Thus, since I love my wedding pictures --and have never looked better!- I want to share them with you. I was so young and so in love!
My brother Leon took these pictures one very early morning of April 1972 up in a park in Westchester County. The 'hippy' white eyelet dress, so 70's and so romantic cost me $19.99 at Alexander's on Lexington Avenue and it was perfect for the times. Mami made the ribbons with tiny flowers and bows for my hair --and the flowers were purchased in a flower shop in the 42 St subway station. And I looked so modern and great!
Fourteen people attended the 6pm wedding on April 29th 1972 because Orlando did not want a 'big' wedding, so we had a almost non/existent crowd of guests at the chapel at the Holy Cross Church on 42 St. which had suffered a devastating fire days befor the wedding --and it was in shambles!
But I was very happy and loved my brother logging his reel to reel professional tape recorder to the church so I could get married as the Beatles played "She loves you...yeah...yeah...yeah" and "All you need is love...all you need is love"...It was soooo wonderful!
The next day we went on an amazing honeymoon to Rome, Capri, Athens, the Greek Islands, Istambul and Madrid...All First Class, a gift from TWA!!
After a difficult marriage and a divorce ---the truth is that I only can remember good things...especially how cute my wedding was...how happy love made me feel... and how pretty I looked!