RACHAEL MCPHERSON

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The Wedding Dress from The Sound of Music

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Maria Von Trapp Wedding Gown

When I was trying on the ‘Cathedral’ type gowns in David Jones, it reminded me of Maria Von Trapp’s wedding gown from The Sound of Music. When I went looking for it I discovered that it was such a beautifully made dress. Empire line, cut under the bust in a delicious ivory silk. She had a high collar and lovely covered buttons up the insides of the sleeves. Now let’s talk about the train. It was amazing! Long and full. Her veil was also perfectly made. One thing I have learnt about veils is that they need to be quite full. If you skimp on material then it’s not going to look good. You need meters and meters of tulle to get a great looking veil. Check out the stunning pictures I found below of this divine dress. I also discovered that Maria Von Trapp was a real person and that the story of The Sound of Music was a true story. I hope you enjoy the pics as much as I have.

Maria's Wedding Dress

Maria Von Trapp and the kidsI loved Liesl, she had the bluest blue eyes. My 21st dress was a copy of her mauve dress, from the scene when she sneaks out and dancers with Rolf in the glass gazebo. I’ll put a picture of the dress up later.

Maria Von Trapp Wedding GownMaria, as she leaves her sister-hood to get married. Look at all the tulle in her veil. Now that’s a veil.
Maria and LieslLiesl giving Maria her bouquet. I wonder who will give me mine? Probably my Maid of Honour Hayley. I got to give my cousin Rebecca her bouquet when she got married. Woo!!

Maria Von Trapp Wedding GownNow who says the veil needs to be 1 foot longer than the dress. Look how long this one is. I love it.
Maria Von Trapp Wedding GownYou can see the buttons on the sleeves here and I love the seams going down the front of the dress. It gives her a great shape. Just look at that silk.
Maria Von Trapp Wedding GownMaria kneeling before her ‘Mother’.
Maria Von Trapp Wedding GownAnother stunning pic of Maria and the gown. The halo of flowers in her hiar is a pretty touch.
Liesl and RolfHere is the mauve dress that Mum made me for my 21st. It’s made of chiffon and had beautiful shearing over the bust line. I’ll have to drag a pic out of me in it! It was cute for back then.
Liesl and RolfHow cute are Rolf and Liesl. I love this scene so much! It’s a tad old fashion, but some of the best things are from the past.

Love Rach xox

 

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