Isn't this bride just gorgeous? Like movie star lovely? I am proud to say that this is my grandmother, on my step-father's side. She passed away this past year, re-united with that handsome husband she loved so much. She had beautiful stories about the little signs she believed her husband left for her to find after his passing, one story I liked very much is the bit of twine she found on a table shaped into a perfect heart. She had been missing him terribly that day, and believes his spirit fashioned it for her to find. Grandma married at 18, never learned to drive, and made the best raviolis (she's Sicilian after all) and lemon meringue pie I have ever had.
I love illustrating vintage dresses, and this is a beauty! I hope that my illustrations can be a way to add life to an old photograph, and cause the owner to remember and share family stories of loved ones like the memories I shared above.