Having filmed weddings (as a hobby) for about 14 years, I can't ever remember anyone over here having a coloured wedding dress - but how wonderful if they were! White and ivory dresses can be such a nightmare with filming, with sun on them - they create a glare and messes up the white balance... one minute they go in the shade, one minute in the sun! Ttt.. The most popular colour we've found over the past few years is ivory with burgandy accessories, usually about 7 out of 10 brides.
We're doing a wedding on Friday afternoon, don't know as yet the colours. The one we're doing in October, my friends' daughter, will be in ivory with a deep purple sash.
I can't remember I've seen before a coloured wedding dress, even they have enough of them at the shop She had the choice between about a 15 red dresses ! So there must be more brides who choose for it, otherwise they wont have so many of them.
Fashion is mostly ivor or creamy colour dresses.
She was really a special bride my daughter in law Mostly her hair is hanging down, nothing in it. Only for special occasions she has it this way. At the wedding of my eldest son she also had it a bit like last Friday.
Post by Paul Sarnian on Sept 16, 2008 15:12:23 GMT
With regards to the dress colour, I believe that, in the past, brides commonly wore white as a sign of virginity, but of course these ideas change as I am sure there have been many brides in white with a second marriage and unlikely to still be a virgin, so I am sure this was an old idea and no longer true, which gives the modern bride the chance of being more flexible in her choice of colour.
I think Maddie's daughter-in-law's dress looks a beautiful colour and I am sure many pepople were intrigued...
In the past in Belgium, only the rich people( mostly farmers ) could afford a white wedding dress for the bride. My parents ( it just happened they have wedding day at the same day my youngest son married ) weren't that rich, so my mothers outfit was a jacket with skirt, that she could wear also on other occasions.
Post by hisgirltoday on Sept 16, 2008 18:55:42 GMT
Well, my mother-in-law eloped in a suit/skirt in the 50's; my mom's second marriage was at her cabin and she wore a green/teal flowing, filmy short dress; and two high school friends were recently married at city hall in a black and white polka dot flared dress with fitted jacket, and the other (separate occasion) in a pant suit -- I've definitely seen variety.
I was just curious if 'color' might have been a new trend in traditional wedding dresses in Belgium.
She just might be THE trend setter for wedding dresses! ;D
It makes an interesting discussion Sheilagh We filmed a Rock 'n' Roll wedding a few years ago, that was great fun - everyone dressed up in 1950's gear, teddy boys and dolls - certainly different. Then there was one dressed as a fairy - her dress was enormous with lilac little bows on it and decoration!
One day I will put on here a photo of a plant that Jeff rescued from the garden of his place of work, we can't find it any of the books at all, it's a shrub now and has large long purple flowers on it.
Right you are then boglies... here's the 'mystery flower', sorry for the blurred photo only it was taken about 7.30am this morning and the camera and I hadn't woken properly..
Each flower is about 3" in length, purple in colour. There are about 8-10 overlapping petals down one flower, larger at the top - getting smaller towards the bottom. The shrub itself has been in the ground about a year and is approx. 1m high...
I was of the opinion that it could be a kind of fuscia but the leaf is completely different and I can't find it in any gardening books that I have, or on the net. We do have an exotic open garden in a neighbouring town - one day I think we'll take a specimen there for their opinion.
I have no idea Marie. It really looks like a fuchsia to me. I have been to a special garden two weeks ago and they had about 20 different fuchsias there. So maybe this is one too, but with a different leaf?
Thanks everyone for your help. Jeff couldn't let the shrub get bulldozed in his factory yard last year, so after they broke it all down - Jeff salvaged just the root ball (he'd seen the shrub in flower during the summer) brought it home, soaked it well before digging it into the veg patch (that's where the best compost soil is). We were surprised that it actually lived! We transferred it to another area in the Springtime and this summer it's been in full flower - amazing. It has numerous flowers all over it still.
Then you have to google for 'Epimedium' also called Elf-flower.
I had to think at these flowers at once caus we ordered them a while ago out of a catalogue. Very special flowers, they're a bit like orchids when you see them on a picture. I hope to show at the end of next summer selfmade pictures
Thanks she's a sweet girl, only this morning her little ladyship was a bit out of hum. It was crying Marit again as soon she came here. The only thing she wanted was sitting on daddy's lap Maybe a next time we shall get big smiles again