Friday, March 20, 2009

Vintage Photo Friday—The Juliet Cap

The year was 1971, and my mother was 19 years old. She was getting married to my dad, 27, whom she had been dating for about 6 months or so. When I was little, this just seemed normal. But then I got to be 19, and I realized that this seemed a bit crazy. I didn't know what I wanted to major in, much less who I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.

While my mom's dress is not exactly my style, I do love its simplicity. No over-the-top beading or pouffy lace. Just a simple empire waist dress, with a high neck and delicate lace daisies. This was the era of Taming of the Shrew, Camelot, Romeo & Juliet, and Anne of the Thousand Days, don't forget. My mom's veil is attached to a beaded Juliet cap, and falls to her feet.

More of Vintage Photo Friday at Paper Dolls for Boys.


Ellen Bloom said...

Yeah, that's me on the right in the peach dress (LOL). I must have owned at least 6 or 7 bridesmaid dresses from this era! The hats are priceless.

Your Mom is certainly a beautiful bride!!!! I also had that Juliet Cap and Veil at my 1974 wedding!

I suppose, to you, these photos look vintage. To me, they look so current! I'll have to post a vintage photo of my 1974 wedding next week!

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness, your mom and sister look so much alike! Especially in this picture, I can totally see Jen. Almost to the point that I'd believe it was her photoshopped in, wow!

woolanthropy said...

Your mom is beautiful. I love the peach dresses and I am a sucker for a bouquet of daisies.