Even though the sun is shining (which I’m thankful for!), it’s a brisk, cold, 7 degrees on this Saturday morning today! Brr… The holidays’ are over, but yet I can’t seem to get the song, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” out of my head. Probably, because it is COLD outside. Here in Mifflinburg, the high for today is 15; while in Anchorage, Alaska it’s currently 30 degrees! I think I’m moving.
With the thoughts of cold weather lingering for another 69 days (official start of Spring!) it’s got me thinking about our winter weddings & brides. How are you staying warm?!?!
I’m thankful that for Christmas this year, I received 2 very warm jackets. A lovely grey wool coat from my husband, and a beautiful light pink one from my friend & boss! It just so happens, that she also received this pink coat as a gift for Christmas as well. I think that it’s adorable that we both got the same coat as a gift, while neither of us were expecting to get it! If you see us in public together, and we are both wearing them, you’ll know we’re from Raspberry Creative!
Getting back to the brides and staying warm… while thinking about them, I was doing a little research on winter wedding wear, and I came across some beautiful wraps, coats, muffs, etc… If you are having a winter wedding now, or planning on having one in the future, there are tons of options! Here are some of my favorites.
And then I was visualizing how my parents, grandparents, or other family members might have worn in the winter during there “generation”. Some might have been very nicely tailored, while others might have been free flowing. Maybe that matching the colors exactly, or were the complete opposite. I love to imagine!
I know that when my dad’s mother married my grandfather, that she didn’t get all fancied up. She put on her Sunday best, got married, and started farming the next day. No elaborate ceremony, no expensive reception; just a women, marrying her best friend. But I loved what she wore. Simple, clean, fitted & flattering.
So, that made my mind think about vintage winter wear and what it would have looked like to grow up in that era. The Roaring 20’s were just that…full of life, entertainment, jazz! The 1940’s when Gone with the Wind was the most popular thing! Imagine all of the brides that wanted to be Scarlett O’Hare with her dresses. And the music, it was the beginning of Frank Sinatra’s huge career. And in the 1960’s at the height of his career, Elvis marries Priscella. The BIG hair, the dress, the make-up…
With the ever changing fashion, music, world; it’s great to imagine what is to come!
Grab your jacket, hat, mittens, scarf and bundle up, ’cause…
Baby , It’s Cold Outside!