Monday, March 03, 2014

March 3, 1992

Ellen and Larry, March 3, 1992

TODAY is the actual day of our wedding anniversary.  Larry and I were married at the Downtown L.A. Courthouse on Mardi Gras morning, 1992.  It was a gray, cloudy day with intermittent rain showers, much like today.  We drove to the Courthouse with Larry's best man, Jon and my maid of honor, Ruth.  Larry's camera crew from his aerospace photo department met us Downtown: Greg, Tony and Mike.  They shot video and stills of the ceremony, to be shown during the summer at our backyard reception.
After the ceremony by an L.A. County Clerk, we walked outside to take some pictures during the break in the rain.  We managed to get shots with the beautiful, iconic L.A. City Hall in the background.  The camera crew went back to work.  Larry, Jon, Ruth and I had a lovely dim sum brunch at the Empress Pavillion in China Town.  The Empress closed last year, but there are rumors that it will open again soon.  We must return for some anniversary dim sum!
Larry looks uncertain, just before the ceremony!

Inside the romantic Clerk's Office!

Just after the ceremony with the Clerk who married us
Wedding Party:  Ruth, Ellen, Larry, Jon, 3-3-92

My Mom and Dad also had a mini-reception for us later in the month at the Del Rey Yacht Club.  We had lots of celebrations for our special day.
Del Rey Yacht Club Reception, later that month

Roz and George Bloom, Del Rey Yacht Club, 1992
Maryanna and Hoyt Underhill, Del Rey Yacht Club, 1992
August 1992, Backyard Reception
Larry and I returned home in the afternoon to the surprise of an authentic King Cake mailed to us by our friend, Kate, from Louisiana.  King Cake makes a perfect wedding cake!
The next day, Larry and I took the Big White Steamer to Santa Catalina Island for our honeymoon.  There's nothing more romantic than that beautiful Island in the spring rains.  We had a glorious holiday.  
Mardi Gras, 2014. Celebrating our Anniversary

The last 22 years has been a wonderful time of making memories for this happy couple.  I look forward to many more years of joy with my Sweetie Pie!

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At 1:08 PM PST, Blogger Patricia Edie said...

I loved this post...what a wonderful capture of such a special day. You two seem "made for each other!" Congratulations!

At 9:25 PM PST, Blogger gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Awwww! Happy anniversary, you two are as cute as ever in the 2014 photo.

At 1:53 AM PST, Blogger P. Berliner, M.A. said...

Congratulations, Ellen!

At 6:32 AM PST, Blogger Dianne Woods said...

I'm connected to Jon on FB - Jon, Larry and I went to ACCD together. So glad Jon commented on the post which directed me to your blog. Quite a blast from the past for me.

Hello Larry, and happy anniversary to you both.

At 10:03 AM PST, Blogger Ally said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the photos! It sounded like a perfect day, rain and all!

At 10:13 AM PST, Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

Thanks for your good wishes and comments, EVERYONE!!


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