Meet Marie - the woman and the wedding dress

May 03, 2017

Meet Marie - the woman and the wedding dress

Each Celia Grace wedding dress has a story behind it that is as beautiful as the dress itself. Part of that story is our unique fabrics, handmade craftsmanship, and safe, fair, and empowering work for the seamstresses who make our dresses in small Fair Trade sewing groups and woman-owned businesses. Another part of the story is the name of the dress--each Celia Grace wedding gown is named in honor of an inspiring woman--because we believe that who you are is an important as how you look.

Meet Marie, the Woman:

Marie Curie was a doctor and scientist before her time and the first woman to earn the Nobel Prize.  

Marie was born in Warsaw in November of 1867, and left for the Sorbonne in Paris in 1891. After receiving her Doctor of Science, she became the Professor of General Physics in the Faculty of Sciences at the Sorbonne and was the first woman to hold this position.

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Her early research was done under difficult conditions, and she devoted much of her personal life to promoting the use of radium to alleviate suffering in World War I.  Marie also worked to establish a radioactivity laboratory in her hometown of Warsaw, which was completed in 1929 following the gift of $50,000 from President Hoover. In 1903 she became the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize and the only woman to receive a prizes in two categories (physics and chemistry).

Meet Marie, the wedding dress

This vintage-inspired lace dress is simply stunning. The fit is so flattering with a clean, eye-catching silk waist and gently flared skirt that hugs in all the right places. 

 

Photo Credit: Loveridge Photography

Photo Credit: Loveridge Photography

 

This dress is rather light but still has great structure. Lustrous heirloom silk under tiered lace and a soft sweetheart strapless neckline and open back make this a graceful dream gown.

Photo Credit: Loveridge Photography

Photo Credit: Loveridge Photography

 

Want two bridal looks? Remove the train or convert the dress from long to short at the second tier and dance the night away.



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