Bling Blings and a Not-So-White Wedding Dress

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Queen Victoria in her white wedding dress

Today I was out shooting 125 Years of Wedding Fashion at the Lougheed House in Calgary, AB. It reminded me of the time I checked out a similar but largerĀ exhibit in London, UKĀ at the Victoria and Albert MuseumĀ back in 2014.

What a lot of people do not know is that the colour white only became popular when Queen Victoria chose to wear her wedding dressĀ that way onĀ her special day. It became trendy onwards.

My favourite era for wedding dresses? The 1940’s, of course. Since it was World War II, lavish expensive fabric wasĀ scarce and many women opted for shorter styled dresses in different hues ranging from emerald green to red. Interestingly enough, whenĀ Google takes me to 1940’s wedding dresses, they are 1940’s inspired present-day wedding gowns,Ā all white and Hollywoodish; nothing really accurate for the everyday woman back then.

I like different. I like the the idea of mixing it up a little. I find it compelling when the bride and groom put their own spin. Suspenders? A red dress? Short dress? Flats for charity instead of the usual heels? Sign me up!

Other thingsĀ that I like?

These amazing Etsy engagement rings.

They’re not your usual diamond rings! They haveĀ personality!

Disclaimer: I do not have wedding fever. I get inspired by everything, including cute engagement rings and fashion history ;)

Featured Image: Credit – Capucinne

Some of my favourites below:

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Triangle uniqueness , Trillion Diamond Wedding Set – Artemer
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Emerald and Diamond Bridal Set – Artemer
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Tanzanite Ring – Capucinne
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Emerald Engagement Ring – Capucinne

Scent inspo – like poetry

“My perfume is not reasonable. It makes time lie. It does not reflect any particular era but emotions from every era. It does not come from any country because it has travelled through them all. It does not resonate with any one season because it lives in all seasons” – Azzedine Alaia on Alaia Paris Eau de Parfumerie Spray

Sounds like the life I want to live….mysterious and magical like our trip to El Nido in Nelson, BC.