Sunday, February 28, 2010

MY HIPPIE WEDDING DRESS

More then a few of you have asked where I got the lovely old lace-covered dress on my mannequin. It was my wedding dress. 1974. True vintage. As you know, I grew up in the juicy turbulent sixties and seventies. I was totally into the 'Flower Power' scene. Peace, love, and anti-establishment. My husband and I wanted a non-traditional, simple wedding. I went to a department store and bought my dress off the rack. It cost less then $100.00. A 'Gunne Sax' dress. (If you are over the age of 50 you might recognize Jessica McClintock's fashion line popular in the early 70's). I made a hood and attached it to the dress, wore sandals on my feet, and carried a bouquet of wild flowers. Tom wore beige slacks and a clotted-cream colored shirt. Our reception was a big picnic in the park. We roasted a pig, and drank champagne. If I had to do it all over again....I'd probably do it much the same way.


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