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.

Wedding Movies We Love! The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music, 1964 Technicolor musical starring a fresh-faced Julie Andrews has such a dramatic movie wedding! In a dark and shadowy abbey, wearing a dress that falls somewhere between nun’s habit and Princess Grace, Fraulein Maria ties the knot. A widowed dad marrying the nanny is a tired plot device nowadays. In this case, it’s the true story.  And such a crazy one, what with singing families, runaway nuns and nazis, it would be hard to make this up.

We urge everyone to revisit this charming tale you may not have seen since childhood. But in case you don’t have that kind of time, don’t skip the wedding scene clip below, because we are living for that veil!!!

PS – if you’re itching to channel the Fraulein, or Liesel, check out this Pinterest board for options.

Favorite wedding movie! Bend it Like Beckham – a winner.

There are epic weddings in Bollywood films, but for today we’re sticking to the charming Bend It Like Beckham a coming-of-age/girl-power/family dramedy about a young woman wanting to fit in, but stay true to herself.  Played against the background of her older sister’s wedding preparations, it’s a lovely tale of friendship, family, and learning to accept each other for who we are.  Enjoy: Bend It Like Beckham