............at me/us. A friend has given me the courage to add this photograph. I think I did mention that my hubby and I had an anniversary last month - 41 years, so I thought some readers might enjoy a little giggle at two kids setting out on life's journey.
I honestly don't know what ever possessed me to have long sleeves and a high collar for a January wedding in Queensland!! It was a very hot day I do remember that. It seems I had a penchant for bling way back then [the tiara]. I don't remember 'getting my own way' very much at all, but I do remember that my mother sanctioned the wearing of silver shoes. She made my dress, of course, and the bridesmaids. And, I have to tell you, the 'going away' outfit had long sleeves and a high collar as well...............what was I thinking!!! I actually still wear sleeves and highish necklines. I also remember being 'allowed' to have the wedding at 5.30pm, despite there being a number of dairy farmers who would be attending - cows must have had an early milking that day.
There are two things that make me ponder about days past when I see this. Number one, you will see the tea cup. Yes, our meal was served with tea or coffee, brought around by the ladies who catered. They served it via those ginormous teapots. Can you imagine that being allowed today??? One would have to go and do a TAFE course in tea serving, not to mention first aid, and......, well, it simply wouldn't be allowed. By the way, nobody was scalded..................LOL.
I also remember that ash trays were part of the table settings and people were permitted to smoke, ie they did not have to slink off into the dull of night to do so. Now, I do not smoke, never have, and do not judge those who do. I am just making a statement about the way things have changed, public opinions, that sort of thing. It seems there are more and more rules, and people don't seem to want to be responsible for themselves and the choices they make, be it avoiding smoke, alcohol, gambling. Just a thought.
One final memory and I'm done with it. We had 224 adults and 36 children at our wedding. In those days you asked all of your relatives, aunts/uncles/cousins, whether you liked them or not...............LOL........ Weddings must have really been in vogue then, as the one we attended on our first anniversary was #14 for the year!!!! I don't think I've been to 14 in the 40 years since. Hope this brings a smile to some.