Isn't this hat fabulous?
I know it must seem like I have forgotten about the part of "my world" that includes research, reaction and millinery.
Let me just say, no, I still very much love millinery, but a lot of other things have been going on lately.
Doing research on Mid Century Style for instance...
Isn't it fun to see the "back then" style, including a picture of the 1955 bride herself?
A 1978 wedding gown...ah yes, the flounce at the bottom, full sleeves.
Yup, I'd recognize a bridal gown of that era anywhere.
Then there was a gown from just a few years ago. I looked closely at the hand sew flowers tucked on one shoulder and on the hip of the gown.
Wasn't this gown pretty? Apparently it was the gown worn by the daughter of the bride married in the 1978 era gown, who in turn was the daughter of the bride who married in the 1955 gown.
What fun to see the three eras represented.
Isn't it interesting to see how bridal fashions have changed over the years?
I wonder what bridal fashions will look like in the future?
Wonder what a Bride who is getting married, say, in late April of 2009 will chose to wear?
Maybe I should do a little research to see what I can find out.
I'll start by asking a future bride about what she plans to wear.
Less than 24 hours after becoming engaged on January 9th 2009 really is a tad soon to be sure of exactly what kind of dress one will be wearing on one's wedding day four months from now in April.
I'm not sure about what kind of dress she will be wearing, but I do know this:
This particular soon to be bride is about to become my daughter-in-law!
Rachel and Jeff...
Seven months ago they met at church.
They fell in love...they prayed...they considered....
they agreed that they want become one in the sight of man and God.
It will be a church wedding in her home town of Santa Rosa California.
As well as what kind of cake will be served, and flowers, and invitations and music...things that seem to change with each passing era.
At least the most important part of the bridal wear has already been donned.
The most important part.
The one thing that makes bridal gowns of any era so delightful:
The bride-to-be's smile.
The distinctively radiant smile of joy.
Congratulation Jeff on choosing a lovely bride to be.
Rachel: thank you for agreeing to marry our son!
God blessing on you both and all your upcoming wedding plans!