17 January 2006

spt 21


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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13 comments:

natalie said...

what a really amazing and touching post...

I love your exploration of contrasts and similarities here, it makes complete sense

thanks so much for sharing this

jenny vorwaller said...

so gorgeous, the both of you!

nichola said...

Like i said on Flickr, Amazing! Beautiful!

ladylinoleum said...

Just lovely, both the images as well as the sentiments.

pat said...

Thank you for sharing such wonderful sentiments and moments from your life. And one can tell that the internal beauty is even greater than the external. Your hubbie and your Dad are most fortunate people!!

wendy said...

Those are beautiful photos!!
l o v e
the contrast and the 'marker' of the day.

Abigail said...

Wow...you both look beautiful! I love japanese and 50's textiles and styles so much, it is lovely to see them both here together. :)x

Karen said...

Wow! That's really awesome. Great post.

andrea said...

love the juxtaposition of these two photos...! love both the contrasts and similarities. this is beautiful, lisa. one of the best personal history SPTs of the month, I think.

maditi said...

found you too :)
the lovely girl with the lovely comments!!!
I´ve been to your webpage before, but did not find your blog...
wish I´ve found it way earlier :)
love it!!

poppy said...

i love this post lisa! how you compare the similarities and contrasts, even down to both your mothers and your thoughts on your wedding days. very sweet!

anke said...

As I said on flickr these pictures have completely blown me away! Thank you so much for mailing me bigger versions. And I broswed the other wedding pictures - wonderful! I love the photographers style so much.Simply stunning! You look very very Audrey Hepburn. :)

natasha said...

so gorgeous! and as everyone else said, the sentiment is wonderful. i never thought i would get married. i was always baffled by girls that "dreamed" of "their" day all their lives. it always seemed so strange to me, that you are giving yourself away. and then, when i started dating my now husband, i wanted to be his family, and he mine. i don't know what changed. but i totally know where you are coming from. and then one day, you change your mind, just like that.

also, i love your blog. i am always looking for inspiration. thanks!