What do I think of when I think of June? Brides, of course (because that is what our culture tells us we should think about.) So I decided to do “brides” OUR way. Our bride was in bondage, in the woods, and she got tied up, gagged, caned and then stripped of her beautiful white dress. We did try to stick at least a little bit to the “traditional,” however, (from “Wedding Traditions“):
“Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe” and the four objects that the bride adds to her wedding outfit or carries with her on the big day are good luck charms… Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity, although this remains largely a British custom.
I had never heard of the “sixpence in your shoe” bit, but that is probably because I’m not from the UK. Still, my “wedding” shoes look like they should have a sixpence in them, don’t they?
Actually this day of picture taking generated such a plethora of lovely photographs that I am going to break them up into several posts – sorry, you’re going to have to look at brides several times for the next couple of weeks. If white wedding dresses are a hard limit, click away now! ;-)
Something old, something new…
The dress I got at Goodwill had to be at least 20 years old. LOVE the old-fashioned styling and long, flowing veil.
The shoes are ones I got for our cruise last year and still hadn’t worn, so I think they count as new. They seemed the perfect accompaniment to the dress.
Getting dressed in my wedding finery, in the woods, with no attendants (except the guys) was not an easy task! Thank goodness the temperature was in the low eighties that day.
Ad did assist with my shoes, though.
I felt a little bit like Cinderella. If Cinderella was kinky, and a shoe-slut, and liked ballgags. (What, she’s not?!?)
This was before they decided the bride might need to be gagged…
Something borrowed, something blue…
Look at the beautiful details in this $25 Goodwill dress!
I feel a little guilty using it for bondage, to be honest.
So…heh…being the Guys, they used their favorite method to “shut me up,” when I voiced my…ahem…”guilty” feelings.
You’ll have to come back later to see what happened next to this poor, beleaguered bride!