Going, Going, Gone

31 October 2008

One of my favorite “vintage” wedding traditions is the going away suit – such a fun and classic throwback that adds a last surprise at the end of the night. It reminds me of old movies, Grace Kelly, soft wrist-length kid gloves… and as an added bonus, it will probably make your grandmother happy!

Here’s what Cotton Inc (of all places!?) had to say about this tradition:

“After the wedding, the newlyweds would disappear to change into the going-away attire. The bride then emerged, sneaking into the getaway car with her husband dressed in an appropriate style for travel on train or plane: a well-tailored skirt suit, stockings, a hat and pumps. “

Clary’s outfit (from a Real Wedding on Southern Weddings) is my most recent love:

{Both photos by Christopher Record Photography}

Talk about vintage charm! I love the idea that some of my photos could look like they came straight out of my parents’ wedding album.

Would you consider changing into a going away outfit or would you rather wear your dress as long as possible?

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