Thursday, July 16, 2009
I Thee Wed.
In anticipation of an exhibit on wedding fashions to be held in 2013, The V&A Museum is creating a database of reader-provided wedding photos that showcase the dress, the tux, the sari, the lederhosen, or the kilt that the bride or groom donned for their trip down the aisle from 1840 to the present. The photos will include as much contextual information as possible regarding the date, place, time, and names of the betrothed. With years to go before it's done, the database promises to be a rich resource for anyone interested in wedding dresses. If you have your own wedding photos, you are invited to upload up to three snaps featureing the bride and or groom. If you are always the bridesmaid and never the bride, you are invited to view the photos wistfully (or with rage or ambivalence, whatever) and learn a thing or two about how we dress to profess our love.