No, not us. We haven’t even known each other that long. And my parents have been married longer than that (thankfully)… It was my aunt and uncle who celebrated their 25th anniversary this past weekend!
Congratulations Tante and Onkel (UR)!
Mom found her bridesmaid dress the day before and called Margaret to see if she was going to bring her wedding dress. Apparently the ladies didn’t think they could still fit into their respective dresses, so they pseudo-modeled for the camera.
In order to save both my mother and aunt a lot of work, my parents hosted the party and had it catered (Mrs B’s Catering, Bangor). The food was excellent – and there was plenty for everyone … the brothers didn’t even have to fight over who got more meatballs! Mrs B’s did a great job of decorating the tables too! I oogled the “giant doily” on the punch table.
If you’re wondering about the ladders ‘n such in the background – my parents had the food and several tables set up in the garage. They didn’t think they could fit close to 40 people inside the house. As it turned out, we had a full crowd and all the tables, inside and out were used for the luncheon.
Mom’s lilies even bloomed with perfect timing for the party (gotcha Margaret!)
It was a gorgeous day – the sun was shining most of the day, and even though it “spitted” occasionally, it was never enough to drive people inside.
It was great to have family join us that we haven’t seen for quite a while – and to also see those we have seen recently. Gotta have these happy occasions for excuses to get together!
My big job for the day was the cakes. The sheet cake was purchased, but I made the traditional Norwegian wedding cake (kransekake) – my first attempt! My cousin Dana brought lots of krumkake for us to eat as well – carrying on her mother’s tradition. I find it hard to imagine that anyone went home hungry that day!
You can see the rest of the pictures from the party on Picasa.