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Clara – Parkersburg, Iowa
Best Man Didn't Show
My wedding day, June 15, 1957, definitely didn't start out well.
The first problem, but not the biggest, was that it was raining. Luckily, the sun eventually came out.
The major problem was that, although my husband didn't have a bachelor party, his best man did – and ended up in jail! Fortunately for us, my brother-in-law was there and stepped in.
Another minor wedding day glitch, although I didn't even notice it until our photographs were developed, was that my sisters forgot to place the flowers around the cake at the reception.
That little flower glitch didn't bother my new husband or me, nor does it bother us 54 years later.
Neoma – Walker, Missouri
Sniffling Bride Had Jitters
It was 10 below zero on January 23, 1972, when my husband and I were wed in Duluth, Minnesota.
Despite my efforts to get rid of my cold before our big day, my nose dripped all through the ceremony.
I carried a tissue with me on my walk down the aisle. In fact, I had a tissue tucked into my hand in every photograph taken that day.
Wedding jitters hit me at the altar, and without thinking I held out my right hand for the ring. Not wanting to draw attention to my mistake, my husband went ahead and put the ring on the wrong hand. Luckily, we remembered to correct it before any photographs were taken.
Mary – Abilene, Texas
Stranger Surprised Bride
My husband and I were both still teen-agers when we married June 27, 1959. Our small but beautiful wedding was held on an Air Force base.
The military chapel was a small white building with a steeple perched above the front entrance, which faced the western sunset. During the ceremony, the church door was left open, allowing the evening sun to stream into the chapel.
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