Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Beautiful Sixteen Year Old Bride - 1930's Wedding Fashion

Was it ever fashionable to marry at an early age.  This beautiful sixteen year old bride is my grandmother Mary.  This was no shotgun wedding, just look at the detail in her dress, wedding cape, veil and flowers.
My grandfather Charles was 23.  You may wonder if she were pregnant but they did not have their first child for another four years.  Mary outlived Charles by only 11 years due to a heart attack.  The killer was lard.  She used it in everything, and got used to using it during the depression when they handed it out with a packet of yellow food coloring and called it a butter substitute.  She was an angel, never complained, always kind.  I loved my Nana.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Central Florida Destination Wedding

Destination Wedding at Paradise Cove.  The couple traveled all the way from Canada
 in their RV for their wedding and honeymoon. 
The two layered cake was lovely with the fresh yellow roses.
Congratulations to our newlyweds!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Monkey Paw Bouquet

It was a beautiful crisp January day. The sun always seems so
determined on days like this.
Sweet little girl watching and putting it all to memory, the sentimental connection
between childhood and womanhood, a reminder of how magical and brief
innocence and childhood is.
The bride carried bright reds and oranges of roses, freesia and calla lilies.  
The bridesmaids carried whimsical bouquets of protea, calla lilies, roses, 
hypericum and monkey paw.
It was a beautiful ceremony and front row, reserved, lay a rose in loving memory, which made me pause for reflection about beginnings and endings, love, honor and especially how important celebrations are in life.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Hosaflook 2010.