Lauren Bacall’s Bouquet Toss

In honor of her passing, posted this priceless footage of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart on their wedding weekend – including a classic bouquet toss. Back in the forties, the bouquet toss had yet to devolve into the single-woman shaming exercise that it has often become today (we at My Little Flower Shop are advocates of the bouquet presentation- a very sweet tradition.)

I am guessing that this was all staged for the cameras.  Movie studios had a way of capiatalizing on a good love story, making stars under contract “date” each other, so a re-enactment of these events wouldn’t surprise me.  But, somehow I don’t think a couple that much in love would have allowed cameras at the real events. In noir parlance- I bet you dollars to donuts that kind of dame would have been looking for romance.

RIP Lauren Bacall.

You Must Remember This…Ingrid Bergman’s Casablanca Style Only Gets Classier As Time Goes By

Brides would do well to remember this look, as they wait for that end-of ceremony moment that is definitely more than just a kiss. Ingrid Bergman’s elegant upsweep and simple fresh-faced make-up would be perfect for any wedding. And if you’ll always have Paris as a honeymoon spot? All the better.

Thanks to the brilliant and beautiful Kelli Marshall for finding a perfect photo, and inspiring minds with her MediAcademia blog.

All she needs is a veil!

Be well, and love well!



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