Final part of the “Southern Wedding” series is up on my other blog:
My sister’s reception was at the “Last Capital of the Confederacy.” The Sutherlin Manson in Danville, Virginia.
Since we weren’t members of the Golf Club and neither my Mother or Sister were members of the Wednesday Club, options were limited. This was kind of a coup…
The Sutherlin Manson was, officially, the Last Capitol of the Confederacy because, after the fall of Richmond and Petersburg, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his cabinet set up temporary residence there, for a few days, before fleeing further South.
We were taught it was a place of honor due to the valiant Confederacy’s last stand. I later learned it was really where the Confederate Government hid out, for a few days, before running somewhere else to avoid being hanged for treason….
More: Chapter 74: Big Fat Southern Weddings: Part 4 | My Southern Gothic Life.
New post up on my other blog, My Southern Gothic Life:
There is no wedding like a home town wedding….
Back in the 1980′s, when most of my friends were trouping down to the altar, we had some moments that both solidified and threatened friendships that had existed for years. Since we had all known each other most of our lives, as opposed for only four years or so with my college friends, we had a tendency to pull fewer punches and react more immediately and honestly to situations. We were, shall we say, earthier in our interactions.
via Chapter 72: Big Fat Southern Weddings: Part 2 | My Southern Gothic Life.
Here is the newsreel coverage of the marriage of Grace Kelly to Prince Ranier….
I can’t help but think Kate Middleton, the new Duchess of Cambridge, drew some inspiration from Grace’s dress and veil…
I just read about this British series and had to look it up on YouTube…
It’s called “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding”….
This just might over shadow the Royal Wedding as Kate won’t be able to top these dresses!
The whole series is on YouTube if you become fascinated….