Meet the Parents

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I mentioned that I had a few special posts up my sleeve for this blog after finals and here is one of them! I have here a few photos of my parents Craig & Judi, on their wedding day. Say it with me: "Holy Eighties!" yep, but my parents look super cute and happy all spiffed up for their big day. I really like this pic of my Mom because the length of her dress is about the same as mine, and mine has sleeves too. This dress was used to the max too because my Mom hemmed it for me to dress as an angel in a Christmas pageant and my Dad added giant wings to it.

See that bouquet of flowers below? My Dad was really sweet and tried to press them in the wedding album. I say tried because they look like a big pile of brownish blob now, but the effort still counts right? 

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My parents had a simple wedding as you can see here. I wanted mine to be simple too, but I also want to include everyone. A lot of weddings these days are super huge, partially because of huge families and lots of friends as in our case. I really want kids to be there, I love all of my little cousins and I remember really liking weddings when I was a kid. I am hoping to keep the simplicity of my parents wedding, with the inclusion of all the people I want to invite, the impossible, I know, but hey I like challenge.

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And to think that these two would produce four offspring that would later refer to them as "Sasquatch" & "Swamp-woman".

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  1. I love your Mom's dress. I recently went to my cousins wedding. It was at a resort. So expensive.

    There are so many ways to do a wedding these days, and I'm sure with the help of friends and family..can cut lots of cost.

    Like my parents they married in the 80's too..and their wedding was at 2 in the afternoon..just with a few college friends and cake and punch.

    It seems these days, all these expectations of a big upscale dinner, open bar and then a dance..are way too much.

    You must be so excited about your wedding!

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  2. I'm glad your parents wedding is giving you inspiration.

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  3. This is so cool. Seeing pics of your parents wedding. Her dress is lovely.

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  4. Your mother is your TWIN. HOLY CRAP. You look JUST like her!!!!!
    The dress is so lovely, its so simple and elegant. I also love that there is someone in a hockey jersey at the wedding. Way for you parents to be awesome and laid back!

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  5. This is a adorable. I love looking at old wedding photos. Your parents look so happy in the last photo. I agree, smaller weddings are so much more intimate and less stressful (trust me.) :)

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  6. Wow, your parents look so young in these photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. So sweet. I love this idea for a post, it is very special. I like it how there are so many similarities between your wedding and that of your parents. I think you look a lot like your mum too.

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  8. Ohmigosh Sara your parents are so adorable! :)

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  9. OMG! I love your mom's wedding dress. For some reason, it somehow reminds me of Carrie Bradshaw!

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  10. this is just too awesome. i think your mom's dress is really pretty--you look just like her too.

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  11. Whattttaaa sara, been long aye! Weddings are so bliss i love hearing about em. K not, more like reading them. Im actually amazed by the quality of the photos to retain such memories. And i love the sidebars of your blog. So,why sideburns and bangs? Hmmmm xx

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  12. FAB pictures and cool post, so vintage as usual. :) thanks dear for your kind and lovely message on my blog.

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  13. Oh my goodness, how cute! I love old photos! :)

    You totally look like a mix of both of your parents. Adorable!

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  14. Aww, you look so much like your mom! I love looking at my parents' wedding photos, too. And whenever I get married I want a simple wedding as well, though with everyone I care about there too :)

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  15. Your mom is too cool! I love her stylish disco dress! Such a chic wedding dress choice!

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  16. Gotta love the 80s! Your parents are so adorable, their wedding looks gorgeous!

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  17. Awww, these are precious! I just love going through old photos. So much story in them. These are definitely sweeeet. I can't wait to see your wedding photos. <3

    P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  18. your mom's dress so elegant and beautiful! I secretly can't wait for your wedding!

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  19. I adore old photos and these are really adorable. You look a lot like your mother, both really pretty :)

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  21. oh, you had a beautiful parents. they're look so sweet, just like u. and i think u had ur mommy smile :) it's nice to see old wedding album. i love to see my parents album too :)

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  22. We had a wedding at a bbq restaurant with 50 people. Best day of my life.

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  23. I can't wait to see your dress because your mother's was great! I appreciate the non-traditional length.

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  24. Also, the jeans in your last post look great on you even they are feeling a bit tight haha

    It sounds like you've had some nice time off. Sometimes the most relaxing thing to do is to catch up on all the projects you've postponed and then enjoy a nice and tasty beer at the end of the night (that blond raspberry brew sounds delish!)

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  25. I'm not sure if my comment went through the first time. Your mom and dad are so cute and her dress is gorgeous. Good luck planning a wedding that incorporates everything you value. I'm sure it will be amazing. So cool you were an angel in your mom's wedding dress!

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  26. This is seriously such a cute post! I love old photos. I just wish my rents took more photos when they were younger.
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  27. Awww, your parents are too cute! You look just like your mom!

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  28. Oh my, you look a lot like your mom!
    I love your mom's wedding dress (yep, it screams '80s!!) and that they had a simple wedding.
    Life is a romantic poem

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