Thursday, August 6, 2015

What's Penny Wearing? #121 What I Wore 38 Years Ago Today

On this date in 1977, a very dear old friend of mine got married.
I was honored to be one of her bridesmaids, and I came across the dress I wore at her wedding in my cedar chest recently:
A floaty, flowery dress in a lightweight fabric.
You know, I had pretty much forgotten what it even looked like, and I think it's very pretty.
Oh, how I wish I had - or, at least even recalled - which pattern these dresses were made from.
 I'd surely have loved to have been able to include a picture of it in this post.
 I pulled it out of my cedar chest and pressed it, put it on Penny, and it looks every bit as good as it did on that special day.
Another full-length view:
 Nice and light, perfect for a hot summer day in the California foothills, all those years ago.
And on the very same date seventeen years later?
Twenty-one years ago today?
Well that was the day I got married.
In the photo below, you can see what I was wearing on our wedding  day:
A very old-fashioned outfit - all in white cotton, which included an antique petticoat as my skirt  - was the only thing that would do for me!
I wanted my shoes to fit right in as well, so they also needed to be white.  Little satin rosebuds and white satin laces to wrap around my ankle were added.
 The pink roses were to match my bouquet.
Here is a picture of my bouquet (sorry for the poor quality, it's a close-up photo of a photo),
 but I think you can at least how pretty it was:

We did everything as inexpensively as possible, because we wanted to have extra money to use on our honeymoon at Walt Disney World instead.
Other than my attire, the only things I really cared about were a nice bouquet and a scrumptious and beautiful cake!
And we DID freeze the top layer and eat it on our first anniversary and it was just as good a year later, I'm very happy to say.


Tina Dawn said...

I love your bridesmaid dress, and I loved your wedding dress! What a lovely post, and Happy Anniversary! I can't believe it's been 21 years. Really, I can't believe it! It was a lovely little wedding. Love T

lorlore said...

Yes, Happy Anniversary!!!It was a lovely wedding, indeed!!!

Diane said...

Happy anniversary! Time flies, doesn't it?