Photo Source: Biography.com
Each Celia Grace wedding dress is named in honor of an inspiring woman - because we believe who you are is more important than how you look. This delicately laced cap sleeve dress with a shibori-dyed skirt is named in honor of the singer/songwriter, Joni Mitchell.
Thank you Bridal Musings and your amazing readers for helping name this dress!
Joni Mitchell was born on November 7, 1943, in Fort Macleod, Canada. This woman has spent her life making the world a greater, and greener place through song.
Photo Source: Uncut.co.uk
Joni spent her childhood moving from one Canadian base to the next, as her dad was a Canadian Air Force flight lieutenant World War II, and her mother, a teacher. At the age of 9, Joni tragically contracted polio, ending any athletic career and beginning her musically impactful one. Joni would soon begin writing and singing folk music, and would go on to become a singing/songwriting feminist icon.
Joni defied the status quo by writing her own music and not relying on sex appeal as her marketable asset. The male-dominated music industry of her time was then altered as she grew in popularity, especially among females. These females include Madonna, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift. Joni is recognized as the first female musician to disregard the female singer stereotype of her time and be fully acknowledged as an artist, all while pursuing her underlying mission to create a social and environmental difference in this world.
Photo Source: Jonimitchell.com
Through the years she has won several Grammy awards and been inducted into the Canadian Music and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Since formally retiring in the early 2000s, Joni has been battling health issues including Morgellons syndrome and a brain aneurysm.
Natalie and Andrew celebrated their DIY wedding at a flower farm in Natalie's hometown of Groton, MA. An August wedding, the event was a neighborhood affair full of colorful accents and happy guests.