Whitney: Before we knew her
Looking at their 1985 wedding album, Randi and Alan Biren of Sudbury chuckle over the fashions of the time. “Can we crop out that ‘80s perm?’’ says Randi with a laugh. But on this recent February afternoon it’s not Randi’s curly locks that draw the eye, it’s the young woman standing next to the blushing bride and her beaming groom: Whitney Houston. Houston, 22 at the time and just beginning her ascent to superstardom, sang “Evergreen’’ at the Birens’ wedding at the Westin hotel.