An important date in history! The day my parents were married.
I have been involved with just a few things bridal this past spring...Rutherford House in Edmonton, presented A Vintage Bridal tea on May 23rd.It was a `packed` house with a crowd of mothers, daughters, brides-to-be and a few `closet collectors`. Bridal styles from the 1890s to the 1950s were represented donated by private collectors. A detailed history of bridal wear was given by designer Kelsey McIntyre of Serendipity Designs. Guests sampled decadent cakes from Style Cakes, the Art of Cake and Cakes by Candace and sipped on Rutherford’s teas.
But first ...the preparation....
The before...a very dirty net hoop
The after....using dish soap, I suds the bottom edge and other visible dirty spots, then rinsed until there was no more dirty water running off with a garden hose. The sunshine dried and brighten.
No. 2 son doesn't ask questions, he just helps pack the van!
Silk stockings and 2 crocheted purses with silk lining getting their sudsy soak!
Something borrowed something blue...a garter an blue nylon hankie from 1954
Gorgeous long net veils from before 1940s...they are so hard to date. Setting up an efficient way to steam iron them took some time.
A 1954 layered net dress getting steamed...note the time, we wanted to be there by 4:00pm
Above - a 1913 linen dress reveals her intricacies of construction and quality sewing techniques. It ironed wonderfully, the reason I like to iron...
Off to the show!
The perfect setting...the historic Rutherford House
Five Decades of Bridal Style!
An early teens white cotton 'lawn' dress, long crocheted gloves and silk stockings.
A 1928 beaded and lace silk dress with a silk and lace bed jacket.
Above, a variety of publications and paper products representing different decades.
My favorite cake...I want to order a smaller version for my 30th wedding anniversary!