Two weddings and a dead bride-in reverse order

I'm being a dead bride.....

My darling Mama; she was married in the early 50's.

Not to my Daddy, though!!!

Bet you didn't know that I had been married!!!


A good old Goth wedding, next to a graveyard, dammit,due to the groom's parents objecting!
I was 22, waaaay too immature, and it lasted 9 months!


The frock is probably early 70's, I got it at a vintage shop in Dunedin called, imaginatively, Second Hand Rose, for $50NZ in 1989.

I still have it. Somewhere!

Here's the same frock about 1 year or so later. I got quite a bit of wear out of it, being a Goth and all!

Just look at those globules of delight!

They were mere morsels of what they are today!

Ah, youth!

Lisa-Jane , darling, thank you for your words of wisdom re my unable-to-comment status!!!

I've had a nosy, and I seem to have some action!

If I haven't been by yet, it's cos I'm exhauted form all the commenting I've just been able to do!


Alex , no, it isn't weird that your heart skipped a beat over our kitchen shopping!!!

The bit about spatulas is, however!!!

Past Caring-you are a sweetheart, and I hear you're pretty hot too!



Vintage Vixen said...

Oh sweetheart! You are the best bride ever (dead or gothic, I love both of you)!
Your Mummy looks so much like you, what a classy bride she was, she'd give those Royals a run for their money).
9 months isn't bad going for a youngster. One of my mates copped off with a bloke on her hen night.
PS Lisa-Jane is a darling and Curtise is hot!

Psycho Sue- Sew Misunderstood said...

You are one fecking hot Goth! Love the old pics!!!

Vintage Coconut said...

A goth wedding? I would have never imagined. *hehehe*

You look smashing in all the pics. Although dead bride ones are kinda creepy and spooky.

I got married when I was 18 our next Anniversary will be 12 years.
Maybe he will buy me a puppy! lol I doubt it but heck a girl can dream!

Cup Of Kitten Tea said...

Helga you colourful delight, what a dark past you once had (hahah , I know :))

Random Rants said...

So Helga you never do say why you're posing as a dead bride?? Your booboids look spectacular - as usual!

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dearest Helga, the dead bride pictures are brilliant.

Your mum looks beautiful and I LOVE you as a Goth! Much love, C xx

Shewearscrazywell said...

You rock as a dead or goth bride!!! Your coolness never stops!! That totally beats my Vegas wedding (which was my first wedding to a dude..that lasted about the same amount of time as yours!). Ha ha! I love it! hearts, Janna Lynn

Camelia Crinoline said...

Your Mum looks gorgeous. I love your corpse bride look, especially the pic with the sword. Very dramatic. You made a delightful Goth bride. 9 months feels like an absolute age when you're 22.

Kandi said...

I love your Goth wedding, that look takes me back ~ I was a martyr to black crushed velvet and massive hair! I was married at 21 - I ran away to Gretna Green in Scotland, I got itchy after 7 years though :)
Kandi xx

Penny Dreadful said...

What an awesome wedding dress, you look like you are in Carry On Screaming. You and your mum have the same cheeky smile. And the same eyebrows! xx

La Dama said...

I love you as a goth bride of frankenstein too,i am temped to do a set with my wedding dress.
Luv ya

Misfits Vintage said...

Amor! How marvellous - I hope we meet in the afterlife!! HA!

You look bloody amazing, as always, dead or alive, and I LOVE when you dig out the old pics for us!

Yeah, your peaches have always been delicious.


Sarah xxx

Alex said...

What can I say? I like a good spatula!

Isn't your mum an absolute stunner? That's such a beautiful dress. Love the bouquet too.

Your Goth wedding photos are great. Do you still have the boots?

Nelly said...

Love this wedding theme I have been seeing and look at you at 22 love the dark hair on you.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

You know what I adore about you Helga? You LIVE your style ALWAYS - you're the best looking goth I've EVER laid eyes on and oh my marabou-trimmed heaven **fainting**. You make a delectable corpse bride you gorgeous woman!!!! xoxoxoxoo

Brians an unusual name for a girl said...

I LOVE it all!

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Ooooh, that's awesome <3 Both the corpse bride and you as a young bride, even though it did not go that well (seldom does at that age, but afterwards it can make one feel old and wise or at least put a smile on ones face from time to time I guess :)

Misfits Vintage said...

I've just popped back for another look and wanted to mention how BEAUTIFUL your Mama is!

Adore, Amor! xxx

delia hornbook said...

ooohhh blogland is a scary place i am finding today. Freaky dolls that have living spirts in them from children that have died, vintage dolls heads and now dead brides is somebody trying to tell me something ha ha ha ;-)) Well you look a great bride dead or alive ;-)) have a great day, dee x

pastcaring said...

Hahahaha - what a great way to start a wet'n'windy Thursday in northern England. You are a total star Madam!
Don't know what I love most - the dead bride, your oh-so-pretty Mama, the Gothiness, or the fact that I'm name-checked!!

You never fail to make me smile.

Trees said...

You Rock the corpse bride look! I always quite fancied dressing up as a zombie bride:)

Also you make a fantabulous goth bride lady!!

You mum is such a stunning 1950's bride - so glamourous.

Perdita said...

Cool dead bride. Very Havisham.

Love your goth wedding dress.

My dress is in storage but I have the long gloves and might do a post about em soon!!!!!!

sacramento said...

I adore your goth wedding. Only you could puuf that number off.
I love your mother´s pick very much.

Franca said...

All the wedding dresses look great! I'm glad you are got lots of wear out of your goth dress, even if the marriage didn't last!

Mrs Munster said...

I loooove all these bride photos. Good to know I'm not the only one who has married once at foolishly young age... (and nope mine didn't last hence, current hubby)

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Love your goth wedding! Your mum's photo is beautiful. Scarlett x

Dusk said...

Have you heard of 'Dark Shadows'?

These are gorgeous photos Helga! You look freakin' unbelievable!
...and a hot dang sexy Elvira-ish bride!!

Minxy Mars said...

I dont think the goth in me will ever quite die, dammit.
i remember Justine telling me you were goth and finally i get to see some pics!
Love the dead bride photoshoot, sword is nice touch
:P ~ Traceweeeeeeeee