Sunday, February 10, 2008

Sue in the City of Brotherly Love

Last weekend I was in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia. Did you know, that the Liberty Bell is no longer on display there? That's right. The bell that we took the bus to go see when we were little kids in school is no longer there. It is under lock and key someplace safe (from terrorists I suppose). I digress.

I was there for a wedding of my dear friend's daughter. It was held at the Fels Planetarium. What a super place for a wedding. Of course there was a show first that made us all feel kind of small and insignificant; think 2001 a Space Odyssey. But the dim lighting was perfect for me.

The bride's dress was a retro look like Nancy Sinatra's These Boot's Were Made for Walking outfit, but with short sleeves. She is a brunette with jaw length hair, and wore it close to her face and added an off-white feather hair clip. The look worked great!


When I gave her the gift check, she demurely tucked it into the top of one of her boots and purred "See, they are for more than just walking."

I loved meeting the groom and his family and I think the match is perfect. I hope they live happily ever after!

I got to play dress up and wear my royal blue velvet dress, that I have lent out more than worn myself. I also wore the scarf I bought to go with it and the earrings that Jason Robards helped me smuggle into this country. (Click on photos to enlarge)



Sean and I had a great time and it was great to see our dear friends again.

10 comments:

Cristiano Mancini said...

LOVE everything ! The bride's gown choice , but mostly your royal blue outfit ! The earings are to die for !!! An that color it's so powerful on you ! Love the ring too ! I'm sure we met before during the roman empire....

Scott said...

Girrrrl, you're positively aglow!

thonnibg said...

A real Hollywood glamour and a smile:)

Doug said...

The blue ensemble is gorgeous, Sue.

Sue said...

You fellas will make a girl blush! Glad you like the earrings Cristiano. I just had to have them as soon as I saw them. You know how that is, I am sure! The ring is a reproduction of an estate piece with a moonstone that Sean bought for me to replace my wedding ring that is now a bit too tight (it has high rails). I am glad you noticed it. :)

G Cracker said...

Your dress is so pretty! The bride's sounds horrid though (although having not seen it I can't say that for sure.)

Sue, don't you know that you're never supposed to look better than the bride? I know it's hard for you not to look utterly fabulous, but really, put some effort in. :P

Sue said...

Oh G! You have so much to learn! One never speaks ill of a bride. Her look really worked, but I guess you would have to see it.

I only heard on my way to the wedding that it was cocktail, not formal as I had thought. So I did overdress. Mea culpa, mea culpa.

Yvespaul said...

So you were in my part of town? :) The bell was hidden because some crazy dude brought a hammer and rang the bell a few years back and cracked it a bit more.

Sue said...

What part of town is that YvesPaul? We stayed at the Radisson on 17th and Locust. Thanks for providing the background on the bell. I thought I heard some story like that. People are just crazy, aren't they?

Yvespaul said...

Yeah, I live in Philly around the gayborhood. Before that I was in Providence.