Well, I learned that my fiance was good at flower arranging! We would sit in his dorm office, on the evenings he had to be there, and put flower arrangements together. Fortunately, we were using a moving truck to get back to Maryland, along with my car, so we had plenty of room. My grandma had made my mom’s wedding dress, and I wanted her to make mine. So, my mom flew down from Washington State, met my fiance, and also took measurements. My grandma made my dress from a pattern, just using those measurements, and I didn’t try on my dress until about one week before the wedding. Talk about trust!
In May of 1994, my fiance graduated from Abilene Christian University. We drove a moving truck up to Maryland with all of his college belongings and our wedding supplies. On June 4th, 1994, Glenn Tunick married me! He was and is the love of my life. The day of the wedding was actually kind of comical. The preacher at my fiance’s church was officiating the ceremony, and he told stories about him growing up. Apparently, my fiance was not the best kid in Sunday school! So, I was young and had very little money to plan a wedding. When my dress arrived, about a week before the wedding, I decided I wanted a little more “bling” on the dress. What did I do about it? I used Elmer’s glue and glued sequins to the lace on my dress. Yep, that was a thing! After the ceremony and we were doing the recessional, I realized there were sequins on the floor in the aisle that had dropped off my dress. Yep!
I had to pin my dress with my grandma’s brooch because I had lost weight. I lost my shoes. Two weeks after the wedding, my grandparents found them in the trunk of their car, where many people had actually looked for them. My bridesmaids’ pantyhose (yes, we wore those back in the day) were too short. They only came up to mid-thigh, so someone had to run out and get new ones. We only had hors d’oeuvres and cake, but I wanted a punch fountain. Well, the kids thought that was the coolest thing, so they kept drinking the punch! The punch supplies we purchased ended up getting used, so my mom and mother-in-law were finding things in the church kitchen to keep making stuff for drinking. It was pretty entertaining!
Our wedding was still one of the best days of my life! I got to marry the man I loved! We went on a simple honeymoon that my in-laws provided, and we were so grateful. Three weeks after that, we moved into our first apartment in Michigan, where my husband, Glenn, had his first youth ministry job. And I started back to school in the fall of 1994 at Rochester College in Michigan.