More Wedding Memories

More stories from readers about the matrimonial happenings that made their wedding day memorable.

| May/June 2011

Original Wedding Plans Fell Through 

Widowed after 27 happy years of marriage, it was remarkable to me that by joining a square dancing class, I would meet a wonderful man and fall in love again. But that’s what happened. 

When Nathan proposed, we set a date to get married. I talked to the pastor of my church about reserving his services, and he cheerfully marked the date on his calendar. Then I ordered and sent out the invitations. 

A few weeks later, the pastor told me he would not be able to officiate at our wedding. When I told Nathan about it, he suggested an alternative plan, which worked out perfectly. 

We contacted everyone we had invited and let them know of the cancellation, telling them we were going to Las Vegas to be married. Our friends and family loved the idea, and many of them were excited about joining us there for the nuptials. 

My two sons were Nathan’s groomsmen, and their wives were my bridesmaids. The beautiful service brought tears to my eyes. 

My eldest son’s mother-in-law insisted on treating our small wedding party to a dinner. Afterwards, Nathan and I bid them all goodbye for their return trip home. My new husband and I enjoyed the remainder of the week – and our honeymoon – in Las Vegas. 

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