Throwback Thursday :: She didn’t carry flowers but she wore them in her hair!

60 years ago today Audrey Hepburn was married for the first time to actor Mel Ferrer. She didn’t carry flowers, but she wore them in her hair!

Audrey Hepburn 1954 Wedding

Audrey Hepburn 1954 Wedding

(following excerpt from Wikipedia)
At a cocktail party hosted by Gregory Peck, Hepburn met American actor Mel Ferrer.[50] Ferrer recalled that, “We began talking about theatre; she knew all about the La Jolla Playhouse Summer Theatre, where Greg Peck and I had been co-producing plays. She also said she’d seen me three times in the movie Lili. Finally, she said she’d like to do a play with me, and she asked me to send her a likely play if I found one.”[50][92] Ferrer, vying for Hepburn to take the title role, sent her the script for the play Ondine. She agreed and rehearsals started in January 1954. Eight months later, on 25 September 1954, after meeting, working together, and falling in love, the pair were married in Bürgenstock[93] while preparing to star together in the film War and Peace (1955).

Thank you to Amy of The Flower House for researching about Audrey’s wedding flowers!

Throwback Thursday :: NYC

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Throwback Thursday – Constance Spry

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Constance Spry - Autumn Inspired

Constance Spry - Massed Lilacs

Throwback Thursday

Thought it would be fun today to take a look back at the floral industry. I hope you enjoy these peeks into the past as much as I do!
(we’ll be back next Thursday with more Q&A sessions)

1920s The Fens, Boston, England - Clifton Royal Adams

1920s The Fens, Boston, England – Clifton Royal Adams

White House The post-1908 Flower Shop, looking west, shown here probably in 1909 (Library of Congress - Harris & Ewing)

The White House – Flower Shop, looking west, shown here probably in 1909 (Library of Congress – Harris & Ewing)

Swansons Land of Flowers, Washington State, 1924

Swansons Land of Flowers, Washington State, 1924

Spokane Flower Growers Association 1920

Spokane Flower Growers Association 1920

Southern California Flower Market in the 1920s

Southern California Flower Market in the 1920s

flower market at Les Halles, Paris in 1914

flower market at Les Halles, Paris in 1914

1940's Leiserland Flower Shop interior

1940′s Leiserland Flower Shop interior

Throwback Thursday, Ivanka Trump’s 2009 Wedding

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Throwback Thursday, Vintage Floral Postcards

 

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Have a wonderful Thursday!

Throwback Thursday; San Francisco Flower Market

Check out this great video from 1977 on the San Francisco Flower Market!

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San Francisco Flower Vendors 1905

Throwback Thursday; NYC Flower Market

1910 New York City Flower Market

1910 New York City Flower Market

 

Throwback Thursday; 1950′s Brides

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Throwback Thursday:: Constance Spry

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