Monday, August 12, 2013

wedding finery

1942 wedding dress

Today I have just a few minutes but I wanted to check in with you all and say


bridal shower ideas

I am helping two friends with their back yard wedding tomorrow. It has been way fun doing planning, making decorations, etc.

Of course, my kitchen table is currently covered with silk flowers, wire nippers, ribbons, bows, butterflies of metal and silk, swaths of tulle.....
Yep, a real 'explosion' of wedding decor!

So, today let's share a bit about weddings, things I like, fun photos I have found, etc.

c.1908 song sheet cover art
courtesy Indiana Music Libraries

c. 1909 song sheet cover art

Let's look at some pretty, with non-traditional colors, wedding dresses!

This beauty was found at

Here's another red color scheme:

Sorry, don't have any info on where I found this one.

I think that one is very elegant looking.
What do you think?
Do you like the latest fashion trends of non-traditional white or ivory
for a wedding dress?

by Stephane Rolland

This one is a 'color dipped' type dress, with the concentration of color at the very bottom.
I can't say I like it very much, how about you?

Just please, please, don't make the color a bright yellow,
with dreams of Big Bird....

This next one HAS to be a favorite, as it has a mermaid theme!

mermaid scales wedding dress

I would wear that one to a cruise ship evening attire event,
or a fancy ball.
Maybe not for a wedding dress...

Here is my idea for a Mermaid Wedding Dress: 

original Collage Art Doll recycled junk mail paper collage by inkspired

I had fun adding the sea shells, star fish, pearls and strands of 'beaded' sea weed to this dress.  Of course, she IS a mermaid, so her wedding tiara
is fresh from the ocean!

Next is a lovely dress that reminds me of fireflies on a summer evening:

light-up dress

I think perfect for an evening garden party!

Here is one for a December wedding:

a custom made wedding dress

"Love isn't a state of perfect caring.
It is an active noun like struggle.
To love someone is to strive 
to accept that person 
exactly the way he or she is.
right here
and now."

 Mr. Rogers, "The World According to Mister Rogers"

Celebrities have loved colorful weddings for ages.
Here are a few old and new:

Liz Taylor and Larry Fortensky

Elizabeth Taylor was wed several times in wedding dresses with color.
Here are a couple more:

Liz Taylor and Eddie Fisher

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

More recently we have Jessica Biel:

a pink ombre dress, Jessica Biel

and Melissa Gilbert:

Melissa Gilbert

and Gwen Stefani:

Gwen Stefani

and Nas and Kelis:

Kelis wedding dress

"May your day be filled with blessings
Like the sun that lights the sky,
And may you always have the courage
To spread your wings and fly!"

- traditional Irish Blessing

acrylic on wood two turtle doves

May your day be filled with joy,

and on pinterest:

"A stroll through Cantebury Park"
original Collage Paper Painting by inkspired

1 comment:

  1. Planning is very important before doing anything. If you’re going to buy a gown then set a budget in your mind and after this you can find your desired dress. It should also be comfy.
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