Sunday, May 8, 2011
Watercolors and whites
Meredith and Heather Blake contributed these two brilliant artifacts from the Blake matriarchy.
Meredith writes: "First one is of my parents, Joe and Jane, on their wedding day in 1975. It was at the National Cathedral in DC. My dad's pants were way too short. This is actually the best shot. My mom's dress came from Garfinckel's, a now-defunct department store in DC. I love the high neckline and antique lace--despite the years that have passed, the look feels fresh given all the strapless satin numbers so many contemporary brides wear. Though maybe Kate Middleton (and my mom) will change things...
"The second one is my grandmother, Bernie, on her wedding day in 1927. Check out the amazing finger waves! She was anything but a Zelda Fitzgerald type, but I love the flapper look on her. I have a strand of pearls from the necklace she's wearing in the picture."