Ever wonder what it would be like to attend a wedding with Rett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara? Or, what about the bride, arriving to your dream wedding all dressed in the most elaborate wedding dress of all time? How amazing would that be?
I wasn’t your typical girl growing up. I wasn’t one to day dream endlessly about prince charming and a big white wedding dress. If I took the time to lose myself in a girly fantasy, letting my mind dwell on my wedding day, I wasn’t picturing myself in a traditional wedding. My weddings were adventurous and elaborate fairy tales! I had such a great imagination and would let my mind take me to places that could only be visited in the land of make believe.
I had more than one favorite, but I chalk that up to “it’s a girls prerogative” to change her mind and it’s perfectly understandable and expected that a girl would be fickle about such an important event.
Of course there was the “Cinderella” wedding fantasy. What an exciting thing it would be to pull up to the castle in the most beautiful horse drawn coach a person could ever think up! The day always started out with my step-mother and step-sisters cleaning my floors. I would start out being mean to them but it never failed, I had a guilty conscience and ended up letting them dress up in beautiful dresses and serve at the wedding reception. LOL …They had to have some kind of punishment.
I have to mention my “Snow White” wedding days too. All my little men, all seven of them, catered to my every need and did what they were told; I was a very needy bride to be. My Prince Charming was always Kenny Pollard, after all he was going to be my husband one day.
Then one day I watched this movie called “Gone With the Wind” and my future changed. I no longer liked such wimps as Prince Charming. There was a new man in town, Rett Butler! This man was abrasive, very direct and went after what he wanted and what he wanted was a spitfire of a woman who took nothing from anyone! Scarlett O’Hara was a very prideful woman and did things her way! I knew right then, this was the wedding for me!
My dress would always be adorned with so much lace and so many pearls it would take 4 “Mammies” to sew them on! And, of course I had the same attitude as Scarlett; no one could do it fast enough or just right for me. I enjoyed playing a true Southern spoiled brat and was always the center of attention! I made sure, in my head of course, that my dress’ bodice was pulled so tight I could hardly breath; just like Scarlett’s dresses. The train was so long it took all four “Mammies” to fluff it all out and entering the church, which really was a couple of rows of pine trees sectioned off to look like rooms, was a grand event; I could hear the oos and ahs as I walked down the isle to Brett.
LOL! Back then a kid had time on their hands to use their imagination and make their play time their own, not like it is today. It seems like kids don’t play make believe far enough.
Did you have dress-up play time or make believe time? Who were you?