Saturday, December 19, 2009


Below is a picture of my grandma and grandpa at their wedding in 1957. Isn't my grandma's dress lovely? (This is the same grandma that I talked about in this post.)

I am not sure whether we have this dress anywhere, but I would love to make one like it for my wedding, if the Lord ever brings such an event about in my life. ;-) I just adore the styles from that decade!! :-D


Marianne Dashwood said...

You and the 50s. :P ;)

Sarah Jane said...

Oh how beautiful!! I love how feminine and lovely the styles were from this time. My grandma was also married in the 50's and I LOVE her wedding gown from then. . .so plain in style yet made up beautifully in a good fit and scrumptious fabrics.

What is funny is that I came across a dress almost exactly like how your Grandma's looks at a thrift shop a few years ago. Except the one I found was full length. It had a plain white satin underdress with the lace bodice and skirt overlay...soooo pretty! I wanted to save it for my own wedding (at the time I didn't even have a young man in my life) but sadly I cut it up to alter it to use as a Civil War ballgown, and at the ball I wore it to someone stepped on the old lace and tore a dreadful rent in the skirt. :(

Elinor Dashwood said...

Sarah Jane,
That is so neat that you found a dress almost just like my grandma's! (It was terrible reading about how the skirt was torn. :-( ) I think I am going to keep my eye out for a pattern similar to it... :-) :-) :-)

Bethany A. said...

That dress is gorgeous, I love the 50s style!:)

Mama said...


I believe one of your aunts may have the dress.... S.A.S. would have it. At least I think.... You could write and ask either the oldest or the next to the oldest.

Elinor Dashwood said...

Oh! oh Mama!!!!! Are you serious??? I definitely shall have to drop my dear aunt a note... :-D :-D :-D

Teddy said...

Well Elinor, I LOVE it! Do tell if "S.A.S" has it!!!!

Anonymous said...

And yes, this is your dear Auntie - I do believe that I have Grandma's wedding dress in her Hope Chest. When your Uncle and I put away all the Christmas decorations, I will go look. If not, it is still probably at Grandpa's, and I will then ask him.
Love your Aunt Kitten

Elinor Dashwood said...

Hey Aunt Kitten!! I was so excited to get your comment! :-D Can't wait to hear if you can find the dress. It is so beautiful! :-D
Hope you and Uncle Everett are doing well! :-)
Love, your niece,

Rebekah said...

That is beautiful!! I love the 50's!! We have my great-grandmother's dress from the late 30's - it's so neat! But way to small for me to wear!! We do have several of her 50's outfits though and I fit in most of them!!

Have you ever seen the old 50's TV series "I Love Lucy"? It's kind of nutty but the dresses - oh the dresses!! Their sooo beautiful!! :D

To the KING be all the glory!


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