Yes, the first time I got married, I wore a white dress with a mid length veil.
I also wore a blue garter which I think many brides wear.
The second time I bought a really nice outfit that was not white -it was by my favourite designer -Sally Browne and was a fabulous dress -the second time we got married at our home which we had built together...
Didnt help me much though as that did not last either!!
I designed my own dress as I did not want any lace at all! It was a fabulous off the shoulder puffed sleeves,cream silk over coral pink lining so when the sun hit it ,it looked like a stunning shell!!! I wore a circlet of roses and tiny orchids in my hair which matched the flowers in my bouquet. I wore pearls with a blue sapphire clasp.And to top it off I did have a real sixpence in my shoe!!
Thank hyou for your kind comment.I must say it truly IS a gorgeous dress,and I have kept it all these years with the circlet I wore in my hair!!! Despite the marriage lasting only 11 years,I have no regrets at all,as I have the very best son any mother could ask for! Without my marriage I would not have him!
Wow!! I am really humbled by all of your comments!! Thank you so much!
If I can find a picture I will,I think they may all be with my son who lives in Melbourne while I am in Nth Qld. I just have none of them around the house any more for the world to see.It was another lifetime for me back then. But I would not change it at all,as plenty of good certainly came from it....
It was actually pretty much like a typical wedding dress, only pale blue. It had a corset lacing up the back, itty bitty clear swarovski crystals on the front and a hoop skirt. I carried the lace horseshoes my Mum had kept from her wedding and wore her earrings, which was pretty special. :) My mother in law made the bouquet.
Blue was the traditional colour for wedding dresses in the 1800s I think. I just chose it because it was my favourite colour and I'm not much of one for traditions for their own sake. The wedding shop where I bought my dress also made red and black wedding gowns. I think some of my older rellies would have had a fit if I'd chosen one of those!
Yes I did have a white wedding, with a proper veil, and I had something blue.
My dress was Chantilly Lace, and was something out of this world.Rather big, so I had the short veil, so the lace was not covered in any way.
I remember feeling so special that day.
The pic is the very lace I had.
Wedding Dress was off white Thai Silk. Took some of the material to Hong Kong, as was going there anyway, & had shoes & handbag made to match dress.
Yes, did all the 'traditional' things, including a penny in one of my shoes. It was annoying!
Yes I did - my wedding dress was made by a friend who was a Court dressmaker and she did a fabuous job with the gown. Very 60s style - straight silk shift, a cropped to the bust lace top with long sleeves and straight train attached over the dress. It was gorgeous. She told me my measurements at that time were perfect 34"x22"x34" - never managed to attain those again! My hair was up in ringlets with a circular headpiece with short veil attached. My something blue was a sapphire ring my mother gave me.
I wore a white wedding dress. Off the shoulder in lace. Satin skirt with a lace overlay and a hoop skirt. My husbands aunt made it and the bridesmaids dresses. She did a great job. I have kept it and maybe my daughter will wear it. I had a pale blue garter and my grandmothers pearls.