Monday, September 21, 2009

Call me old fashioned but....

Grace Kelly on her wedding day 1956
Isn't this the most beautiful portrait of a modern bride ?

I've seen some fabulous photographs and paintings of brides and weddings, but this.......this is exquisite. And you know what? The glamorous occasion happened 53 years ago. Yes, indeed. And..... it's still gorgeous to look at!

Some details: 

Her gown was a gift from MGM studios;

It consisted of 25 yards of silk taffeta;
100 yards of silk net, peau de soie; and
125 year old Belgian rose point lace;

It took 36 seamstresses to create Miss Kelly's gown;

She wore a Juliet cap with seed pearls and orange blossoms sewn in.

She carried a small bible with a delicate posy of lily of the valley .


A little sidenote:  I read on Wikipedia that her family provided a dowry of $2,000, 000.00 in order for the marriage to go ahead. Is this really true?


  1. She was sheer perfection. I had never seen these photos before. So glad that you shared them! xo Gigi

  2. Such a wonderful pictures of a wonderful lady!




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