Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Wedding March - 1950 - From This Day Forward

I keep looking at these brides and think of my Mom, who was married in the early fifties. These were some high standards to meet, but I think those brides were really good at meeting standards...they were expected to be picture perfect, they were to furnish their homes with the sterling silver they received, the Groom was to be tall and well off, it was a good idea to have a couple of good looking friends or sisters to be bridesmaids, and the wedding should be held in a suitably impressive location. And you weren't suppose to need valium for a couple of years!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Wedding March - 1950 - Bridal Drama

I am looking at these trains...they are amazing. But I wonder why they stayed in fashion for weddings long after they were worn "everyday"? I am guessing it was to distinguish these dresses from any others...this was not going to show up at the grocery store. But there are several fashion historians out there, some of whom might even read this blog. So what are some of the reasons wedding dresses look they way they do?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Wedding March - 1950 - Lace Loveliness

This group includes a rare groom sighting. Those guys weren't very important in the overall scheme of things. Back then it was all about her, the dress and the cake.
(Let's forget about Bridezillas, Say Yes To The Dress, and all those Cake shows- we've come a long way baby.)

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Wedding March - 1950 - Satin and Lace

I'm back with a charming look at "The Wedding March" -"A Guide for the California Bride", published in 1950 and sent out to brides-to-be "upon announcement of engagement in Southern California". It's a large glossy magazine all in black and white, but it gives us a glimpse of the lush gowns these gals had to choose from.

More to come....

Friday, April 8, 2011

In which I explain...

...where I've been lately. I went home for a visit and while there some darling 2 year old granddaughter spilled water on her Grandma's laptop. Makes it hard to be mad at anybody (but she's out of the will this week). So now your favorite blogger is stuck with a tiny, old, slow back-up machine, making it near impossible to post lovelies for you. :-(
I hope to have a new machine in a few weeks, but you can help this process by going over to my store and shopping. Do a LOT of shopping. You'll get amazing patterns for everybody you know. And I can be back sooner with more fabulous fashion and other goodies here. A win-win don't you think?