Vintage snack: An officer and a bride #Wedding Porn#military#vintage wedding#wedding dress with sleeves August 25 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits There is something about a man in uniform and a sword that makes him dashing. Helena's parents' wedding was in 1979 in classic style. The long sleeves, the baby's breath, tons of lace, and the flower in her hair are so delicate and lovely. Here is what Helena had to say about her submission: These are four pictures from my parents' wedding. They got married in 1979. None of their families had a lot of money, so my mother's dress was borrowed and my dad got married in his Navy uniform, the only suit he owned. I know it made them kind of sad at the time, but I always tell them, "Are you freaking kidding me?! The wedding dress is so beautiful it could be worn even nowadays and not look outdated. And my dad looks like an officer and a gentleman with the sword by his side, the gloves, and the hat. They got married in my mom's small village, where the first and second pictures were taken. In one of them, you can see our car (a Fiat 127, the EL-88-79) in which they drove off to their honeymoon. We had that car until I was twelve. I chose the close-up photo so you can see the top of the dress without the lace coat which served as a train. The bouquet was made with flowers from my great-grandfather's garden. The buttons on the sleeves and the lace are so beautiful! A soldier and his bride. It's like a scene from a movie. And the close-up of the dress and flower. Oh, those covered buttons. So much work, but so lovely. Do you have vintage wedding photos hidden away? Email me! Try to include as much info as you know about the photo, plus your Tribe or personal URL, if you have one. Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Make your own rustic burlap sack banners NEXT Susanne & Scott's elegant rock 'n' roll taco truck wedding Show/Hide comments [ 12 ] Love, love, love it. My parents got married in 1979 too :). 1 agrees Reply Oooh, I love, love, love the vintage snacks, especially when you get details about the way things were, largely because it reminds you that most of our "wedding traditions" that MUST BE DONE are modern inventions –and that people had lovely, happy weddings before anyone thought of those traditions. It's the same reason that I adore Miss Manners Guide to a Surprisingly Dignified Wedding. Miss Manners has been there and done that, and she's also done her research, and she won't stand for any nonsense about "traditions" made up yesterday by your florist, or traditions that made sense for an 17-year-old girl who lived with her parents in in 1870, but don't make too much sense to impose on a 28-year-old woman who is living with her fiancee. 3 agree Reply I was just thinking of posting some of my parent's wedding photos. Your folks' photos are great!! I love it!! Reply I love the idea of a lace coat as a train! 1 agrees Reply Your dad was so handsome! He's making the 'tache work for him. And I love the idea of a lace coat as bridal train. Your mom looked lovely in her dress, borrowed or not. 3 agree Reply She looks SO much like Rachel McAdams! Beautiful! Reply OMG your parents they have BEAUTIFUL wedding photos! I love that dress, and your dad looked dashing! You have some beautiful parents They look so classy!! 1 agrees Reply I seriously didn't know it was possible to swoon over a vintage snack, until now. Thanks for making my Friday!!!! 1 agrees Reply So delightful! 1 agrees Reply Consider me swooned! 1 agrees Reply Gorgeous photos! Love the uniform! My parents were married in '79 too. They'd only been together 5mths! I have some lovely photos dotted around my office from Mum's first wedding in 74/75. She was about 19. She made all the dresses & has a gorgeous wide brimmed hat. The groom wore a white suit & clogs! My fave pic has her flanked with my grandparents but there's also one of her with her Grandad. 60s/70s wedding photos are so sweet. 1 agrees Reply LOVE this!! My parents got married in 78 and my mom's dress was very similair with the baby's breath and all! Your Dad is so cool! My dad was a nerd in a brown ruffle-tux lol But they did have the same 'stache! 1 agrees Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via email No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.