Tuesday, November 14, 2017

1940s Fashions Worn by "Camay" Brides...

A simple, short strand of white pearls (faux or real) added a finishing touch to many wedding gowns in the 1940s.
In the 1940s floral attachments to bridal veils were also popular.

Camay Bride of 1950s

Brides of the 1940s preferred to wear their hair down, loose about the shoulders and curly.

Monday, November 13, 2017

For The Easter Bride, 1911


       The bridal costume is always one of deepest interest. Here is a model that is charming in the extreme. In the illustration satin is combined with lace and with chemisette of chiffon, and there is a bunch of orange blossoms arranged at the left of the corsage. The arrangement of the veil is distinctive and new.
       The blouse is one of  the very new ones, giving the surplice effect, and with a postillion back. It includes double sleeves as well as the fichu is made of lace flouncing. The skirt is simple chiffon for the chemisette and puffed under sleeves.
       There are many brides-to-be who would delight in embroidering their own wedding veils, and the work will be found both easy and effective. To make a good-sized square veil, four yards of Brussels net are required. (newspaper, 1911)

Rogers Bros. 1912 Electro-Silver Plating

"In 1847 electro-silver plating was perfected by Rogers Bros. and for over sixty years the
 original brand has been recognized as the highest quality. It is the heaviest triple plate made.
 This fact together with the beauty of its designs and the prestige of the name, makes it Most
 Popular for Gifts.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Popular Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dance Tunes

       A father-daughter dance or a mother-son dance is a dance between a daughter or son and their parent. These dances are common at Western wedding receptions, although not all weddings have a parent-child dance. In situations where a child's parent is not available, he or she may be substituted with a person of an older generation, such as an uncle, aunt or the father/mother of a close friend.
       For many Americans who choose to have a small wedding, family members are most usually more present than not. In cases such as these, playlists like the one included below, are more "family friendly" for dance included at their wedding receptions. If you have both family and close friends you could choose to change the playlist over to more romantic music for singles and married couples as the dance continues later into the night.
  1. Heart of Gold sung by Johnny Cash
  2. I Hope You Dance sung by Lee Ann Womack
  3. I'll Always Be Your Mom sung by Aimee Zimmermann
  4. I Do It For You sung by Bryan Adams
  5. The Way You Look Tonight sung by Tony Bennett
  6. I Turn to You sung by Selah
  7. Slow Down sung by Nichole Nordeman
  8. Daddy Dance With Me sung by Krystal Keith
  9. Wildflowers sung by Tom Petty
  10. A Mother's Prayer sung by Celine Dion
  11. Because You Loved Me sung by Carrie Underwood
  12. The Best Is Yet To Come sung by Donald Lawrence
  13. Ballerina Girl sung by Lionel Richie
  14. Sweet Pea performed by Amos Lee & The Quebe Sisters
  15. Blessings sung by Laura
  16. Wonderful Tonight sung by Eric Clapton
  17. Have I Told You Lately sung by Olivia Ong
  18. "Through The Eyes of My Father" sung by Brianna Haynes
  19. Wild World sung by Cat Stevens
  20. Time in A Bottle sung by Jim Croce
  21. Photographs and Memories sung by Jim Croce
  22. Butterfly Kisses sung by Bob Carlisle
  23. Mama's Song sung by Carrie Underwood
  24. Dancing Queen sung by Abba
  25. Brown Eyed Girl sung by Van Morrison
  26. Lean on Me sung by Bill Withers
  27. Like My Mother Does sung by Lauren Alaina
  28. My Girl sung by The Temptations
  29. Here Come The Sun performed by Gabriella Quenvedo
  30. Lullabye - Goodnight, My Angel sung by The King's Singers
  31. All My Lovin' sung by Donna Loren
  32. Can't Take That Away From Me sung by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
  33. We've Only Just Begun sung by The Carpenters
  34. That's How Strong My Love Is sung by Otis Redding
  35. Tiny Dancer sung by TimMcGraw
  36. Songbird sung by Eva Cassidy
  37. In My Life sung by Judy Collins
  38. Just What I Needed sung by Sara Niemietz
  39. My Wish For You sung by Rascal Flatts
  40. My Love Is Warmer Than the Sunshine sung by Petula Clark
  41. Just The Way You Are sung by Bruno Mars
  42. I Will Carry You sung by Selah
  43. It Won't Be Like This For Long sung by Darius Rucker
  44. I Believe In You sung by Don Williams
  45. Find Your Wings sung by Mark Harris
  46. How You've Grown sung by Frances England
  47. Let Them Be Little sung by Lonestar
  48. Oh How The Years Go By sung by Amy Grant
  49. Memories sung by Shawn Mendes
  50. Feels Like Home sung by Chantal Kreviazuk
  51. My Funny Valentine sung by Ella Fitzgerald
  52. My Wish sung by Alyssa Falcone
  53. The Most Beautiful Girl sung by Charlie Rich
  54. Constellations sung by Jack Johnson, Eddie Vedder, Kawika Kahiapo
  55. Always Be Your Baby sung by Natalie Grant
  56. Joy sung by VaShawn Mitchell
  57. Dance With My Father sung by Celine Dion
  58. Blessed sung by Martina McBride
  59. You're My Best Friend sung by Queen
  60. Three Little Birds sung by Bob Marley
  61. I Loved Her First sung by Heartland
  62. Love Me Tender sung by Norah Jones
  63. When You Wish Upon a Star sung by Lexi Walker
  64. Isn't She Lovely sung by Anthem Lights
  65. You'll Be In My Heart sung by Phil Collins
  66. Can You Feel The Love Tonight sung by Passenger
  67. Cinderella sung by Steven Curtis Chapman
  68. God Only Knows sung by Kenyon College Kokosingers
  69. Father's Love sung by Gary Valenciano
  70. You Raise Me Up sung by Westlife
  71. You Are So Beautiful sung by Al Green
  72. Daddy sung by Beyonce'
  73. Daddy's Little Girl sung by The Shires
  74. Child of Mine sung by Carole King
  75. You've Got a Friend sung by James Taylor
  76. Only You sung by The Platters
  77. Over The Rainbow sung by Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole
  78. A Mother's Song by Cater
  79. I Wish You Love sung by Rachael Yamagata
  80. Sweet Child O'Mine sung by Sheryl Crow
  81. You'll Always Be My Baby sung by Sara Evans
  82. Ready, Set, Don't Go sung by Billy Ray Cyrus
  83. Count On Me sung by Russell Joe
  84. Seems Like Yesterday sung by Melissa Smith
  85. I'll Be There sung by Tiffany Evans
  86. My Little Girl sung by Tim McGraw
  87. You're The Inspiration sung by Chicago
  88. Make You Feel My Love sung by Adele
  89. Forever Young sung by Rod Stewart
  90. Daughters sung by John Mayer
  91. Through The Years sung by Charice
  92. The Keeper of The Stars sung by Tracy Byrd
  93. Wind Beneath My Wings sung by Idina Menzel
  94. You Are My Sunshine sung by Johnny Cash
  95. To Sir With Love sung by Lulu
  96. The Wonder of You sung by Ray Peterson
  97. You Look So Good in Love sung by Jamie Foxx
  98. We're All in The Dance sung by Feist Listen
  99. You Send Me sung by Sam Cooke
  100. Little Miss Magic sung by Jimmy Buffett
  101. She's Leaving Home/Strawberry Fields Forever sung by Amber Holcomb
  102. Stand by You sung by Rachel Platten
  103. Stealing Cinderella sung by Chuck Wicks
  104. Lost Stars sung by Adam Levine
"Daddy's Angel" song by

Fashionable Waistcoats and Tuxedos From The 1920s

Waistcoats from 1920.

Men's fashions from 1927.
Left, full dress. Back Left, clerical. Center, Tuxedo. Right with peek lapels., Tuxedo with shawl collar.