September 24th, 2008

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Day 308 and 309


Day 309: Sworn
Day 309: Sworn
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I've noticed that, in going through my project, I sometimes, by choice or instinct, go through phases - taking dark photos, photos featuring red, backlit photos, etc. This appears to be a short dailance with veils. I adore veils. I often wish that veils would come back into fashion - that it could be socially fashionable for men and women to cover their hair or face, either fully or partially, a light veil over the eyes from a hat, or a full veil covering the entire face.

This isn't so much a love of the veil - but an adoration of being unveiled. There is something extremely beautiful about someone removing a veil - unwrapping themselves like a gift. It seems to make things intimate somehow, or precious.

Above and below you see my dalliance with the veil. It's happened before, and it likely to happen again.



Day 308: Full of Your Glory
Day 308: Full of Your Glory
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A few people have asked that I write about my upcoming wedding. A lot of wonderful things have been happening on that front, so to try to write out everything seems like a huge task to me. So instead of writing a giant post-to-end-all-posts, I think I might just put up interesting pieces of the wedding planning as they occur to me.

Today, you get a post about my wedding boots.

When I was in the early stages of wedding planning, I thought I might go barefoot. This was when our plan was to get married on a sandy beach. Cool or hot, I love the feel of sand beneath my feet. Then plans changed a bit, and now we are having a wedding in a garden. It's a lovely garden, but bare feet didn't seem quite right, so I decided to go for boots.

I've always dreamed of having a really nice pair of stompy boots and this was the perfect opportunity to invest in a pair. One of the ideas I've stuck to in my wedding is to buy clothing that I can wear again and again. I don't want to buy a one time dress - I want to wear my wedding dress as much as I can for the rest of my life - same with my wedding shoes. I want my money's worth, damnit!

So here they are - a nice low heel for comfort, and some traction for a night of dancing. Give me a shoe I can dance in, climb in, and I'll be a happy woman.

Many thanks to my bridesmaid Alison for guiding me through the murky waters of the internet to find the perfect boot.



My Wedding Boots -Riot
Riot Boot

Jared says: The one with the most buckles wins!


My second place pick was called "Predator" and it had a lovely knife holster on the side. Unfortunately, I don't have the right knife to go in the holster, and I think it would have felt empty without one. The idea of wearing a knife as the wedding ceremony is performed holds a certain amount of appeal for me - even more so knowing that it would have been hidden under my dress.