Ragamuffin Gal

".. from my ragged heart to yours"

July 31, 2011

30 Years of Love ~ *










On August 1, 1981, Mark and I were wed in a small country church in a very non-traditional wedding (we were children of the 60's and 70's for goodness sakes)  We wrote our own vows and chose the quote on the bottom of the collage from Song of Solomon to be our wedding theme verse. It is what we both said to one another as we slipped our wedding bands on to each other's fingers. This photo is our actual engagement photo we had taken in a shop near the St. Charles area in St. Louis (where Mark is from).  I  made this collage in KC Willis's collage conference which I tell more about on my studio blog. This weekend we are celebrating 30 years of marriage. I am happy to say that we are still very much in love with one another. Our wedding date was 8-1-81.

20 comments:

Jan said...

Happy Anniversary. I ADORE the old-timey photo of the two of you. The collage is wonderful and fits the mood of the photos perfectly.

Isn't it wonderful to still be in love after 30 yrs (41 for us)? 'Tis sweet.

Many warm hugs,
Jan

T's Daily Treasures said...

Happy anniversary to you! What a fun engagement photo and a beautiful collage. have a good day and a great new week. Tammy

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Happy Anniversary tomorrow, have a wonderful day - love the collage

Dorthe said...

Hi sweet, and congratulations-
I love the wedding photo of you too-you looks so seriusly both and like from an old western movie- what a fantastic photo, and a wonderful way of doing your wedding. I am from that time ,too :)
The collage you made, is beautiful, and a keepsake alwayes.
Big hug-
Dorthe

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Happy anniversary! Hope you are doing something special today.

Danielle

Ann said...

warm wishes on your Wedding Anniversary!!!! :)

dulcy said...

I love, love, love this post, Katie! Such a charming collage to celebrate 30 years.... where does the time go? Hope to see you both soon....
xoxo

Linda said...

Happy Anniversary, my dear friend! What a blessing God has given you both!

Suz said...

Oh, dear Katie. That is precious. You did some beautiful work at KC's. Most important are those thirty wonderful years, Er wrote our own vows, too, and danced barefoot in our family garden :-)
Bigs hugs and happy anniversary, sweet one!
Suz

Sandi said...

The old photo is great. It always brings a smile to my some times tired heart to hear of 30 years of love. Happy Anniversary.

QueenBe said...

I love how you encorporated a modern day wedding with a vintage style fabric collage. SO well done! And Happy Anniversary~~

~*~Patty S said...

Congratulations on being married to your best friend for all these years...
may you both have many many many more years of wedded bliss together...

we were married 4-11-81
thirty is a nice number...isn't it!

Love what you created...every detail is precious...but I always say that because I seem to {heart} everything you make missy!

oxo

Laurie said...

Oh, I've always wanted to do one of KC's classes! Your collage is just gorgeous! Happy anniversary!

Patti said...

Katie- Happy Anniversary!!! What a wonderful post- and the collage is to die for! I could tell you took a KC Willis class- you Lucky Girl! It turned out gorgeous~~~ Your other posts are beautiful as well- your verse about hope is stunning. And the teacher pics are hoot- spot on I would say! Enjoy your last bit of vacation...Hugs!

Relyn said...

Having seen this art in person
and that love in person
I'd say it is indeed
a fitting tribute.

But.

It can't come close to the
power in thirty years
of a shared life
and love.

I love you, dear heart.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Happy Anniversary,dear friend!!!
Love,love the collage.
Have a wonderful week.
Hugs,
Marie

Lovey said...

Happy Anniversary! Happy...Happy Day! Many more years of love!

Mrs. E said...

Belated Happy Anniversary! I love the scripture. It fits. 30 years is an achievement these days. Wishing you many blessed years to come!

Melinda Cornish said...

Happy anniversary....I love the quote! I especially love the way you did this collage....

Jeanie said...

I love this to the max! Happy Anniversary, somewhat belatedly but no less wholeheartedly!