Wednesday, July 15, 2009

gracious gowns


The bevy of beautiful maidens wearing gracious gowns - pve design wedding illustration
The bridesmaids wore the most gracious gowns, in a black orchid silk, from the back some had bows and others a layered sash detail.  Each wore a glorious head-piece made of fabric inspired to look like a flower, with silky tendrils hung ever-so-lightly, topped with a chic net for a very glamourous touch. How wonderful and gracious of the bride to select a silhouette in black that perhaps these gorgeous gals shall might actually wear again.  
                      Do you have a gracious gown at the ready for a special event?  

This gracious gal has all the perfect tips for living an artful life, and "lucky me" is featured today.  Thank-you Mindy Lockard for including me this week which is all about living graciously as well as tasteful tips.  Mindy is all about sharing manners each month!

31 comments:

Debra said...

Another beauty in your series. How many gowns have we had that could never be worn again??? These look fab! I do keep a couple of things handy that are classic and have bailed me out on occasion.

La Maison Fou said...

I like this one, how it is the gowns that are special with the hint of who is behind the lil black dress. Making the day truly belonging to the bride and her selections.
leslie

Jo said...

This is a wonderful piece in your collection ~ it's lovely. I do actually have a few black gowns that I've worn to Naval Balls hanging in my closet. They are very classic gowns so I've been able to keep them for years.

Jo

Ideezine said...

This post reminds me that I have a beautiful dress
I need to wear again. I love special occassion attire
it's magical, before, during and after the event.

Great post!

Bette

Jennifer Pfeiffer said...

Very simple lines. Beautiful.

heidi said...

A black gown will certainly be worn again!

Purple Flowers said...

A classic black gown, like a black dress will never let me down.

pve design said...

I found a great black dress years ago with layers of tulle on top which is my go-to-party dress! How can we go wrong with black, unless of course "white" or cream is an option! Like the Sargeant painting of the woman in white.
pve

sophiedahydesigns said...

I can't imagine anything more wonderful than having you illustrate my wedding or any other important event in my life!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Your interview today was wonderful Paticia. And I just love that photo of you as you know. Such a glamorous artist!

Summer is a Verb said...

Between your illustrations and all the beautiful J. Crew wedding gowns out now it makes me want to get married all over again! XXOO

Carey said...

This is beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Only YOU could make me want to own an illustration of someone else's wedding!

Kwana said...

How elegant! I need a gown like that.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Adore that image!

littlebyrd said...

Your interview was an inspiring read! And this illustration is beautiful :)

Mindy Lockard Etiquette said...

I do enjoy slipping into a gracious gown - so much that sometimes I think I was born into the wrong era.
I love how you've captured each of maidens' individual lines.

Thank you for joining our Teaching Taste Series! It is a pleasure hosting such a gracious and talented artist on our blog!

Patricia Gray said...

Hi Patricia
I love the sound of the color 'black orchid'. What a stunning rendition you have done of the gorgeous gals.
I have a bronze taffeta off the shoulder gown with matching beaded heels that I got to accept a Design Award. It has been sitting in my closet for the last year and every so often I bring it out and hang it and gaze upon it. Unfortunately there are not too many occassions to wear a long formal gown these days. But I might plan a formal dinner party just for the fun of seeing everyone dressed up.

Ina in Alaska said...

LOVE THE GOWNS!! I love black, so elegant. The hairpieces sound glamorous too.

abodowd said...

love it!

A Day That is Dessert said...

Lovely Patricia. xoxo

Alluring Interiors said...

Wow! You are fabulous...You know, imma "stalk" you now! I've jumped on as a follow...You are amazing, doLL!

pve design said...

Patricia-
Oh, your bronze gown and shoes sound delightful...a friend hosted a black-tie pot luck but I was out of town - I heard it was so much fun! So throw a fancy feast, a pot-luck, I mean!
pve

Simply Mel said...

Black gowns are my favorite for bridesmaids! And besides a closet full of LBDs, I always turn to my lapis lazuli blue silk gown for special events!

And you...The Gorgeous Artist - what a fantastic interview. I didn't think I could like you any more than I already did... :)

Joyce said...

The dresses look beautiful! I like how you captured them from behind. Black is a classic color. xoxo

LindsB said...

The dresses sound and look amazing! What a thoughtful bride to think of all her friends and pick a dress thats so classic :)

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Marvelous series. These bridesmaids gowns are truly "gracious". What a very special experience for the bride to have your beautiful drawings to cherish for a lifetime. xdeb

Michelle said...

Oh, Patricia...the bridesmaids is now my new favorite...you are so very talented!! I feel more weddings coming your way!!

Best,
Michelle

jacjewelry said...

Just beautiful! Love this.

Lauren said...

gorgeous!! my best friend recently got married & chose the best dresses for us. such a nice change!

Millie said...

Chic & adorable, (almost sounds like an oxymoron!), but that's exactly what those gorgeous dresses are! Beautiful work from the illustrator.
Millie ^_^

Design Esquire said...

This is just beautiful, and what a lovely illustration for the bride to have. You are truly talented.