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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday

For the letter W, I decided on wedding garb.   

I've been in four weddings, five when you count mine.  Naturally, I've never been able to wear any of the dresses again but they weren't awful (or at least I didn't think so).

The first wedding was my cousin's and I don't have an individual picture of it.  I was pretty young.

The second wedding was the sister of the previous wedding I was in.  As you can see it was a lovely yellow dress.  Don't you just love the daisy bouquet ;-)?



Then I was in my girlfriend's wedding.  In this blue number.  At the time I loved the hood.  I thought it was very unusual. I never saw something like this before. 

The last time I was a bridesmaid was when my youngest brother got married.  Me, my husband and son were all in the wedding.  Here are two pictures.  It was purple as you can see.  Although I liked the backless part of the dress, it was hard to keep the girl's up at the time as evidenced by the second picture  ;-)


These next few were from my wedding.  This first one is of me and my matron of honor ( I wore the blue hooded dress in her wedding).   This was what my bridesmaids dresses looked like.  She was the friend that I went jobbin' with, ha.  Their dresses were a peach color. 



This next I wanted to show the top of my dress and the veil. I loved this dress. I also loved how the little flowers went down the whole outside of the veil  ;-)


This next one is a picture of the train.  At the reception, we just put it in a bustle.  

 I still have my dress up in the attic.  It's supposed to be hermetically sealed in a gold box.  I haven't seen it for years though, so I don't know if it still is, ha. 

I could go on and on showing wedding pictures but I won't.    I have one last to show of the wedding cake and then I'll be done.  I don't know why but it shows up more orange but it really was more of a peachy color.


I hope you enjoyed my little trip down memory lane with some of the wedding garb I've worn over the years.

Okay, now it's time to go over to Alphabe-Thursday at Jenny's to see what others came up with for the letter W http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2010/06/alphabe-thursday-w.html

36 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I was in three weddings outside my own. I had to wear navy blue long dresses in all three.

I love the peach dresses you chose. The veil is so pretty. The flowers really were a great touch.

Debbie said...

I really did enjoy this Vikki...you where not only a very pretty brides maid you made for a beautiful bride. I adore your dress....and you are a petite little butterfly!~

Christy said...

I think I have been in 13 weddings, plus my own. I have a lot of one time use dresses! I did say the last time that the only way I am going to be in a wedding again is as the mother of the bride or groom! I love your pictures - your dress is absolutely beautiful!

Carol said...

I enjoyed reading your post! Love the photos...I'm not sure about that purple one! hee hee!

mrs. c said...

What great memories! the dresses were unusual and I am sure that it would be hard to wear them again. I adore your veil, it is so sweet.

Sarah said...

Vicki, it's fun to see these different photo. Great idea for the letter W. I was a bridesmaid many times. In fact I wondered if I would ever be the bride. LOL
I remember the daisy period. :-)
You were a beautiful bride. Thanks for letting us see these photos. ~ sarah

Jo said...

Vikki, I just love the yellow dress and daisies!!! cute! what a wonderful trip down memory lane for you and a treat for us!

Cathryn said...

Ah that was sweet--especially with my own wedding anniversary coming up in a couple of months! I love those dresses--but you're right--they don't get worn again very often!

Marlene said...

I love all your retro photos!

GardenofDaisies said...

I LOVE that daisy dress and daisy bouquet!! :-) Such a fun post!

Jenny said...

That veil is beautiful. And so are you...in all of the pictures.

When I saw the yellow dress I thought for a moment of that movie "27 Dresses"!

What a wonderful, romantic stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "W"!

A+

Annesphamily said...

I have been in four weddings plus my own! If I had all the snapshots I would have done a wedding collage post! This was terrific Viki! Thank you for sharing! You almost look like the Blessed Mother in your hooded attire! Your wedding dress was wonderfully intricate and simply beautiful! Hugs Anne

Natasha said...

Wonderful Wedding Pictures! You were a lovely bride.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Pondside said...

I always enjoy wedding photos - I remember the sample albums that photographers used to have - I liked to look at all the weddings of people I'd never met!

My name is PJ. said...

Vintage wedding dresses can be fun and funny, but not nearly as funny as vintage bridesmaids dresses.

Viki, my bridesmaids in my first wedding wore that very same peach color.

I love your train!!

Theresa said...

These are Great! Our wedding dresses were very similar and I remember the same pose or two...

5thsister said...

Your wedding dress is too die for beautiful! I, too, love the flower detail of the veil but I also adore the lace detail of the dress itself.

Julie Schuler said...

Very interesting bit of fashion timeline. I have never been a bridesmaid!

Mumsy said...

It's interesting to look at all the different dresses in the past! They were charming, and unique! Nowadays, dresses are just way too revealing..

Cheryl said...

Your hair in the picture with the yellow dress cracks me up. The hood? Remember that fashion trend too. We must be close to the same age since I remember each and every style I saw here.

RNSANE said...

I think everyone loves a wedding, Viki, especially if it's someone elses. I also chose wedding - the first of my three sons married May 7th. I'd already done one blog about it but I have hundreds of pictures so I thought I would add some new ones. Laura was a spectacular bride. I adore her. They began dating six years ago and have lived together for the last three so I am glad they finally took this step!

Loved your pictures.


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Tina said...

I absolutely LOVE seeing people's wedding pictures. You were so beautiful in all of them! I've been in six weddings counting my own. Wish I'd saved all the dresses, but I'm working on not being a pack rat. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

Claudia Schlottman said...

Thanks for taking us down the lovely stroll in memory lane. I saved all my bride's maid dresses - there were 4 - and now my granddaughters play "dress-up" in them!

laterg8r said...

love the flowers on your veil :D

Melinda Cornish said...

I actually love the one with the hood and the yellow one....the purple one? wow! you look so pretty in your dress. what a great memory....

Anna said...

Dear Viki,
Oh, I love wedding clothes! Lovely dresses. You were a beautiful bride!
Great choice of W-word!! Thanks for sharing!
Best wishes,
Anna

Anna's W-Words

Molly said...

Great trip!! It is funny that you can totally tell the time period by the style of the bridesmaid dresses!! Your wedding dress was just lovely!

You did get me thinking about all the weddings I have been in and the dresses I have worn (4 brothers and countless friends), let's see at least 10) I will be thinking about that all day now!

mbkatc230 said...

What a great choice for your W post. I love your dress and veil, just beautiful! And I totally remember when those hooded dresses were all the rage. My favorite of the bridesmaid dresses is the yellow, I love daisies. Kathy

Sue said...

Loved your wedding pics...Also, it was fun to see the old-style bridesmaid dresses.

Brought back a few memories!

=)

Jingle said...

loved it,
very beautiful and festive.

Brenda said...

Pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh! I love looking at wedding photos :o) Wow you have been in quite a number of weddings! And I really do love your veil with the flowers down the sides. You are such a beautiful bride and so petite!

Blessings & Aloha!
(I had thought of weddings for W too...but since I have not yet found my favorite wedding photo-the only one of my mom's mom and dad, I thought I would wait...so hopefully I will find it before the next round of "W' posts. :o)

Andrea said...

It's funny to think back on the dresses you've worn in other weddings! My SIL is planning a wedding now, so much to think about. My dress is sealed in a box also. I often wonder if it's really in there too!

H said...

When I got married, I wore my aunt's wedding dress. It was a perfect fit :)

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I enjoyed all your pictures. I love looking at wedding pictures. You looked beautiful. I couldn't help but wonder what years all these events took place.

The Muse said...

I am so happy to find a moment to stop by! Thank you so much for visiting me on W day! it was indeed great fun :)

And I appreciate your comments ...
Goodness, W is bliss when a wedding is involved. How lovely you were/are :) It's delightful to see the styles change as years go by...
Great imagery :)