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Wednesday, 10 February 2021

A Wedding Dress

 

The rain finally arrived mid-afternoon.  We have been waiting for it to come, all day, and it is cooling things down nicely.  The ground will welcome some moisture for a change.

This photo is of the land behind our home.  It is designated to become a road, but at the moment is being left to simply grow.




I’ve been doing some genealogy research today, and discovered a newspaper article about my mother-in-law’s wedding.  Wow, they really knew how to describe things back then (it was 1939).  She wore “a graceful gown of ivory chenille marquisette over taffeta, cut on slim-fitting classical lines.  The skirt, which was edged with narrow pleated tulle, merged into a court train.  The bodice, which was fashioned with a heart-shaped neckline trimmed by a sprig of orange blossom on either side, was softly shirred, and long sleeves, slightly gathered on the shoulders, finished in points at the wrists.  Her beautifully embroidered tulle veil, worn over the face on entering the church, was held in place with a high coronet of orange blossom, and fell to form a second train.  A trailing bouquet of pink and white roses, arranged with maidenhair fern, was carried.  The Church was beautifully arranged with pale pink camellias, jonquils, and fern.”

I have a photo of her in her wedding gown, and I think she looks absolutely stunning.




This convolvulus was seen one day when out walking.  It is a terribly invasive weed, but I do like the intense blue of its flowers.




Have a great day 😊

Margaret.



20 comments:

  1. Must have been quite a wedding. She's a beautiful bride.

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  2. What a beautiful bride, and a wonderful descriptive news item Margaret - we have had some rain over here too - not a lot, but things will green up nicely for a day or so... Convolvulus is pretty, but pretty awful too with the invasive nature it has!
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  3. my neighbour loves that plant, her flowers are white and we cut back every bit which comes into our garden, so far we are winning. I love the description of the wedding dress, it does look stunning.

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  4. She is so beautiful and looks statuesque on that classy bridal gown!!!

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  5. Gorgeous! Stunning! Simply beautiful!

    What a classy lady.

    And yet, she looks down to earth, with that lovely face.

    This, has "blown me away", my Dear.

    Thank you!!!!!!!!

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  6. And the background is so Art Deco!!!!!! At least that looks Art Deco, to me. -smile-

    Anyone else... Is it???????

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  7. Oh, wow, your mom is beautiful. And I do lo very that description.

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  8. That must have been a fashion reporter to describe the gown so well. Just gorgeous and just a girl, really.

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    1. Yes, she does look young. She was actually 21 years old at the time, had seven children, and lived until she was 93.

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  9. A beautiful bride, lovely photograph.

    The blue colour of the convolvulus is a pretty shade.

    Enjoy the rest of your week.

    All the best Jan

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  10. Such a beautiful wedding dress for a beautiful bride!!
    Glad you got some rain.

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  11. What a beautiful wedding gown! I wonder what happened to it, was it passed down to anyone...:)

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    1. I don't actually know what happened to it. I must remember to ask my oldest sister-in-law if she knows.

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  12. Your MIL was a lovely lady and Oh My...the dress is gorgeous. I love the detailed description.
    Here only the white Bindweed is invasive although the blue flowered ( Morning Glory) does grow quite energetically. But it isn't perennial so every year you either sow it again or maybe some seeds will germinate in the spring.

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  13. That is such an elegant dress! Your mom is gorgeous!

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  14. What a beautiful bride and a stunning wedding gown. Reminds me of my mother's gown for her wedding in 1947.

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  15. Now such a description might suggest a 'society' wedding. Very classy style. Love your Morning Glory.

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  16. El vestido es precioso y, estaba muy linda. Besos.

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  17. I love this. How cool that you found that write-up describing every little detail of your mother-in-law's wedding dress. Now you have that to go with her beautiful photo.

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