Friday, June 24, 2011

BrideTide 2.0 Has Launched!

After a brief hiatus, is back in bidnezz! We've completely redesigned the entire site and we're adding some fun new stuff!  It's easy when you're homeschooling.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Parachute Wedding Dress

Yep, this wedding dress was made from a nylon World War II parachute.

Maj. Claude Hensinger (A B-29 pilot) proposed to his girlfriend in 1947, offering this life-saving military gear as the material for her wedding gown...

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Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

From the Smithsonian Museum:
In August 1944, Hensinger, a B-29 pilot, and his crew were returning from a bombing raid over Yowata, Japan, when their engine caught fire. The crew was forced to bail out. Suffering from only minor injuries, Hensinger used the parachute as a pillow and blanket as he waited to be rescued. He kept the parachute that had saved his life. Mike He later proposed to his girlfriend Ruth in 1947, offering her the material for a gown.

Ruth wanted to create a dress similar to one in the movie Gone with the Wind. She hired a local seamstress, Hilda Buck, to make the bodice and veil. Ruth made the skirt herself; she pulled up the strings on the parachute so that the dress would be shorter in the front and have a train in the back. The couple married July 19, 1947.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Huge Bridal Shoe Sale At EndLess

Hey everyone, it's that time of year again!
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A ton of brides + bridesmaids took advantage of this last year, and this year's discounts are even bigger. If you still trying to find the perfect pair of wedding shoes for your big day, click hereto save some major money.

*Update: All Spring flats are 45% off too! Awesome.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Buckingham Palace Royal Flashmob

Visitors to Buckingham Palace were treated to a surprise performance as more than 100 dancers emerged from the crowd and took part in a royal flashmob! Check out the video below.

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