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Saturday, June 1, 2013

June Brides

Wedding season is here, one time that many modern people are inclined to indulge in a bit of vintage style.  The roots of June weddings go back to Roman times.  Juno was the chief Roman Goddess and the wife of Jupiter and marrying in her month was considered lucky.   The tradition extended well past Roman times into the modern age.  So just by getting married in June your well on your way to a vintagey wedding.

When I was married on June 2, 2001 (I can't believe its been 12 years!) I wanted a 1920s feel to my wedding.   I particularly wanted a 1920s style Juliette cap veil:

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1920s French Bride
In fact the veil was so important to me I was willing to compromise on my dress and bought a very simple second hand one from the thrift shop, if I was getting married today I would likely choose a more period accurate dress.  Never the less my wedding was a lovely affair at the Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga Springs, and of course much more important I have a wonderful loving husband!
The Adelphi hotel in the early part of the 20th century



The Adelphi Hotel Today





You can see that the wedding was so long ago that we don't have any digital images, I think my phone photos of the album give it more of a vintagey look, so that's appropriate I guess. If you are getting married today and have the desire for an old fashioned wedding then you have many more options then I did over ten years ago.  With etsy and ebay vintage and vintage inspired wedding dresses and accessories are easily accessible, and sites like pinterest are filled with vintage wedding ideas.   One very cool resource is this website chic vintage brides which has ideas referencing the 1920s through the 1960s.  Even if you are not getting married or have been married for many years, its a nice time waster.
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6 comments:

  1. How LOVELY! You are one of the most beautiful brides I've ever seen. The 20's cap suits you perfectly, and you wore it to perfection. I always wondered about June weddings. Now I know.

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  2. Beautiful wedding. That means tomorrow is your anniversary. Happy Anniversary! Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  3. Stunning and what a brilliant choice. Just charming. Have a serene Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. Oooh, what a strikingly gorgeous 1920s inspired bride you were. I'm especially smitten with your bridal cap and veil. Gorgeous!

    Happiest anniversary wishes to you and your sweetheart!
    ♥ Jessica

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  5. Found it! Love it! You look beautiful!

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