"mawwwrraige." or i got to marry russ clove

1. Where did you and your husband meet? cruising st. george boulevard. so classy.

2. How long before you kissed? we still haven't kissed. we are waiting for our 25th anniversary to make it 'SPECIAL'.

3. Who kissed who first? HELLO!? see #2

4. How long from the time you met until you were engaged? How long from the engagement to the wedding? 3 years from meeting to engagement, 4 months from engagement to wedding.

5. How did he propose? on a carriage ride around temple square in salt lake. two thumbs up.

6. Did he pick out the ring or did you? he did. but i've been a beyotch since WAAAAAAYYY back and told him to spend the money on the diamond, not all the little crap surrounding it. he did magnificent.

7. Do you still like the ring? yes, but it's gone. i lost it 7 years ago and have a new one. i'm convinced that there is some maverick night-shift clerk wearing it even as i type.

8. Where was your wedding and reception? we got married in the st. george temple and had our reception out at the club house at crystal lakes in sunbrook.

9. How many bridesmaids did you have and who was your maid of honor? i had 7 bridesmaids and 1 flower girl (megan.) my sister loni was my maid of honor.

10. What color were your bridesmaid dresses? an unfortunate floral. i was impaired. it was the early 90's.

11. What was your bouquet made of? LOVED my bouquet--it was beautiful. it had all sorts of beautiful spring and summer flowers, but i don't know the name of a single one.

12. Who gave you away? my daddy.

13. Did you cry during your wedding? i teared up one time--russ's grandpa was a sealer and got to perform the ceremony, so that was really touching.

14. What style was your dress? another unfortunate early 90's mistake--it was a "mermaid" style with lots and lots and LOTS of beaditry. i did love it, though. now my girls mock it. as they should.

15. Was your wedding kiss sweet or sexy? his grandpa was standing 2 feet away--very short and sweet.

16. Who caught your bouquet? my cousin, teri. i think she used the "gut-face-groin" move and it served her well.

17. What flavor was your cake? i can't remember. but it had fondant on it which i loved.

18. Did you smash the cake onto each other's faces or feed it to each other nicely? no. i wasn't about the smashing bit. i thought it was tacky. (but i VALIDATE you if you smashed. really.)

19. What was "your song" that you danced to at your wedding? we didn't dance to a song.

20. What did you serve your guests to eat? my mom spent a lot of time making lots of nummy things--cookies, cakes, brownies, sandwiches. the food was awesome.

21. What did your friends do to decorate your car? we hid it. no dice.

22. What was your favorite wedding gift? 500 dollars that my uncle gave us. cash is king!

23. What was the worst wedding gift you got? where do i start? i can't name names, but let's just say that it involved TOLE PAINTING. enough said.

24. Where did you go on your honeymoon? jamaica. it was OFF THE HOOK.

25. Looking back, is there anything you would have changed about your wedding? yes--i should have taken my dad's offer for money and chucked the reception to the curb. but i grew up in utah--i thought it was a law.


tiburon said...

What a cute couple you and the RBC make!

I think you are definitely two people that have gotten hotter with age.

Back in the day I think I might have wanted to go to first base with you.

Now....home run! Bay-ee!

Ashlynn {mamabear} said...

awesome - I was just posting my wedding photos for a friend & was already embarrassed & it has only been 9 years.

My reception was for my parents I didn't eat, dance, or really talk to anyone ... I stood in line & met people. It was totally fun ... umm ... maybe not.

Plain Jame said...

THATS what I'm talkin bout!

Brittany said...

your lost ring reminded me of something i'd forgotten about: my mom's wedding ring was stolen. from her PURSE. in a CHURCH. during a FAMILY REUNION! talk about sucky...

Omgirl said...

Thanks for fulfilling your blogligation. I see you didn't pass around the joy. Bah Humbug.

But seriously, that is the hottest wedding ensemble, particularly the headpiece, I've ever laid eyes on. I bet you were the hit of St.G.

CJ, The Purple Diva said...

WOW! This was too funny! and waiting for 25 years for the first kiss. What will power! rock it girl!
the headpiece...wow.
and the picture too stinking cute-well, minus the headpiece! I know I know, you were impaired!

Anonymous said...

I am the same age as you and got married in 1992- I can totally relate to the headband! I had a mermaid style dress too, and very floral bridemaids dresses in the hue of dark green and mauve! I also wish I had taken my mom's advice and took the cash- I, am also from Utah and I thought a reception was the law too- =)

kami @ nobiggie.net said...

I love that picture of the two of you. What a hot couple!

I'm with you, if I was to do it again, I would "Go on take the money and run". ;)

tammy said...

I think we had the same veil.

And I'm wishing I would've taken the money and ran, too.

simply kris said...

Jamaica?!?!? hello. I worked for Morris Air and got a comped honeymoon to Disneyland, Seaworld and the Princess Resort in SanDiego. Oh yah, must not forget the fresh ride to toodled in- Can you picture the Newly Wed Hansen's in a Volvo Wagon? Green. Just the two of us. Mmm.mmm.

Ida said...

aww you were rolling big back then too huh jamaica wow.

Trina said...

Oh, man. This made my day.
My sister got married in 1992, too! It involved flowered dresses and mauve.
The fact that you still look hot doesn't surprise me.

VTS said...

Oh wow, Mindi! You get the VTS best post of the week award for this one. That pic is CLASSIC!

A tole painting? Seriously? Who invited that person?

Physcokity said...

two thumbs up. fine holiday fun...

Renee said...

I like your early 90's dress! You look so pretty.

Rusti said...

I must say this is one of a very few Q&A posts that I read all the way through, skipping nothing. You crack me up!

Mia said...

You two are adorable and I love this post. Good luck making it to your 25 year to share that first kiss ;)