I DID! Wedding Finery Past
The Affirmations of Past Generations
the plunge’, ‘tying the knot’, ‘jumping the broom’, ‘getting hitched’
all reflect the perilous and optimistic nature of getting married. Even
today, familiar with conscious de-couplings and acrimonious
separations, we are still in awe of the love and hopefulness that draws
two people together. No garments capture our imagination and dreams
like our wedding clothes, the wedding dress being paramount among them.
Packed away in paper, hanging at the backs of closets, old wedding
dresses are a tangible link to the past and to the aspirations,
desires, goals and promises made there. From the proposal, to the
wedding, at the wedding breakfast, and away on the honeymoon, I did!
Wedding Finery Past is a show about affirmations made over 100 years
ago of which only the dress, or the shoes and sometimes the veil are
June 5, 2015 to April 2, 2016