She’s ready to clip those wings

Back in the day (where the day in question is high school) I used to love those huge angle wings made of real feathers. A few people I knew had them and wore them every Halloween. Too bad the most creative costumes they could come up with were “naughty little angel” and “saucy succubus,” which reminds me of a quote from Mean Girls: Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.

This post isn’t about skimpy costumes, however; it’s about wings. Specifically, it’s about colorful, gauzy, glittery fairy wings. One day I was looking for pictures of purple wedding gowns and I happened upon this picture:

She had her Red Bull, obviously

I don’t know anything about the wedding, the happy couple, or the bridal party, but I do know that the bride sourced her fairy wings from On Gossamer Wings, purveyor of fine wings and (coming soon!) tutus. She is certainly rocking those wings, though I’ll admit that I didn’t even notice them at first because I was so besotted with her gown and her new hubby’s kilt. How can you not love a man in a kilt?

Back to the wings…my mantra is and has always been “Do your own thing, honey!” I will argue to the death (or to the boredom, whichever comes first) a bride’s right to wear fairy wings on her wedding day, but goodness gracious I would not wear ’em myself.

6 Responses to “She’s ready to clip those wings”

  1. mkb says:

    dude’s coat is pretty awesome too

  2. Audrey says:

    What’s truly unfortunate about the wings is that the person taking the pictures didn’t bother to make sure they weren’t blocking the view of the wedding party. I’m assuming she’s turned sideways so the wings are more visible, but goodness, we miss the front of the dress, the bridesmaid beside her and a groomsman too! And why is she dangling her beautiful flowers so carelessly? Tsk tsk.

  3. Twistie says:

    mkb, the coat is a traditional Scottish one called a Prince Charlie. I’m a bit of a sucker for a nice Prince Charlie, myself.

    And NtB, I’m completely with you: it wasn’t a look for me, but I’ll defend any woman’s right to be a fairy at her own wedding.

  4. Blake says:

    Y’know — you’re right. The groom is looking pretty hot. Somehow I just sort of glossed over that with the bald and all, but on reflection … yeah.

    My cousin had a fairy-type wedding. The BMs wore wings, too. So did some of the volunteer waitstaff. Not everyone’s cup of tea, but for her, it was perfect.

    I love it when the groom doesn’t just fade to black next to his 80-pound-dress-donning partner. These guys are both the stars of this show. That’s cool.

  5. BunnyBlue says:

    I have a pair of those real feather wings!! I still love em! And I’ve made my fair shre over the years for verious events. But in any situation where you’d walk , sit , dance , ect they tend to just knock people(and food , drink , anything not bolted down) out of the way. But they do look of so loverly!

  6. Dianasaur says:

    Gorgeous, I love it. I guess I had a sort of fantasy wedding, since we went Renaissance. We didn’t go all out, pointy ears, or anything, but some people thought it was pretty lame. We just ignored them, I’m proud of anyone who does their own thing for a wedding.