Tag Archives: Wedding

Wedding Prep June 1985

Dean and I got married at a small church outside Elgin. Then we had a picnic reception in my parents’ back yard. Here are some of the preparations. This must have been the day before the wedding.

Vintage greeting cards: Miscellaneous


Enjoy your trip (card company not specified)

People don’t send cards to other people who are going on trips anymore, as far as I know. This one is silly and doesn’t make sense (why a cow?), but I like the definite 70s vibe.


Wedding Congratulations (A Sunshine Card)

Another Sunshine Card — and very vintage-y.


Congratulations! (A Sunshine Card)

This one is sort of boring. Maybe the above card should have been an anniversary card and this should have been the wedding card.

Mom and Dad’s Wedding Announcement

The editor must have been on vacation because 1) my dad did not actually take my mother’s last name and, 2) the word bride’ in the last sentence is missing an s after the apostrophe.

Patrick-Green Nuptials Read

The marriage of Miss Patricia Ann Green, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Green of 501 Raymond St., and Elvin M. Patrick, son of Mr. And Mrs. Frank Patrick of Hampshire, was solemnized Saturday afternoon, Sept. 4, at 4 o’clock in the First Methodist church at Hampshire, the Rev. Albert Ihne officiating.

The couple’s only attendants were Miss Barbara Grissom of Elgin and Donald Donahey of Gary Ind. A prelude of organ music was played by Mrs. Ihne. The bride was given away by her father. Guests witnessing the ceremony were members of the immediate family.

After a honeymoon at the Dells of Wisconsin Mr. and Mrs. Green will reside with the bride’ parents until their apartment is ready.