Wednesday, September 08, 2010

ALPHABE-THURSDAY...This post is short and sweet!

It's time again for Alphabe-Thursday Rainbow Summer School sponsored by Ms. Jenny Matlock over at Jenny Matlock..."off on my tangent."  This week we are studying the color violet and I'll try and keep this post short and sweet.

I'm kinda cheating and stealing Ms. Matlock's idea by posting a couple of our wedding pictures.  What do you think?  Are the bridesmaids and maid of honor wearing violet?  Actually, the maid of honor is my sister and she's to my left.  Her dress was actually a couple of shades lighter than the bridesmaids, but you'd never know it from this picture.  The bridesmaids all wore the same shade of violet, but the bridesmaid next to my sister looks like she's wearing a darker shade.  It's just the lighting and the toll 40+ years have taken on the picture.
Perhaps outdoor lighting will be more realistic?
I tried touching these pictures up, but I have no idea what all the different things in the photo software program do, so I usually just end up darkening them.  I fooled a little with it, but I don't think it made much of a difference.

Actually, when we got married I thought the dresses were lavender, but I was desperate once again and decided to call them violet for today.

When I look at these pictures I realize that we haven't kept in touch with quite a few members of our wedding party.  We've moved around a lot over the years and just lost contact.  Most of them have stayed in the NJ, NY, CT area.

Now head over to Ms. Matlock's blog for real violet pictures!


  1. I loved that last line: head on over for REAL violet. These are perfectly fine. Quite pretty in fact. Great violet post (cuz it made me laugh) no matter what you may think.

  2. I totally forgot that my bride's maids wore violet too. I enjoyed getting to see yours.

  3. I love that you used your wedding pictures! I certainly think they are a lovely light violet color.

  4. What fun pictures! I love the color of the dresses! And those big bows on their heads... well... you just have to know that was the style back then. :-)

  5. What a beautiful bride you are, Betty! I love the color of your bridesmaids dresses. They are wonderful photographs to cherish.

  6. I loved seeing the wedding pictures. Great memories, I'll bet.


  7. Really sweet! I love the big Minnie Mouse bows on top of their heads.

  8. desperate times call for desperate measures...violet they are!

  9. Pretty wedding pictures, Betty!

  10. dittos to what Julie said: The "poofy" veils rock!

  11. Love your photos and the fashion flashback. I was in a wedding and I think that I looked like your bridesmaids with a similar dress and headpiece. Very pretty colors. Always enjoy your blog. Are you going to look for a dollhouse?

  12. Wonderful wedding photos! You were gorgeous! Lavender is a light violet :o) How fun it would be if your wedding party were able to get together again.

    Blessings & Aloha!
    Thank you sooooo much for stopping over at my last post... I hope that I can get my violet one up! Our trip to see our kiddos was wonderful, but it went toooo quickly!'s back to work and havent had time to do any blog stuff til now...

    (Oh, yes, the church drawing was a wedding present :o)

  13. Beautiful wedding photos!
    I think I wore that dress at one of the many weddings I was in - I definitely wore the head dress!!

  14. elegant wedding shots.
    10Q for sharing!

  15. Betty, what a brilliant and lovely post! And this is soooo violet. It is the tender shade of violet right where the petals flare into the deep purple.

    Loved the nostalgic pictures and how lovely and happy everyone was.

    This was a perfect stop on our little journey through Rainbow Summer School!

    Thank you for linking!



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