The Romantic Hat: Hats of to 33 Years!

Happy 33rd wedding anniversary to my parents! (pretty cool, eh?) I love hearing stories about the simplicity of their wedding. They were married in Las Vegas. They stayed at the Hilton. And, they said “I do” at The Little Chapel of the West. They had one witness: the taxi cab driver. My mom wore a long sleeve white dress, while my dad had on a brown (beige?) suit. After their wedding, they came home and had party after party after party. I grabbed some photos from my parent’s wedding album. It’s pretty cool seeing their wedding through a bunch of Polaroids. Here are some of my favorites.

I found this postcard in the back of their wedding album. Mom, is it weird your wedding stuff is now considered “vintage”. ha.

After their wedding, my parents had a party for the entire family back home. I found some super cool Polaroids from these parties. (I don’t know why – but I love this picture). I think my dad’s expression says it all. I bet there is a story here. Mom probably took f-o-r-e-v-e-r to cut the wedding cake, or something funny just happened. (I don’t know about you, but I’m trying to figure out which is cooler in this picture: The wallpaper? The chandelier? Or my dad’s shirt?)

Here’s a photo of my mom on their honeymoon: a trip to Newport Beach & Disneyland.


Oh, and one more thing: Happy Anniversary! Mom, you are just as beautiful today as you were in 1978! (I know my brothers are rolling their eyes, but it’s true). You’ve got two boys, one daughter, one son-in-law and a beautiful granddaughter who love you both so much!

4 thoughts on “The Romantic Hat: Hats of to 33 Years!

  1. Oooohhh!! I’m in love with this post. I’ve already looked three times because it totally makes me smile – everything about it makes me happy! I love the photos, the Vegas wedding, the celebrations, the clothes and mostly your wonderful parents. I love it all. Congrats on 33 years! Steph, I can only hope our daughters are blogging about our “vintage” weddings one day! What a wonderful life and truly such role models for us young married folks! Big Hugs, Teri

    1. Thanks, T. That means a lot, I know my mom will smile when she reads your comment. Can you believe our kids are going to laugh at what we wore: our flowers, our hair, our theme – it’s all going to look so “vintage” one day. I love it too!

  2. Love it!! I’m semi bummed I didn’t see any photos of my parents at the parties. I’m pretty sure my dad would have had an awesome mustache! Happy Anniversary to the Rothery’s!

    1. Becky – Don’t worry – I can find a great ‘stache picture for you. I’m sure my parents have hidden photos somewhere of the party days. I’ll go on the hunt! If anything, probably some great one’s of your mom and mine in college. 🙂

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