Bill and I have been emailing memories back and forth this month. Today is our 14th anniversary. And because we both like to keep things neat, we married on the same day we began to date. That anniversary is our 20th. I was 18; he was 21.
I don't think most people will "get" many of these one-liners. They're not for you - they are for us. His are in bold, and mine are in italic. These are just the ones from our engagement, wedding and honeymoon. (Note: his are romantic, mine are sarcastic, witty or detailed)
Asking your father for permission to marry you a little too far in advance
Getting on one knee and asking the most important question of my life
bridal fair (aka: your personal "Heidi" moment)
Seeing the most beautiful woman in the world taking my hand at the altar
perfect weather and beautiful pictures at a gorgeous park
Cutting the cake
realizing we had no keys to the getaway car
Dancing to Elvis
But I don’t want to go to the parking lot at the Nuerburgring
what do you mean the office is closed?
Wuerzburg’s closed on Mondays?
Bartering for a hotel room
Drinking wine in Trier by the black gate and beer in Munich
Der Dom Tuer ist schluss Tuer! (RING!)
Ten km from Fuessen.
trying to spell our last name using a combination of German and English letters and not being able to find the keys or my wallet or whatever and having to go back to the pension only to find they were with me the whole time (aka: when you find out you married a ditz).
Disappointment at Nymphenburg (swans in the mud)
venison aspic (Augustiner Braeu)
No room at Garmisch and the VERY American woman at the pension
The bridge at Neuschwanstein
And that smaller castle with one bedroom and the table that lowered to the basement kitchen. (Schloss Linderhof)
And finally, a terrible train ride, a long flight, an end to a honeymoon, but the beginning of a beautiful marriage.