spt 21 Originally uploaded by dressform.
my mother and i on our wedding days.
i have always LOVED the photos of my parents from their traditional japanese wedding. they are so formal - mysterious.... my parents look so young - and so wonderful in the amazing elaborate outfits!
i wasn't sure i was ever going to really get married [i say really because hubby and i have been together for eons.... i knew i would most likely grow old with him, just didn't know if it was ever going to be offical - and this was due to me - NOT him].
i love the contrasts in these two photos. how formal my mom is posed... right in the middle of the mediallion on the rug.... how i am leaning against a 1950's fridge.... this is pre-the ceremony [can you tell by all the tension in my hands!!] how my mom is in color and i'm in b/w. how she looks so serious and i'm cracking a nervous smile....
i love the fact that these types of rituals provide continuance in life.... even though the settings seem like they are on opposite spectrums of the earth i bet similar thoughts fluttered thru our heads.... i bet getting dressed was part of the aniticipation [although mom had more layers and more make up!].... in the end the day is a marker.... pre-marriage / post-marriage. in actuality the differences may be minute or gigantic - but the marker is there nonetheless....
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