Saturday, August 25, 2012

Sepia Saturday 140 : Sepia Reflections

OK, I admit it, I cheated. Wanting a way to try and remember my wedding anniversary and selecting the archive theme image for Sepia Saturday provided a marvelous synchronicity. So for Sepia Saturday 140 which falls on Saturday 25th August 2012, I chose a wedding picture and my own contribution features three pictures taken at my own wedding, 39 years ago today. 


The first photograph shows me clinging on to Isobel for dear life, confetti falling around us like some over-sized dandruff, as we leave Halifax Registrars' Office on that Saturday afternoon 39 years ago. That is not a ferret around my neck, but a somewhat flamboyant velvet bow-tie.


With our four bridesmaids : Di, Julie, Caroline and Jane. We are still in regular contact with all four : Jane and her husband will be staying with us for the weekend in a couple of weeks time, and in October we are visiting Di and meeting her first grandchild!


With our parents - Edith and Raymond on the left and Gladys and Albert on the right - all sadly now departed. In case you are wondering where my brother is in all these photographs, he was behind the camera : we have never been much for wasting good money on photographers in our family.

The photographs are not exactly sepia but at 39 years of age they qualify for inclusion in Sepia Saturday. And the "tag line" for Sepia Saturday is "using old images as prompts for new reflections" and the very act of scanning and publishing these three images has brought forth a whole corsage of reflections on 39 happy and wonderful years. Happy anniversary my sweet.

You are invited to a wedding reception over at the Sepia Saturday website. Come on over, help yourself to a slice of cake and follow all the links to the other Sepia Saturday posts.

35 comments:

  1. Wonderful pictures of your wedding, Alan. I admire the fashion, so groovy; a lovely bride with her corkscrew curls. It is also great that you still have contact with the bridesmaids.

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  2. Happy Anniversary Isobel & Alan!

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  3. Happy anniversary, to you both. Wonderful photographs (I especially like number three - a close family group in celebratory mood). We don't reach our 39th until March 2013.

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    1. And we follow you a year and a bit later. So, lots of Ruby Weddings coming up!

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  4. Nice mullet there, Alan...

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  5. Happy Anniversary! Wonderful photos, Alan you haven't changed a bit :)

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  6. Looks like a wonderful day! There can't be many sepia photos left now in most families. I think the fashion for them died out in about 1920, didn't it? I had never thought of that before!

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  7. Lovely photos. Happy anniversary.

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  8. And even the mustache is still there! Happy wedding day anniversary to you both and many happy returns from this side of the pond.

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  9. Happy anniversary, Alan! It looks like your brother is as good a photographer as you are. A family photography gene, maybe?

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  10. Happy anniversary to you both. It's my anniversary next week - should you poo across to my blog you may share a piece of our cake from 54 years ago.

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  11. I had the same thought as Peter -- you have the same moustache. But do you still have those shoes??? Happy Anniversary to you and Isobel.

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  12. Oh Alan you do look to be holding on for dear life! Love that cool hair style too, it was so hip in the day! You totally rocked, and what a lovely wife to take you on your journey of love and life and children and dogs and oh yes this wonderful blog! You still have that same full faced smile!

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  13. Lovely photos, Alan, and an inspired method of remembering your anniversary! Happy anniversary to you and the GLW :-) Jo

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  14. I'll never think of you the same after seeing those photos.

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  15. Isobel hasn't changed at all...apart from the corkscrew curls! These are beautiful mementoes of a lovely day, thank you for sharing them with us, I feel very privileged.

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  16. Lovely photos and that's a natty velvet suit!

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  17. Happy anniversary! You all looked bright and happy at your wedding. The bridesmaids were cute.

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  18. Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  19. Happy anniversary. A typical 1970's wedding with all the trappings. Just look at the shiny shoes the men are wearing for one. It's always good to look back at the great day.

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  20. Happy Anniversary Alan and Isobel!! All the best to you both!

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  21. I'm fascinated by the fabric her dress is made out of. The texture pattern is SO interesting!

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  22. No need to waste money on a professional photographer - your brother did you proud.

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  23. Happy Anniversary to you and your bride! I like Isobel's seventies style wedding gown, hair & bouquet. Thanks for sharing the wedding photos with us. Your brother did a super job as photographer.

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  24. Happy anniversary - I love the sash on the gown - nice touch!

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  25. Happy Anniversary to you both, belated though it is. But after 39 years a day or so after the event isn't that belated! Many congratulations to you both. ( Are you sure you weren't in a rock band??)

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  26. I like those bridesmaids all in height order, maybe the order would alter today. Your brother did a great job. A belated happy anniversary.

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  27. Happy anniversary - and what a stylish wedding you had. The fact that it looks so 'vintage 70s' today shows how up-to-date it was at the time. You've made me all nostalgic now, for velvet jackets and velvet chokers and those pretty curls. Aw.

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  28. As you have so often shown us, Alan, a simple photo can hold magical properties of bending time and space, even velvet bellbottoms. Along with your many sepia followers, I add my best wishes to you both.

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  29. Alan, these are all precious! You all look so happy, and your bride is beautiful. Happy Anniversary.

    Kathy M.

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  30. Congratulations, Alan, and happy wedding anniversary. Love the 1970's look, especially your hair!

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  31. I enjoyed the photos! Happy Anniversary! You have a whole year to plan something big for next year:)

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  32. Belated anniversary wishes to you and your bride, Alan. We also celebrated our own wedding anniversary this month on aug 21 and like you did here, I posted photos of then and now as well as revealing our "true" identities for the first time since we started blogging!

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  33. How could the girl from 39 years ago not fall for this?!?
    Happy anniversary to you both!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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