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Print Length: 172 pages
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Publisher: Anthony Jude Cavo; 1 edition (June 26, 2015)
Publication Date: June 26, 2015
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I have spent this year, and will continue to spend the rest of the year, running from wedding to wedding since this seemed to be the year for the nuptials of the late 20-somethings and early 30-somethings. Now, being a bit of a costuming fiend and having a theatrical bent, my friends subsequently tend to share my love of the dramatic and constantly messaged me over the course of the planning stages of their weddings to ask me about this tradition or that tradition or historical accuracy. Now, while I love costuming and historical traditions, my historical and theatrical inclinations have a more morbid cast than weddings usually imply and so I felt out of my depth. Very much out of my depth. And when I don't know the answers, I like to find them out. So I went on a hunt, lots of unhelpful websites, lots of un-cited or mis-cited resources, and with all that out there, I decided to go the tried-and-true method: books. I went through a few of them, some of them were okay, but then I stumbled upon this one and WHOA. Just whoa. This book is chock full of everything I was looking for. Period clothing? Check. With pictures? Check. Traditions? Check. Superstitions? Check. Little known facts? Check. Things I would never have even thought about in terms of the dress, little details and accessories, flowers and crowns, nylons, bustles, gloves, not only get discussed but described in brilliant detail. I was blown away, which is hard to do to me. This is something akin to a lifetime of research boiled down into something both incredibly useful and fascinating. I decided, rather than answer the questions of my friends, that this book would make the most fantastic bridal shower gift. Sure enough, every time I gave one out, my friends got back to me, just as amazed and impressed with this book as I. It's been an overall crowd-pleaser and I'm not surprised at all. This is an amazing resource.
Traditions that have long been forgotten come alive in the pages of this book. The photos that Anthony was so lucky to find, then be able to create the story behind each of them is a treasure. You will not be disappointed only sad to see that we all have lost the true meaning of being a bride. Thank you....
What a beautiful and unique book ! I loved the correlation between bridal dresses and the political climate that influenced their style. The meaning of flowers selected for bridal bouquets along with the reasons behind wedding traditions was particularly interesting. I wish I had this book when I was planning my wedding.I am going to give a copy to a friend's daughter who just got engaged, a very creative and informative gift for every bride to be.....Patricia A. Kari
This is a very well researched and informative book that includes wonderful antique photographs. I love how he turned what could have been another pedestrian bridal book into something special, by incorporating tradition origins, historical context and social mores of the time. The author's passion for his subject shines through. An excellent gift for any bride to be.
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