Welcome sweet summer and beautiful blissful June! More weddings take place in June than any other month of the year. Just in the United States alone over 2 million couples are wed annually. I recently read over $72 billion is spent every year on U.S. weddings. Truth is, to me all weddings are magical and another confession, I cry at every single one I attend. John and I celebrate our anniversary in December, I wore Winter White in a month that less than 8% of couples exchange their nuptials in.
Phillipa Lepley is one of London's leading coulture bridal designers. Her Baby Olivia Hanbury Pearl dress simply put, took my breath away when I first saw a photograph of it. The Baby Olivia Hanbury Pearl dress has 80,000 2mm seed pearls hand sewn on. Exquisite in it's intended delicate feminine design. An elegant gown any future Bride can find inspiration from as she daydreams of a fairytale wedding, planning their special day.
I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance,
a church filled with family and friends.
I asked him what kind of wedding he wished for,
he said one that would make me his wife.
~ Author Unknown ~
This photograph helped inspire my classical beautiful Pearl in my poem Connor and Pearl. I wrote it through the young Groom's voice, in the moments right before exchanging their vows. I hope you enjoy it. There is a tenderness, along with precious emotions expressed on a Grooms face. It imprints in your memory watching as he first sees his Bride on their wedding day. This heart warming reaction is the core essence of my poem.
I will return back in two weeks as I invite you back to our Row-home for a lighthearted visit. I want to personally thank all of you endearing Earth Angels that have either emailed or left a comment of comfort for me during my expressed grief and cyber tribute of my Dad. Your words were heartfelt and I sincerely appreciate all your kind words. Some sent cards with beautiful sentiments and below my poem Connor and Pearl is a photograph of a painting entitled "Grey Calm Sea". It is a gift that was enclosed with one of Kerrie Sanderson's water colored notecards "Broken Shell" along with her touching poetic words of comfort. Kerrie is a friend from Sea Cottage blog and her store Sea Washed. The canvas "Grey Calm Sea" Kerrie painted as a gift to me on the night my Dad passed. The Dove mini canvas is also a painting Kerrie did, slowly I have been purchasing mini canvas paintings of her beautiful art, her talent resonates emotional beauty in my heart as I grow my collection.
Connor and Pearl
At the top of the stairs everyone's eyes are focused on my lovely Pearl.
Pearl smiles at me and suddenly I'm dizzy and my head is all a swirl.
With each step down, swoosh, swoosh, swoosh is the sound of her Taffeta gown.
Her long golden hair is simply upswept and adorned with a princess tiara crown.
Her soft pink lips whisper to me "I love you", oh what a beautiful sight.
Swoosh, swoosh, swoosh down the stairs she floats in sun's bright light.
For many years I've dreamt of this very moment on my wedding day.
A promise for life, when we exchange our vows of I do, we will gleefully say.
Every single detail was anxiously planned by us for nearly a year,
honestly I thought today I'd find myself crippled by groom's fear.
To magically fall in love with a classic beauty and amazingly make her my bride,
leaves me standing here wiping tears as I am completely overwhelmed with pride.
Paintings and note card by Kerrie Sanderson of Sea Washed
Photo's Pinterest, last photo taken by me - Vera