The Wedding Dress from The Sound of Music
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.
I 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, as she leaves her sister-hood to get married. Look at all the tulle in her veil. Now that’s a veil.
Liesl 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!!
Now who says the veil needs to be 1 foot longer than the dress. Look how long this one is. I love it.
You 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 kneeling before her ‘Mother’.
Another stunning pic of Maria and the gown. The halo of flowers in her hiar is a pretty touch.
Here 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.
How 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