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Mood Board #116: Blush and Cinder
By Lauren Kathryn on May 12, 2013 at 11:17 am in Vintage and Classic
In honor of Mother’s Day, today’s board is dedicated to my dear mom, Dee. She’s one of those unfairly lucky women who’s agelessly beautiful; always impeccably put together, come hell or high water; and effortlessly graceful and gracious. I can recognize her by the distinctive click of her heels alone.
She was a January bride, and she got married during a record blizzard at a little Ohioan church. Sewn over a one-year period by my grandmother, her long-sleeved gown was made from upholstery fabric purchased at a local discount store, and it looked a bit like the one that’s pictured on the cover of the winter 1955 issue of Brides, although I’m sure she’d like me to note that she was married several decades after that. If I’d been around then to pick a palette for her, this is the one I would have chosen: a soft, romantic combination of blush shades and nuanced grays. She would have carried a bouquet of pussy willow (a nod to her love of willows), anemones, ranunculi, sweetpeas, Majolika spray roses, and a bit of gypsophillia.
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Brides magazine cover > Brides / Flowers > Saipua / Earrings > Rachel Leigh Jewelry / Bird > Photo by Luke Stephenson via Once Wed / Doily tidbit plate > BHLDN / Invitation > Martha Stewart Weddings / Cocktails > Photo by White Loft Studio via Style Me Pretty
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