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Pictures: Take Two

When Motor Man and I were planning our wedding twenty years ago, we hired a photographer. And when we met with her, the only specific photo I requested was one of us with Bacon’s Castle in the background.

You can imagine my disappointment when this was the proof. (She apologized and told us she had the wrong film in the camera.)

Many of our guests that day had cameras, and they later shared with us snapshots from before and after the ceremony and at our reception. BUT, our guests had all left Bacon’s Castle en route to the reception when the above photo was taken. So the one the photographer took was the ONLY one.

I’ve often entertained the idea of another ‘wedding’ photo shoot at the Castle. So….. to celebrate our twentieth anniversary, we enlisted the help of a couple of friends and were on our way. I had saved my bouquet and Motor Man’s boutonniere, so earlier in the week,  I took those to our local florist to have them recreated.

And…we were certainly not disappointed in these photos.

Now that’s more like it, even with the scaffolding and a couple of boarded-up windows in the house.

We took the opportunity to just have some fun with these pictures.

“Someone” took the fun seriously:

It was nice to be at Bacon’s Castle exactly 20 years after we exchanged our vows.

Remember the Bacon’ Castle sign that Motor Man gave me for Christmas? We brought it along for the photo shoot.

Here’s what twenty years looks like:

It is so special to have these pictures, celebrating our anniversary at the Castle. We’re very grateful to our friends for helping us make it happen.

~These Days Of Mine~