Thursday, June 24, 2010

Our Wedding ~ September 11, 1971

Just in case you can't play the video I added the mosaic for you to view.

We were married at the First Presbyterian Church in Burlingame, California on September 11, 1971. It was a small wedding with a reception following at my parents home. Unfortunately we don't have any professional photos of our special day. We hired a photographer who was a friend of ours and he forgot all about it. He was relaxing on a boat on the San Francisco Bay! The only photos I have are the ones I used to make this video. My parents neighbor was so kind to take these with his camera but he didn't have a flash so there are no photos inside the church. I had a lot of fun making this video for you today. I hope you enjoyed it.


  1. Oh, I wish I could see your video. But, we have so many things blocked on our computer, and most videos are among them.

    How sad that the person you hired to do the photos forgot about it. That must have been so disappointing at the time.


    PS Your kids' wedding photos are beautiful. At least their photographers weren't out on the bay in a boat, right?

  2. Denise, this video is just fantastic! Love how you did it ~ did you know the pic of you and hubby comes up right as the song says "when two lovers kissed"?!? Great timing!

    Our photographer forgot, too, and he was a semi-professional ~ luckily he was at home and Mother's call gently reminded him to move it!

    I really like how you added the wedding invitation and the page from your guest book and your getaway car to the video! Great job, sweetie!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  3. Sigh... totally lovely. We had a reception at church and another at my husband's home... guess which one I remember the most? The one with my MIL as the hostess!

  4. Hi Denise, I love the video you created. Just lovely and so well done. You are a beautiful bride. Such wonderful memories. The music is perfect and the kiss timed right at the verse in the song. Wonderful.

    Thank you for sharing your lovely wedding.

    Hugs, Celestina Marie XO

  5. I'm so happy you were able to make this video. Thanks for sharing it with us. I just love your pretty blog and I've signed up to follow. Hope you have a beautiful weekend.


  6. Love the video of your wedding, so lovely photos!


  7. I found you through Atelier de Charo, love love love your wedding pictures. I'm going to look around your blog, I'm a new follower.

  8. How beautiful you are in your wedding splendor, sugar! Love the wedding photos.

  9. Hi Denise!
    I enjoyed my visited down memory lane. What a beautiful bride and sweet memories you have!


  10. Your photographer must have felt horrible! At least I hope he did, having photographed plenty of weddings myself - it's quite a responsibility. It didn't tarnish your lovely memories, though! Congratulations.

    It was nice to meet you here at the party!

  11. Sorry to hear about the photographer. At least you did get some photos. My son was suppose to take photos at my 2nd wedding. But he didn't take as many as I would have liked & he didn't take photos of stuff I wish he had. That's the problems with weddings. There is no do over. Oh well, I guess we should be grateful for the photos that we do have. Thanks for sharing your story & your video.

  12. You were married just a 2 weeks when we got married!!! Isn't love beautiful. Love what you have shared and I really want to know how you make the mosaics.Hope you can get the time to drop by and visit. Debbie

  13. Truly a beautiful video. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful day. Pat

  14. Oh my sweetness your video is darling. I love all of your pretty flowers and you were a beautful bride. It is so funny how at every wedding something a bit wacky seems to happen, like your photographer forgetting. Anyway, the prettiest part is the true love you share with your husband.
    Thank you for sharing,

  15. G've, Denise ~ At least you have pictures, despite the photographer. Fabulous video. I love you in your gown ... princess beauty.

    Pop by for a visit.
    Have a lovely summer's eve ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  16. Hi Denise, thanks so much for stopping by..your wedding video is great and you made the best out of no pro photographer..
    Were you and I separated at birth. We are native So Cal but lived in Newcastle for a couple years..Our son lives in the area and is a correctional officer hopin to get on with th CHP when they start hiring..we must meet up next time I get up that way..I worked in Roseville too..
    Chat later, hugs

  17. Denise what a beautiful video you put together! I want to learn how to do that! I am clueless a lot blogging and get by with lots of help from my friends. But I truly enjoyed your story and your video. Please come join me soon. Anne

  18. Lovely memories! Glad to come here via a button on a friends blog.

  19. Beautiful video and such wonderful song you picked for it. I love it!

  20. Hello my beautiful friend Denise!
    What a shame about your friend the photographer! I know it wasn't at the moment but I hope time gone by has made it one of those "funny stories" to tell?? Maybe???
    The pictures you do have are so lovely and certainly capture the love of the moment!!
    I love the video too - its SOooo enchanting!!
    My hubby is one of those that are always "the life of the party" so even though we have lots of photos there are very few with both of us together because he was so busy being THE LIFE OF THE PARTY . . . fortunately there were no lampshades at the reception ;-)
    Thanks for the glimpse into your special day!!
    Hugs and Smiles,