Sunday, May 04, 2008

Our spring 1920s-themed wedding

As I mentioned in a previous post, the spring wedding season is starting.

My husband and I were married at a 1920s-themed wedding in April 2007. I think spring is a lovely time to get married, for several reasons: Because it's such a pretty season, because it's not too hot, and because it's a symbolic time for a new beginning.

Of course, spring weddings can also be quite a challenge, because it is the beginnign of the rainy season in many places. Luckily, the day Michael and I chose for our wedding was sunny and perfectly clear.

A risk of spring weddings that we did encounter was that sometimes a late frost can kill or retard the new spring growth. Our wedding was in the courtyard at a winery, which is usually draped with grape vines. Unfortunately, a week of hard frost in late March or early April meant that there wasn't much green growth on the vines.

Spring wedding

Of course, there was enough green growth to take this series of pictures, which turned out to be among my favorites of all the pictures of Michael and I together:

April bride and groom

It really was a perfect wedding!



At 1:28 PM, Blogger Lori said...

Oh Katharine, that is a gorgeous photo of the two of you! What a lovely couple!

At 12:49 PM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...

Thanks Lori! I was really thrilled with our photographers. They did such an awesome job!

At 9:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello katharine,
i was very pleased to find your site for it has inspired me to ask the hairdresser (today) to work with my natural waves and copy a 1920s bob.
i have so enjoyed your lovely wedding photos.
in one photo particularly, you look as my grandma did on her wedding day in 1920...very pretty!

i have always been fascinated by the 1920's and 30's; so it was especially enjoyable to see how successfully you were able to re-create that era.

At 6:04 PM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...


Thank you for visiting! I'm glad you found the site helpful. If you visit again, I'd love to see pictures of your bob. Contact me to get my email address and send me a pic.

At 10:03 PM, Anonymous abluebirdbride said...

Hi Katharine! Hope you don't mind but I just linked to your blog on my blog - I just bought a 1920s wedding dress that I'm going to alter. Yours was just gorgeous! Mine's not quite as stunning as yours though :)

At 3:30 PM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...

Blue Bird Bride,

Thanks for your comment! Of course I don't mind the link. :o) Sorry it took me so long to find and approve your comment! I'm supposed to get emails when there's a comment waiting for approval -- I don't know what happened to this one.

I'd love it if you would come back here with a link whenever you have pictures posted on your blog. I can't wait to see your dress!

At 10:57 AM, Blogger Spjut Family said...

my sister is doing a Great Gatsby theme wedding. Your site is fun!! We are still looking for some good (not cheesy) flapper dresses for two little girls and some infant male hats if you know where to find them.

At 12:10 PM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...

Hey there Spjut Family,

I'm glad you enjoyed the site! I don't know offhand of a really good place to buy little girls' flapper dresses or infant boy hats, but do check eBay. You'd be amazed what you can find on there!


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