July 4th Wedding Anniversary


John and I were married on 4 July 2000. The 4th of July is a great day to get married. Caterers are available (since most people are home making their own BBQ) and there are always American Independence Day fireworks to celebrate.

When we got married, John and I each had a home with too much stuff already.  What we needed was time to enjoy our family and friends and our big event. So, we outsourced. We asked close friends each to take on a big task (the dress, the cake, flowers, music, wine, catering, whatever) instead of giving a gift. We paid for everything and promised not to micromanage. We are blessed in having organized friends, so everything went perfectly. For guests who needed to give us something, we collected money for shares in a very comfortable Morris chair – that they can come and sit in when they visit. We got married in our own San Jose backyard and we had a wonderful time!

John and I donated the altar flowers today at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Saratoga, CA to celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary.

Today at church:

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Our family in 2000:

Images Copyright 2012 Katy Dickinson

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