EN 30 years ago, my parents decided to get married. They called their parents and told them to meet them at the city hall the next day. No details were needed, they all knew. After signing the papers, my mum and dad took the train to the sea side, where they decided to spend their honey moon. And that’s when they took a couple of photos: my mum dressed in a homemade white top and skirt, and my dad wearing a suit borrowed from my mum’s brother and a hat borrowed from the theater. While my dad had to give everything back, my mum decided to keep her dress. And I remember playing with it when I was a child, and her explaining to me how she designed it and how she got the fabrics – it wasn’t that easy back then.
And here we are, Dan and I, recently engaged, in the same spot where my parents were 30 years ago. Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not – but my mom had an excellent idea: to have a photo shoot in the same place, with me wearing the same dress she kept all this time. And that’s what we did. I first had to have a flower crown made. And that wasn’t easy to find. I had to negotiate with a lady in the market, because, to cite my mother ‘I had a flower crown, so you need one!’. My dad took the photos, so you can see it was all made in the family. A big happy family.
RO Acum 30 de ani, mama si tata au hotarat sa se casatoreasca. Si-au sunat parintii sa vina urmatoarea zi la starea civila iar dupa ce au semnat actele au luat trenul spre mare unde aveau sa-si petreaca luna de miere. Din intamplare s-au intalnit la mare cu un prieten de-al tatalui, care era si el fotograf. Atunci au hotarat sa se intalneasca intr-o dupa amiaza, la o mica sedinta foto la cazinoul din Constanta. Mama si-a adus de acasa o bluza si o fusta de matase facute manual, pe care le-a legat la mijloc cu o panglica din acelasi material. Si-a impletit o coronita din flori de camp si si-a facut un buchetel. Tata a imprumutat costumul de la unchiu si au inchiriat jobenul de la teatru.
Intamplarea a facut ca o data cu aniversarea lor sa sarbatorim si logodna noastra. Si-asa mama a venit cu o idee extraordinara: sa-mi imprumute tinuta ei pe care a pastrat-o in tot acest timp si sa mergem sa facem poze in aceeasi locatie unde erau ei, proaspat casatoriti, acum 30 de ani. Rezultatul nu se compara cu poza originala, insa mai bine de-atat nu putea iesi! Va invit sa savurati pozele mele preferate de pana acum, poze facute de tata.
Andra and Dan, Constanta 2014