A Look Back at a Wedding Dress Made for a Princess (literally)

by Azure

Let's take a little time travel trip back to 1981, a great year for big, over-the-top weddings. The biggest of course being Luke and Laura on General Hospital and in real life, Prince Charles and Diana. If you’re going to be in Philadelphia between now and the end of the year, you can actually go see the wedding dress of the 1980s. Diana: A Celebration, a touring exhibit, will be at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia through the end of the year. If Diana’s was...

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How to Plan a Wedding, an Historical Perspective

by Azure

Happy Monday! I went to my public library’s book sale this weekend and among other things, I picked up this book, first written in 1939 and updated in 1958 (you can actually get your own used copy on Amazon). As you can see, the illustrations are fabulous! In some places the book feels surprisingly modern. For example, there are pages and pages of instructions on how to word invitations in the case of various kinds of situations, including divorce and remarriage. In other places,...

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White House Weddings

by Azure

Looking for a little historical inspiration for your wedding? Celebrate President’s Day by taking a virtual tour through the Smithsonian’s collection of White House Wedding memorabilia. (http://americanhistory.si.edu/presidency/3a4.html). When you’re done fantasizing about a Rose Garden reception, check out the pages on the First Ladies. Everyone knows our newest First Lady is a fashion icon, and hundreds of brides have looked to Jackie O for inspiration but what about their...

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