Sunday, June 7, 2009

Wedding Belle

My wedding attire was very traditional - for my family at least. For both of my weddings I wore a very practical dress that I could also wear to work. My mother wore a pink, wool suit for her wedding. I do not have the details but I'm fairly certain that Grandma Pearl wore a nice traveling dress and certainly neither Anna nor Sarah Ann wore a fancy white dress. Grandma Berry's wedding attire was a skirt and blouse and rather plain but she eventually owned some lovely gowns. I can't imagine that any others of my paternal ancestors wore anything that wasn't perfectly practical.

Although there is certainly nothing wrong with a small wedding and simply wearing your best clothes, I always felt that I had somehow missed out. When my sister announced her engagement I was thrilled for her. I was doubly thrilled when she asked me to be her matron of honor and to go shopping with her for a bridal gown. Several gowns were tried before one with a lovely Chapel train. When I first saw her in that gown I teared up. She was certainly a beautiful bride and family tradition has now been changed.

This was written for the 14th edition of Smile for the Camera.


GrannyPam said...

Everyone in this photo looks happy, what a wonderful day it must have been!

Tipper said...

Pretty bride!! Neat how wedding dresses have changed over the years.

Judith Richards Shubert said...

Apple, I enjoyed your telling us about the family tradition of practical wedding attire! And especially that your sister has now changed that tradition. She looks lovely, as do you and the little flower girl. The guys are quite handsome, too.