Veils of Time: A creekside wedding

Photos Courtesy of Barbara Callison

Los Altos resident Barbara Callison married her husband, Bob, in 1954 at Los Altos United Methodist Church, during the era before its modern sanctuary, when worshippers gathered in a creekside building for services. The Rev. Charles Cox, the minister of the church at the time, officiated.

Wedding wear that lies beneath


Photo Courtesy of Joel Aron;
Dark Garden tailors undergarments for masculine bodies, such as the “Beau Brummel” and “Edward” waistcoats, above, in addition to crafting bespoke corsets.

Maybe some people are born with a native talent for undergirding the backless and strapless, slinky or streamlined. But for most facing a fancy gown for the first time, a guide to the terms and conditions of tactical lingerie is in order.

The Town Crier asked Revelation in Fit founder Robynne Winchester for a few pointers – her shop at 386 State St. stocks lingerie for all occasions, but she also has an ace up her sleeve: a background in bespoke corsetry. Elements of both specialties come into play when a bride plans for the gown of a lifetime or a groom seeks to streamline his shape.

Garage workshop, bridal edition: Custom visions translate into reality via overseas sewing


Photos Courtesy of Casey Jensen
Local bride Casey Jensen said she loved the combination of individualized attention and wide-ranging options as she sought out a romantic lace gown at Bluethread Bridal in Mountain View.

Brides routinely spend several hours in bridal shops in search of the perfect wedding dress. The owner of a garage showroom in Mountain View aims to streamline that process by enabling brides to mix and match favorite magazine-cover styles and bring their dream gowns to life.

“We want to bring (the industry) to another level,” said Jennie Monahan of Bluethread Bridal. “A lot of brides come to us because they’ve been trying on so many dresses and they know what they want, but they just can’t find it in the market.”

Ring options on Main Street range from traditional to unorthodox


 

With nine fine-jewelry retailers concentrated along the Main Street corridor, downtown Los Altos offers a wealth of options for engagement and wedding ring shoppers. From one end of Main to the other, the choices range from the traditional to the unorthodox.


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