Friday, January 8, 2016

A Unique Wedding Dress

It's been awhile since I've posted anything wedding related, but a story about an unusual wedding dress caught my eye. The cloth used in the dress dates back to World War II. A B-29 pilot had to bail out and used his parachute as a pillow and blanket, waiting for rescue. He kept the parachute, and when he married, his fiancee used the material from the parachute to make her wedding dress (later their daughter and also their son's bride wore the dress).


Image from The Smithsonian




8 comments:

  1. Simply beautiful (and a great story too).

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    1. Elaine, I think the story was what drew me to it. I love the fact that the dress was passed along to the next generation, too.

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  2. I have actually heard of this. The silk from the parachute would have been wonderful. I understand also that since material was in such short supply it filled a need.

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    1. Mary, I hadn't even thought about the fact that material would have been hard to come by. Good point.

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  3. Elaine and Mary, good to see you here! I know that my posts are a lot more scarce these days, but I always look forward to visiting with you here.

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  4. Ditto. I don't always comment (but it's because I have nothing to say - which my husband would find difficult to believe, LOL), but I DO look forward to visiting with you both here too.
    Happy New Year!

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    1. Happy New Year to you, too! (I hope it's warmer where you are than it is here. Winter has finally arrived).

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  5. I love this story. It's so romantic and the dress is stunning.

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