jeudi 14 février 2013

Valentine's Day

So it's Valentine's Day, 14th February, a festival of romantic love, celebrated all over the world. A day named after St Valentine, the saint of love.

It is an opportunity for many people to display their love for their spouse, or partner.
Also a perfect date to ask your loved one to marry you, or a memorable date on which to even get married! Simply French Weddings love organising such romantic events

Some romantic quotes for today: 

"Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love" ~Albert Einstein

"You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip" ~Jonathan Carroll

dimanche 13 janvier 2013

Happy New Year


Happy new year to everyone

from all of us at Simply french weddings

Looking at what to wear this year we thought we would look back at wedding dresses from 1913 and see how our wedding dresses have been inspired!
This cream wool cashmere and silk and gold brocade dress with an over bodice of machine made lace, is beautiful. It's theatrical, artistic style was inspired by the French designer Paul Poiret .
The bride would have worn a large black velvet picture hat with wide brim and ostrich feather trim.

This particular dress, was worn by Anne Stringer Dawson when she married artist 
James Ardent Grant on 31st December 1913.

Another elegant 1913 silk wedding dress

This wonderful, ivory silk wedding dress from the Titanic era, was known as a 'hobble skirt' dress ('hobble' was the term given to skirts or dresses whose bottom hem was so narrow that the only way a woman could walk in the dress would be short mincing steps- she was in effect 'hobbled')