Our 34th Wedding Anniversary

We had pictures taken at Foster Gardens

We had pictures taken at Foster Gardens before the wedding ceremony.

It was on a Friday night, July 15, 1977, that Carl and I were married at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu, so that means tomorrow is our 34th wedding anniversary. Last year at this time, we celebrated our anniversary in Saintes, France, and I was away from my computer. This year we’re home, so I thought I’d share some of the pictures from our wedding day. My first reaction in seeing all these old pictures was, “My God, Carl, look at your hair!”

Our wedding day, July 15, 1977

Our wedding day, July 15, 1977

“The Wedding” was the first of countless Crosier Productions, and really started two weeks before with the presentation of two recitals by organist McNeil Robinson (an all-Bach recital at LCH followed a week later by an all-Franck recital at St. Andrew’s Cathedral). The phone sometimes rang 50 times in one day from people calling in for tickets! Neil then stayed an extra week to play the organ and direct the choir for the wedding.

Some people said that our wedding logo was perfect for us— a candle burning at both ends!

Some people said that our wedding logo was perfect for us— a candle burning at both ends!

Then, there was all the sewing. The wedding logo, designed by LCH parishioner, artist Roland Roy, was sewn into a processional banner. Stoles were sewn for each of the three clergy, as well as the dress for the maid of honor. My sister Doris also designed and sewed my hat.

At the Peace. We had a full-blown wedding mass.

The Peace was exchanged.

The Wedding Bulletin was the first of hundreds of multi-page church bulletin programs we have produced, and in those days, it was done on a typewriter! Carol Langner silkscreened the covers, and at one time a bedroom was turned into a silkscreen factory, with bulletin covers all over the place, in varying degrees of dryness.

We had three clergy: The Rev. Ray Kringel (celebrant); The Rev. Curtis Zimmerman (deacon) and The Rev. Charles Burger (subdeacon). Other participants were: Mark Johnson, thurifer; Michelle Bricker, crucifer; Daniel Johnson and Jonathan Johnson, acolytes; Lisa Robertson, bannerbearer.

Mr and Mrs Carl Crosierc

Mr and Mrs Carl Crosier

I listed the music from the wedding ceremony in last year’s post, 33 Years of Music-Making, and found the names of the eight Compline Singers in the program: Allan  Haley, Fred Langner, John Graham, Dale Noble, Joseph Dellinger, Malcolm Tait, James Heian, and John Anthony. We borrowed handbells from Trinity Lutheran Church in Wahiawa as LCH did not yet have their own sets.

We walked out to the joyous organ improvisation by McNeil Robinson. Everyone in the congregation stood in their places and listened quietly until the music was over. (No, it was just beginning!)


About Katherine Crosier

In addition to playing the organ I am interested in documenting life's special moments through journaling, scrapbooking, photography and slideshow production. My family just groans.
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5 Responses to Our 34th Wedding Anniversary

  1. Brenda Moore says:

    I love sharing your moments everyday on Facebook. Thank you so much for keeping me on top of things in your life. Condolences for the loss of your Mom. Love to Carl and everyone.

  2. Jinny Lee says:

    Congratulations on Your wedding /Anniversary…..hope you have a great day I love the wedding picture you posted, thanks so much for posting all the wonders of your life…you folks are so blessed, Your mom was really proud of you all, Gods blessings for many more years of bliss filled marriage…

  3. Curt Zimmerman says:

    And the hand embroider clergy stoles. I still have mine and worn it many times over the years. Congratulations!

  4. May Louie says:

    Happy Anniversary! You were a beautiful bride and Carl was handsome. Thank you for sharing your wedding pictures! May God richly bless you both with His joy and peace!

  5. Sally Bartley Moss says:

    Hi Kathy and Carl!
    I am so very happy for you. 34 years of marriage is a huge accomplishment. Congratulations with many more years to come!

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