On Saturday, June 23, we were fortunate enough to be guests at the wedding of our good friends Jesse and Emily.
|The happy couple, Emily and Jesse|
Don't they look like the perfect cake toppers?
You probably already know Emily as she and her love letter to old Hollywood, The Silver Screen Affair, have been mentioned numerous times in the annals of wacky tacky. If you're a lover of classic films and Hollywood glamour, then be sure to check out her blog. Although, it may be kind of quiet around there for a couple of weeks as they are enjoying a tropical honeymoon.
|Emily looked picture perfect in a vintage, 50's,|
lace wedding gown and handmade veil.
I love this photo of her, pre-nuptials.
The ceremony was held at a beautiful, historic Catholic church and the reception was in The Queen's Salon on the Queen Mary, a stunning steamliner and one of the premier examples of well-preserved Art Deco in Southern California.
|Dappled in the light of the afternoon sun, St. John's|
was a beautiful setting for a wedding ceremony.
|The getaway car complete with tin cans and "Just Married" banner!|
|The Queen's Salon aboard the Queen Mary - pretty majestic if you ask me.|
You can just barely make out Holly, of The Temperamental Broad, on the right.
I should have been taking a lot more pictures, but I was too busy making a fool
of myself on the dance floor.
Why do I always have to sit at the kids' table?
Mary, Amber, Paul, Jordan, Memo, Ben, and Nicole
I didn't really want to do a feature exclusively on the wedding itself because Emily is a pretty private person and their wedding wasn't so much wacky tacky as it was traditional, elegant, and gracious. For the record, I like both but I have a hard time behaving like a grown up at either! So, here are a few snaps of our hijinks aboard the R.M.S. Queen Mary featuring the suit that I made Mary for the occasion.
I really have no idea where the inspiration came from on this one except that I love this kooky color combination and sometimes I like to try and challenge myself a little - two days, three pieces, and a marginal skill set (I have never sewn a proper collar of any kind before).
|Apparently I have developed such a reputation for turning |
placemats into hats, that everyone immediately assumed
that was the case for this verdant topper. This was actually a
vintage hat that I got from a friend a few years ago.
|Mr. Tiny & Mary gettin' groovy.|
Once I start, I just can't stop.
(photo by Amber U.)
I am the worst kind of shopper. I have a very specific idea of what I am looking for before I go out shopping and expect whatever it is to be in the store, happily waiting for me to buy it, at a discounted price. Needless to say, I spend a lot of time disappointed. Imagine my surprise when my first attempt to find a chartreuse-y colored fabric, with enough weight to be suitable for a suit and enough drape to make it feminine, was peeking out of a row of totally dissimilar fabric just waiting for me. It was the right color, the right price, and there was just enough left on the bolt for my project!!! That NEVER happens.
|The green gloves were bought on a road trip to|
Hearst Castle and the red baubles were on loan
from a friend. Here's Mary wishing that she
didn't have to give them back.
|There's room for a dumbbell joke in there somewhere.|
|I have to stick with the dumbbell jokes; after seeing some|
of the pictures of Mary (including this one with the bride),
she has already been referred to as the Jolly Green Giant!
The free bonus of the evening came when were about to leave the party and ran into a group of friends who just happened to be touring the ship that night. We ended up joining their tour and I'm almost positive from the looks we were receiving, that guests of the hotel were starting to believe that the Queen Mary was indeed haunted!
Congratulations Emily and Jesse! It was a particularly beautiful wedding and we really appreciate you allowing us to participate in your special day. We don't even have to wish it for you, we already know that you'll live happily ever after!