What girl doesn't love a wedding? The Wedding Dress shows on Style, Lifetime and TLC are endlessly entertaining as we all, young and old, dream of beautiful dresses. Today we celebrate the wedding of Catherine Middleton to Prince William and like every other blogger in the universe I must stamp this day in history on my blog.
It was nice to see the return of the sleeve in bridal fashions. In the European churches they dictate that the shoulders must be covered and I must say it is a nice departure form the strapless style that is everywhere these days.
After the wedding I heard the chat on "The View" where the ever obnoxious Joy Behar went on and on about how awful it was that Pippa was in white. Joy clearly does not know her history, as bridesmaids used to all dress in identical clothing to the bride so that the evil spirits would not know who was getting married. Even as late as 19th century England, there was a belief that ill-wishers could administer curses and taint a wedding. In Victorian wedding photographs the bride and groom are frequently dressed in the same fashion as other members of the bridal party. (Wikipedia)
The dress brought back storybook weddings of the past...real and imagined...
Princess Grace in lace.
Hip, Hip Hooray!