughter get married so young? I got married at 20, and wouldn't let Charley girl do that!
    Not that I regret getting married, or that I don't love my husband, but it was just SOOOO young.

  5. Brooke, How I'd feel about my own daughter marrying at 19 would depend a lot on how I felt about the guy.

    But thinking back to my husband and myself then– even if our folks had pitched a fit about it, we still would have gotten married. We were sure, and we were ready, and we were determined to do it.

    I think the best thing a parent can do in a situation like that where the kids have made a firm decision, is to pray and be their most ardent cheering section.

    It has to be a little breath-taking, though…I have a lot more sympathy for my folks now than I did then! LOL


  6. Aw! Too sweet!

    When I think about how young we were when we got married I also feel like, "Our poor parents! They must have been terrified!"

  7. Young and in love. My husband and I were 18 and 19 back in 1994! I thought we were young…

  8. What a handsome groom and beautiful bride!! Can you believe you weren't much older than your 18yr daughter when you got married!? Happpy Anniversary, and many happy returns. 🙂

  9. I Love it. So cute!

    Funny how when we get married we never think of ourselves as young. But then looking back…

  10. Happy Anniversary! You do look young!
    Funny, my last posts have been about our early years. We got married at 18 and it seems very young. We're having our 39th anniversary on June 17.
    May you have the blessing of continued years of happiness together 🙂

  11. Happy Anniversary! 20 Years is an eternity in today's standards. You're setting a great example for your children.

  12. Congratulations! Wishing you many more happy anniversaries! 🙂

  13. how fun, thanks for sharing!

  14. OH my gosh! You guys are celebrating your 20th and so are my husband and I (this year). Get this…I ALSO picked a white tux for my DH, AND a blue bow tie!

    That's just scary.

  15. GREAT picture, you guys were awesome! (What a handsome guy!)

    As you know we got married young–I was 20 and he was 21. We've been married just short of four years now and I love being married young!

  16. We were married in '86 too! Our 20th is this December.

    We were very young too–we both had one semester of college left! I think it was one of the smartest things we did, though, to not wait around for a long engagement–we got married and got started on our life together.

    Such a sweet picture…


  17. Whenever my friends see my wedding picture they tell me that we both look like babies in it. I think your a cute picture.

  18. Aaawwwwww, you look so happy? What's in the glass?! C

  19. Great photo. You two look smugly happy. Perhaps you had intimations of the future — ha ha, foolish ordinary mortals! We will have many children and outparent you all!

    I mentioned you in a post a couple days ago. Hope it makes you smile.

  20. Sweet picture! Here's to many, many more years of happiness for the two of you!

  21. What a great pic!

  22. first you guys were googleing for washboard abs

    now you post pictures of you guys drinking screwdrivers on your wedding day

    man on man……

  23. that was man OH man, not what it came out as…….

    My typo officially went brokeback on me

  24. Ha ha, Avery! You made the correction mid-chuckle.

    Mary…Happy Anniversary! I'm with cmommy in asking, "What's in the glass?"

    I also was 20 when I married. You're so wise to say it really depends on the child and the fiance. No regrets here.

  25. Avery– I suppose orange juice punch would be too utterly boring to be imagined. (yup, I'm bored too.)

    But let me share 2 key facts:

    –I'm a preacher's kid.

    –We got married so young that we weren't yet legal to drink.

    Screwdrivers, hah!

    (Sorry to disappoint, the exciting stuff in my life happens later…)

    Mary, mom to many

  26. The was no alcohol at my wedding either – to the disappointment of many including myself… well there was the alcohol one of my groomsmen brought in his hip flask, but then again he spent the prep time right before the wedding behind the church getting as high as a kite (I can't make this stuff up people)

    But we did punch as well, as my wife's grandparents still, as in to this very day, send their yearly checks to the prohibition party. It just wasn't worth that battle, as we had already fought a battle over EVERYTHING else.

    We married at 21 and 23, not quite as young, but young at todays standards.

  27. That is a great picture! You do look young, but confident (and straight out of the 1980s). Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary.

    You're a beautiful team.

  28. Wonderful pic. I love your expressions.

  29. Congratulations! Happy Anniversary!

  30. i love the expression on your face!

  31. Oh, you both look so sweet!

  32. That is SO sweet! Your expression is priceless!!!!!

  33. We celebrated out twentieth this year, too, and were high school sweethearts. I was an old woman of 20 and my dh was 19. Our oldest is 19 and I would not be disappointed if she marries young if she chooses well.

  34. This is great! Just beautiful!

  35. What a gorgeous couple! Great pic!