Wedding Chic

I feel totally vivacious, and it’s all because I’m going to a wedding.

While N gets a cab, I take a shot of a doorway.

The Wedding is at the Liberty Grand. It’s close to Queen’s end, just past King’s curve on the Lakeshore.

I wear my new beaded black lace Free People bolero and curl my hair.

N’s hair is curlier than mine, so I get him to just stand there, and hold the gift.

It’s wrapped in a pale yellow retro-repro of an antique silk cut-velvet, piano shawl with fringe.
This place has everything, a grand staircase, a windmill and statues. Yes, I know the statues appear to have curly hair, but it’s mostly hidden under cement hats and  mine is longer.

The Bride and Groom are the most in-love couple I’ve met in years. This pic is from a projection presentation.

They got engaged in Las Vegas. Now, they’re sharing their love (& I lost track of the number of courses) with those of us who care about them.

This Wedding is as glamorous as any awards show, and definitely  more chic.

The bride’s gown is a masterpiece.

It’s a strapless mermaid with fishtail.

The fishtail moves flawlessly with the Bride’s every step.

The Wedding is perfectly spectacular.

Ultimately, all good things end, and it’s time to go home.

As I turn to leave, there’s this special snack table. I secure as many gourmet cookies as will fit into my beaded evening bag, fluff my curls then work my way through the milling crowd.

What a night! What a Wedding! I know there won’t be another, because this is a once in a lifetime event. My heart swells with best wishes for the newly wedded lover’s prosperity.


When I get home I want to take a shot of my curly hair.

It won’t show well against my black bolero, so I pull the first light colored item I see out of the closet. It’s a Miss Sixties fake leather coat, with fun fur. No animals were harmed in the making of this garment.

However a bunch of Pleathers and Polyesters were compromised.

Sigh! My curls have fallen to the point of scribbles hanging over the faux fur, which is pretty much the same texture as my hair.


That was an incredible wedding.

I thank the Bride and Groom for the generous sharing of their awesome joy. May they have the best lives, ever!

Wedding Chic #3

The Groom and his Mother
The Groom and his Mother

38 Responses to “Wedding Chic”

  1. billgncs September 15, 2012 at 1:58 pm Edit #

    I bet you were brilliant!

    • Resa McConaghy September 15, 2012 at 3:14 pm Edit #

      Aw, you are so sweet! However the truth is, I ate brilliantly. OMG the food was good, and the courses kept coming, as did the wine. Red wine and weddings are an old song that I love singing.

      • billgncs September 15, 2012 at 5:51 pm Edit #

        Red wine is certainly best shared! I think all food and drink is enhanced by the sharing

      • Resa McConaghy September 15, 2012 at 6:00 pm Edit #


      • billgncs September 15, 2012 at 6:40 pm Edit #

        we are off to celebrate our 28th anniversary and I expect we may tip a glass or two shortly

      • Resa McConaghy September 15, 2012 at 6:43 pm Edit #

        CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What fun you’ll have. Savor every moment!

      • billgncs September 15, 2012 at 6:54 pm Edit #

        should be fun, we know the chef. Thanks for your good wishes.

  2. carolynpageabc September 15, 2012 at 3:43 pm Edit #

    Weddings, especially ones where the bride and groom are happy (and in love) leave my little heart singing. I heard your little heart singing all the way through that magnificent tribute to the happy couple…
    Btw; just love your hair…. Did you say you curled it for the occasion? Yes, I believe you did….! xoxoxo

    • Resa McConaghy September 15, 2012 at 3:57 pm Edit #

      I believe we are Romantics! I may have mentioned that I had curled my hair.♥xoxoxo

  3. Imelda Evans September 15, 2012 at 6:42 pm Edit #

    I love a wedding! When I worked in hospitality, I used to love working weddings, because mostly people are happy and in a good mood and it’s easy to please them. There was one notable exception with the grumpiest bride in the history of brides, but all the guests dealt with that by getting immoderately tipsy, so as long as we kep the drinks coming it was all good. (I must put that in a story some time!) I’m sure your hair looked gorgeous. I have a sister with hair like yours and getting it to hold curls was a nightmare. But even fallen out it still doesn’t look like fake fur! ;)

    • Resa McConaghy September 15, 2012 at 6:57 pm Edit #

      “The World’s Grumpiest Bride” sounds awesomely funny. I need a good laugh! My condolences to your sister on her hair.

  4. Robyn Lee September 15, 2012 at 6:51 pm Edit #

    oooo – this looks like a wonderful fantasy night Resa! I am sure your curls were magnificent — and no way do they look like faux fur even after the extravaganza! Beautiful post– and so happy to see a wedding made of pure LOVE ~ the best kind for sure!! xxoo R ps: do love the reflection shot in the door up top — you know I feel about the shadows and reflections :) x

    • Resa McConaghy September 15, 2012 at 7:03 pm Edit #

      You are such a doll! Love rules, and this pair is reigning!
      Robin, I met you in your Blog in a reflection (w/ shoes!). I know how you feel, I’m feeling it, too!

  5. boomiebol September 15, 2012 at 6:55 pm Edit #

    Looks like a nice classy wedding. From the look of your hair, seems like you had fun :)

    • Resa McConaghy September 15, 2012 at 9:56 pm Edit #

      It was a wonderful time, and oh yeah….I had fun! (tattle-tale hair!) On top of it all, I woke up at 4 am, opened my evening bag and ate all the cookies.

      • boomiebol September 15, 2012 at 9:56 pm Edit #

        ha ha ha…that is funny.

  6. boomerontario September 15, 2012 at 10:57 pm Edit #

    Looks like a gorgeous time, and I love the tale of the cookies.

    • Resa McConaghy September 16, 2012 at 9:19 am Edit #

      It was fabulous. I woke up around 4:00 & devoured the cookies.

  7. ledrakenoir September 16, 2012 at 6:33 am Edit #

    Great post – when you come home late from a good wedding party – so is there nothing wrong in that it can be seen that you have been to a party and have great fun – and red wime always good… ;-)

  8. Resa McConaghy September 16, 2012 at 9:21 am Edit #

    Thanks Le Drake Noir! Red wine and weddings are on my fun list, forever!

  9. carolynpageabc September 19, 2012 at 12:03 am Edit #

    My dear Resa….. It seems that threat is nigh… :)
    Do you remember (in our last tete-a-tete) I mentioned that YOU would be my next tag….!?!
    You are tagged, my dearest Resa…
    Phil offered 5 words however, he is unable to carry out the duty of posting due to his sporadic engagement with WordPress…. Shame, oh shame…
    So, the gauntlet is laid down before thee…. 5 words to add to ‘The Toothsome Story’ – and pass on to another tag awaits you…. ;) :) ;)
    I know that you can do this…… ;)

  10. susanbright September 19, 2012 at 10:32 pm Edit #

    I just came home from a family wedding in California. Both my children flew in (one from Washington DC and one from London). It was wonderful. We didn’t get cookies, but we did get candy to take home with us although I have to admit that most of it never made it back to the hotel! Weddings are the best!

    • Resa McConaghy September 20, 2012 at 8:47 am Edit #

      Right on! You traveled a long way for the event! How wonderful. Off to Chapters today!

  11. belocchio September 22, 2012 at 10:01 pm Edit #

    You can’t beat a great wedding!! This one looks like a fairy tale event and what a fab venue. Virginia PS. Your hair looks perfect.

    • Resa McConaghy September 23, 2012 at 10:50 am Edit #

      Fairy tale event describes it perfectly. Nice to see you, Virginia!

      • belocchio September 23, 2012 at 1:52 pm Edit #

        Resa I especially enjoyed the opportunity to see again my Toronto. I consider TO my second home, and get a longing to see it when I’m not there. Thank you Virginia

  12. lafeeblanche October 2, 2012 at 10:57 am Edit #

    Lovely! :) )

  13. berger elisabeth October 2, 2012 at 6:35 pm Edit #

    It’s beatiful and so romantic

The Bride and her Father
The Bride and her Father

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