Thursday, August 14, 2008

Theme Thursday - Antique





I am learning so much about photography from Stacy's website. I have always been reluctant to do too much with my photos as far as processing ( I don't even know how to use Photoshop) and I hate to lose what I had originally captured with the camera. But today, with Stacy's "Antique" theme in mind, I took these pictures with the specific intention of processing them and exploring some of my computer's previously untouched features.

This week, my husband and I celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary. In observance of Theme Thursday and our special day, I present to you, my wedding gown. It seems like a lifetime ago that I fit into this dress, purchased at a vintage clothing shop in Boston. I doubt the dress was very old, but it was quite reminiscent of an Edwardian-style tea party dress. And while lace wasn't and isn't really my style, this dress fit me perfectly the first time I ever tried it on - and it was the first one I did try. So, it was meant to be. I loved how the dress fell close to my body and was so easy to wear on a hot, August day. I especially loved the detail of all this embroidery. I saved the dress all these years hoping that someone else will wear it one day - perhaps a niece or daughter-in-law. Stay tuned because no doubt I'll blog that when the day comes.

The macro setting with my finger holding down the flash brings out all it's antique-y glory. I switched the pictures to black and white, leaving one and using the antique setting for the others. I also blurred the edges.

7 comments:

Christina said...

Wow, now that is a gorgeous dress. So elegant. You must have been a stunning bride! Beautiful pictures of the detail.

Megan said...

what lovely memories and beautiful lace.

Jen said...

Happy Anniversary. The dress is beautiful. Wonderful shots.

Stacy said...

What a beautiful dress! I love the lace and how you photographed and processed the pictures. Very nice!

1blueshi1 said...

oooh! Me likey! GORGEOUS!!!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That is some serious craftsmanship. Wow.

canape said...

Happy (late) Anniversary. The dress is beautiful.