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Here is the lovely bride in her gown (and high heels). In 1944 it was a rare blessing to be able to find a wedding dress to purchase since wartime rationing and restrictions were so stringent – especially in Britain, where the wedding took place.
Look at that train! In satin (probably rayon), with puffed sleeves (no pads) and points at the wrists (love those!). What a beautiful, figure-hugging fit this fabric provides. I was able to see the original photographs of her in it, with a LONG veil, borrowed from an in-law but no flower bouquet because they couldn’t be bought then. Her attendants carried lilacs from a neighbor’s garden and she carried a prayer book (like Grace Kelly 11 years later). The groom was also extremely handsome in his army uniform.
What a treat! Can’t go into the story of her betrothal and marriage, but it is fascinating and she is writing a memoir. At 94, she enjoys a good party and has worn the dress on occasion, just for fun. May we all be so blessed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY