Wednesday, March 14, 2012

An Example Of A Timeless Wedding...I Think!



Hello there! Thank you for stopping by my Blog today. I'm a big believer that everything in your wedding should be Timeless ~ the photos, wedding gown, decor and so forth.  You should be able to look back 10 years from now and everything still look classic.   When I think of a Timeless wedding, I tend to think of the wedding of Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, 24 and John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 36. Both helped influence and redefine fashion and classic American elegance for decades.

They were married on the morning of September 12, 1953, at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Newport, Rhode Island. The church was decorated with pink gladioli and white chrysanthemums. Jackie walked down the aisle with her stepfather, Hugh D. Auchbishop Richard Cushing of Boston.  With more than eight hundred guests followed by a reception held on a 300 acre oceanfront estate, Hammersmith Farm, attended by more than twelve hundred guests.

Jacqueline wore a gorgeous ivory tissue silk dress, with a portrait neckline, fitted bodice, and a bouffant skirt embellished with bands of more than fifty yards of flounces. Her rose point lace veil, worn first by her grandmother Lee, was draped from a tiara of lace and orange blossoms. Jacqueline wore a choker of pearls and a diamond bracelet that was a gift from the John. Her bouquet was of pink and white spray orchids and gardenias. Timeless! Elegant! Classic!

When you think of a Timless wedding, who's wedding do you think of?
Photo Credits: Toni Frissell &; Lisa Larsen / Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images