(The 19th century that is.)
This is Tanya.
She is a care giver to artifacts.
She works way, way down in the basement
of the St. Catharines Museum at Lock 3.
Right now she is putting together an exhibit about
When I saw her with this dress I begged to be allowed to blog about it
- just to get everybody in the right mood for the
who cares about Prince William,
the guys with the big furry hats
or the wedding ceremony itself?
We're all going to get up at 3 a.m. to see
won't be any lovlier than
this amazing creation.
It was worn by a bride in St. Catharines, Ontario
Could Kate Middleton's dress possibly be this beautiful?
The back of
includes a bustle and this beautiful train.
I picture a big hat with lots of feathers and things on her head,
I don't know
and I haven't seen Tanya unpack a hat box yet.
Maybe she wore a veil,
or she was bare headed
or the hat was lost ...
If you look closely you can see the hand stitching, particularly around the yoke.
The neckline is low, but there is an extremely modest insert
that buttons right up to the top.
I wonder if
will be half as demure.
The Royal wedding is on Friday,
The Museum Wedding Dress Exhibit will be in June
and you won't have to get up at 3 am to see it!
St. Catharines Museum at Lock 3
1932 Welland Canals Pkwy
St. Catharines, Ont.