were married on May 27, 1977, at 7:00 P. M. by Reverend Don
Benson, a retired Baptist missionary from the Philippines who
now pastors a new Baptist church here in Albuquerque.
However, since that church is under construction, we had the
wedding in the social room at the Warren Continental Apartments
where we live.
was a simple one. Janice described it as "simple but elegant".
She flew out for the occasion on Thursday afternoon. A
great deal of credit goes to her for arranging for everything
to go so smoothly.
the ceremony so that Mom and Dad and George's family would get
a chance to hear it. Also, we wanted a permanent record
of our vows for our own benefit in the years to come.
Lots of people took pictures, so we will have a lovely pictorial
record as well.
my dress from one of my new cousins, Mrs. Sharon Garcia.
Patti Bell and Michele Casadona, my two closest friends
with whom I work at Quinn & Co., Inc., bought the flowers
for the wedding. For me they picked a colonial bouquet
of daises and baby's breath. I wore daisies in my hair
baked the wedding cake. We wanted something that both
looked and tasted good. So we did our own. He baked
it and I decorated it. Patti loaned us the cake supports
from her wedding last year. It was a devil' food cake
with white sour cream icing, decorated classic style with a
large white rose on the very top of the uppermost tier.
music we had for the ceremony was the Wedding Song. George
had played it for me when he first proposed to me last August.
Even then we decided that it would have to be in our wedding.
During the reception we had various selections on record.
We simply went through our records and picked out our favorites.
Guests could play what they wanted.
two attendants, Frederick Lee and Laura Lee. Uncle Fred
had just recovered from major surgery, but he was determined
to make the wedding. Laura had missed being in her sister's
wedding earlier this spring, so I asked her to be in mine.
I had taken her place in the other wedding.
a wonderful wedding! Our close friends and neighbors shared
it with us. We hope this short description will help you
share in this occasion to some extent as well. Most of
you are too far away to drop in on Albuquerque at a moment's
notice, so we have written down some of the details to drop
into your mailbox instead.