Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Long Goodbye/Moonlight on the Highway

My 5th wedding anniversary is coming up and I can't wait to show & tell you what the mister and I have just booked to mark the momentous occasion next weekend.   The only hints I will give are that it involves a 1930s gown, a castle, big band music.  Now then, speaking of 30s gowns and weddings, I must admit that, while I really think our little wedding was a wonderful event, If I could do a wedding gown "do over," and resize too-small gowns at will, I would have worn this exceptionally amazing 1930s evening or wedding gown + capelet jacket + belt set, which I have been hoarding for a couple of years now. Alas, it just does not fit me, so, after a loooooong time of hoarding, I'm ready to say goodbye to this exquisiteness and let it go into the shop, so it can go to a new loving home, where it can be worn and enjoyed, perhaps by a 30s-loving bride? In case, you think brides only wore white in the 30s, in my next post, I will show otherwise. Oh, I've called this the "Moonlight on the Highway" gown set because I think of Al Bowlly singing that song whenever I look at it....swoooon!

























16 comments:

chelsea said...

Gosh, what a stunning dress. The neckline alone makes me swoon. Can't wait to see the photos of 1930's brides. I always hate when I see a movie that takes place prior to 1840 where the bride wears white, as that wasn't the trend until after Queen Victoria. Even then, it was usually the brides best dress, rather than a brand new white gown.

thatdamngreendress said...

um...just wow! What a special drape, and neckline, and back detail... The print is perfectly soft and muted too!

Miss Rayne said...

Stunning dress

Tickety Boo Tupney - A Dash OF Worcester Sauce. said...

That would make a really special wedding dress- just need to find someone to marry….. Tx

Elisabeth said...

Wowzers, I can see why you held onto it! I would have too! And if it could fit I'd snatch it up! Thanks for sharing it, I have yet another wonderful dress to dream about.

Carys said...

That dress is beautiful, I am terrible at giving up clothes too. Congratulations on your anniversary, hope you have an amazing time!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

PrettyDamnCute said...

That back...oh my vintage dreams! That back is amamzing. Happy 5th anniversary!

iLiveinmyLab said...

That is one of the most beautiful gowns that I have EVER seen. Stunning!

Kate said...

Oh my goodness, that dress in completely stunning!

Lady Cherry said...

I adore this dress, and I curse my frame.

Porcelina said...

That's the kind of dress I'd have ribs removed to be able to fit into.

LOVE IT!!

And congrats on the anniversary, I hope it's full of romance and moonlight!

Miss P xx

BaronessVonVintage said...

Porcelina, I seriously considered that route for a moment. SIGHS. Well, this beauty just went on layaway...so much for the LONG goodbye ;(

BaronessVonVintage said...

thatdamngreendress: I am soooo in love with this fabric, too. Why can't we find something like this at the fabric store nowadays? Hmm, Spoonflower???

Diva said...

Your dresses are always so "swoon worthy" ! :)

SoapyMermaid said...

sublime..

The Dreamstress said...

WOW what a dress! Lucky girl who gets it!

@ Chelsea, while white wedding dresses weren't expected before Victoria's wedding, they certainly weren't unusual, and there are many, many extent examples of white wedding dresses from 1840 and earlier in museum collections. In addition, if a bride was wealthy enough to have a new dress made up for her wedding, she often had it made in a very pale shade, such as white, and then re-dyed it later to give it a new look.

So while pre 1840s wedding dresses weren't necessarily white, it wasn't unknown, and it isn't completely inaccurate for movies to show them as such.