Waterworks Museum. Even when I lived in Boston, I wasn't aware of the museum, but I wish I had been-- it's gorgeous. Built in the 1880s to keep up with the growing demand for clean water, thanks to Boston's population boom, the Chestnut Hill Reservoir was a working reservoir and pumping station until the 1970s. It was taken offline in the 70s, and finally became a museum in 2009, though it's still ready for use in case of emergency.
Adorable wedding cake. During cocktail hour, drinks came with a straw that either said "I love you," or "I know."
The invitation didn't specify attire, but the wedding website suggested fascinators and leisure suits. And you don't have to tell me twice to wear a headpiece.
I love, love, love this headpiece. It's by Melanie at Nessie Designs, whose work I stumbled across during one of those Etsy marathons I know we've all had. I thought her pieces were so beautiful, but I couldn't summon the courage to wear one, thinking I didn't have much occasion. But when I realized I had full license to wear a fascinator, I immediately (seriously, within ten minutes) messaged Melanie and asked her if she'd be able to replicate a headband I'd loved but had already sold. I told her I'd be wearing a kelly green dress, and planned on doing a 1940s hairstyle, and this is what she came up with--and it's stunning, if I do say so myself.
To top it off, she even made a bobby pin with matching flowers that my girlfriend was able to wear in her jacket lapel!
|My shoes were vintage, and really comfortable. For some reason, every photo we took in sunlight made my legs and feet glow...|
And, because it was a dancing-filled event to which ladies wore heels...
|The Inevitable Shoe Installation. But hey, guess whose comfortable vintage shoes didn't grace the sculpture?|
Headband: Nessie Designs
1960s dress: Thrifted
Purse: The Zone (Baltimore, MD)
I'm still learning to date my garments, so corrections are welcome-- I think the shoes are probably 1980s, maybe 80s Does the 40s.