So I’ve alluded to the mysterious sightings of brides around the city of Paris. During the warm summer months and into the autumn it is common to see little bridal groups of people walking around Paris. There’s usually a bride, one female attendant, two or three photographers, and one incidental groom – if he’s lucky, he’ll also have a friend or attendant. And it’s generally pretty obvious that this is not the groom’s favorite part of the honeymoon.
During our first months here, I saw dozens of these groups. It seems to be a really popular trend to dress up and then walk around Paris (or any other major European city), and have your picture taken in front of famous buildings, monuments, etc. I don’t understand it, but that’s just me. I really don’t understand why anyone would want to pack their wedding dresses and tuxedos, fancy shoes, all that makeup, the veil and lug it halfway around the world. Anyway, while these pictures only represent a tiny fraction of the brides we’ve seen, I thought I’d share.
Now that it’s cooled down a bit here in Paris and we no longer live in the touristic center, I’m not seeing quite as many brides. Come spring, I’m sure there will be a lot more and I’ll be better about pulling out the camera and trying to snap a quick pic. I think it’s fascinating – and I love seeing the variety of dress styles. From silly, pink, and frothy, to classic and elegant.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! Any fun plans? Scotty and I are going to see what all the fuss is about at the January sales. We need a few tidbits for our apartment like a cafetière and strainer and are going to see if we can save ourselves a very long trip to one of the IKEAs on the outskirts of Paris. Oh, quick question – I don’t have an oven in our new apartment and was wondering if it would be worth it to invest in a cast-iron dutch oven. Would that be a good substitute? Would appreciate advice from someone. Cheers!