Posted on August 28, 2012
Last Chance Bride, my latest e-story available on September 4, 2012 from Forever Yours, is a story of a summer wedding. I think the beautiful cover really evokes the summertime.
But, alas, the summer is drawing to a close. And not every bride is a June bride. Take me, for instance. got married on October 1st in 1977 and here is a photo of a very young me entering my parent’s living room just before the ceremony. (I got married at home, not in a church or meeting place.)
Check out the baby’s breath in my ‘fro — a hair style inspired by the wedding scene in the movie A Star is Born with Barbara Streisand. Pretty 1970s huh?
The dress was home made. Mom and I worked on it together. It was cotton organdy over silk taffeta, and it made a nice swishing sound when I walked. We bought the material from Gimbel’s in New York City, back when Gimbels still existed and department stores still had fabric departments. I think the fabric and all of the silk embroidery thread and fancy ribbons came to about $25.00. I did all the embroidery between the tucks on the big leg-o-mutton sleeves using my grandmother’s golden thimble. All the lace was tatted by my Aunt Aunnie and hand sewn in place. Mom did all the machine sewing and all the fitting, using an old-fashioned dress form with my (tiny back then) measurements. We managed to create a wonderful dress with only a few knock down, drag out fights.
So, were you a June bride? Or maybe a mid-summer bride like Sharon Mckee, the heroine of Last Chance Bride?
Whatever the season, I’d love to see you in your wedding dress or whatever outfit you may have eloped in. Sharon certainly had a very interesting wedding dress. Post one of your wedding photos for a chance to win a $25 Barnes & Noble gift certificate and an autographed set of all four Last Chance novels, including the soon-to-be released Last Chance Christmas.
I’ll announce the winner on September 15, 2012.