25 year anniversary

In 1987, while still in college

we married at a place called

Nazareth Hall.

I wrote a special song

a friend performed, and our parents took care of

all the details of the very formal candlelit affair.

With no real sense of style back then, my ensemble

had wayyyy too much goin’ on…but it WAS the glam 80s.

I fell in love with my handsome Norwegian groom

with the French last name the year I graduated

from high school,

and we have been together ever since.

A vintage Rolls Royce delivered us to the reception.

We are not the perfect couple.

But we are perfect for each other.

Peace to you right where you are.




  1. August 27, 2012 / 12:42 am

    Congrats on 25 years, Michele! You make a beautiful couple πŸ™‚ A perfect storybook wedding!!

  2. August 27, 2012 / 1:51 am

    Aw! Happy Silver Wedding!!! You were a lovely bride, and your wedding photos are so pretty.

  3. August 27, 2012 / 2:16 am

    That's incredibly romantic!
    Congratulations on 25 years!
    Hope you both have a lovely day,
    Ps. Fab photos

  4. August 27, 2012 / 5:53 am

    That is just wonderful – congrats to you for staying in love! πŸ™‚

  5. August 27, 2012 / 6:06 am

    Hi from Norway! So happy you stumbled upon my blog. Congratulations on your day. And say hi to your husband, Norwegian is he?

  6. August 27, 2012 / 6:32 am

    Congratulations to 25 year anniversary! So many nice pictures, looks like you had a really nice day. You have a really nice blogg, exciting to follow πŸ™‚

    Best regards from Norway

  7. August 27, 2012 / 7:17 am

    Nice photo and beautiful words! Congratulations, hoping for at least 20 years more πŸ™‚

  8. August 27, 2012 / 11:20 am

    Michele…….one word. AWESOME. First you make a GORGEOUS couple, you could almost be brother and sister….you both look like Norwegian royalty. Beatiful wedding, and your sentiments were the sweet icing on the cake. Its a beautiful thing to see a couple still going storng 25 years later. CONGRATS and CHEERS TO YOU BOTH!

  9. August 27, 2012 / 11:41 am

    Happy aniversary! πŸ™‚ And thank you for a lovely comment on my blog πŸ™‚ I like yours too, and I am now a follower πŸ™‚

  10. August 27, 2012 / 12:15 pm

    Beautiful photos- you were a lovely bride, a lovely couple! Happy Anniversary, and thanks for sharing the moment with us!

  11. August 27, 2012 / 2:00 pm

    Happy, happy Anniversary, Michele. It's so delightful to see two people stay in love for 25 years! Cheers and congratulations to you both!! XOXO

  12. August 27, 2012 / 3:00 pm

    Ahhwwwwww, Michele!

    Beautiful people. Beautiful couple. Beautiful family.
    I can't wait to meet all of you one of these days.

    CONGRATULATIONS and "skΓ₯l" to many more fun years together!

    Love, Mon

    P.S (and you have aged zip, nada, zero!).

  13. August 27, 2012 / 4:45 pm

    we really did look like brother and sister! we were such young kids and now we have a son the age my husband was when we wed!


  14. August 27, 2012 / 6:05 pm

    Congratulations on 25 years! Your wedding looks beautiful and the love story is even better. πŸ™‚

  15. August 27, 2012 / 7:02 pm

    Happy Anniversary! What a gorgeous wedding! 25 years is a long time πŸ™‚

  16. August 27, 2012 / 9:54 pm

    Wow, beautiful wedding-pictures! Happy 25 years together.

    Wishing you many new happy years.

    Anette Willemine

  17. August 27, 2012 / 10:34 pm

    Congrats! That is HUGE πŸ™‚ Hope you celebrate in big style tonight!!

  18. August 28, 2012 / 1:42 am

    Michele xoxo

    I have tears in my eyes.. you guys look like the perfect couple!!

    It's so special when you've been married this long.. through thick and thin.. ya just make it work right??

    We just celebrated our 300th .. oops 30th (ha!) and I still can't believe it.

    So happy for you and I can't wait for you to do some serious celebrating in Paris!


  19. August 28, 2012 / 1:51 am

    Oh my gosh… ya'll are so beautiful, and young, isn't that crazy! The whole thing looks a little like a royal wedding! What a sweet romance, and it's so cool that you're still together in all your perfect imperfect relationship. It was really fun to see your pictures…


  20. August 28, 2012 / 3:58 am

    Awww Michele! Happy Anniversary. May you be with each other for another 100 years and every birth.

    You are looking beautiful. And now that i am to be married, this fills me with the reassurance of love and confidence. I'll make it through. πŸ™‚ We are not perfect people, but like you said, I think we are perfect for each other!

    Love you loads. Posts like this are necessary πŸ™‚

  21. August 28, 2012 / 6:20 am

    Congratulations Michele!! What a beautiful couple you are!! I just love the black and white pictures!So romantic!!!

  22. August 28, 2012 / 6:42 am

    Wow! Congratulations – you both make such a beautiful couple (and you looked so happy)! My husband and I fell in love in our last year of high school too and I couldn't imagine being with anyone else. Here's to 25 more years!

  23. August 28, 2012 / 10:47 am

    What a stunning couple! Gorgeous images and very inspirational! Congratulations! X

  24. August 28, 2012 / 10:48 am

    What a stunning couple! Gorgeous images and very inspirational! Congratulations! X

  25. August 28, 2012 / 1:36 pm

    Beautiful pictures. I was married in the 80's as well. Things at that time were over the top. Maybe that is why so many of us are drawn to a much simpler look now.

  26. August 28, 2012 / 5:36 pm

    beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple..Happy anniversary!
    Here's to the next 25 years of fun and more!
    Fiona xx

  27. August 28, 2012 / 8:44 pm

    Happy Anniversary my darlin! You were both so gorgeous and 80s fabulous – love the pictures. Nothing like a wonderful long romance – here's to many many more years xxx

  28. August 28, 2012 / 8:52 pm

    Oh HOW BEAUTIFUL you are and how handsome hubby is…I think you are perfect for each other too — the look in your faces just say it all! sending hugs…

  29. August 28, 2012 / 9:00 pm

    thank you, you beautiful people. he is STILL that handsome!


  30. August 28, 2012 / 9:22 pm

    Omgosh, what a beautiful bride and groom. You my dear are still a real beauty!! I love seeing wedding pictures, young and in love, it doesn't get any better than that. I fell in love with my groom of 42 years when I was a mere 16 years old and he is still my sweetheart. Have you seen the pin on pinterest that says…. "The only thing I would change is I would marry you sooner so I could have more time with you?" That is exactly how I feel and I know you feel that way about your hubby too,
    xo Kathysue

  31. August 29, 2012 / 4:41 pm

    Congratulations! Happy Anniversary!

  32. August 30, 2012 / 4:39 pm

    yippie skippie!
    after 31 years together…i can relate.
    we are rare these days.
    us old married couples.

  33. August 31, 2012 / 4:47 pm

    CONGRATS on silver,
    my friend! We will be
    on #26 at the end of this
    month. Yes, we had the
    candlelit 80's affair, as
    well. That was It, in those

    Adorable couple and I
    loved the pictures!

    xo Suzanne

  34. August 31, 2012 / 5:14 pm

    thank you thank you! we can safely call these photos vintage now!


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