Friday, April 29, 2011

Fascinating Fascinators!

This was an exciting day in Great Britain and all over the world! Prince William, next in line to be King of England, married a lovely lady named Catherine Middleton. Also known as Wills and Kate, the couple took their vows while millions watched in person, on TV and even on the internet.

We were delighted to see the excitement among staff and students here at Marsh School. We even learned a new word! Our own Molly arrived this morning wearing something beautiful on her head. She proudly explained that her mom had made it for her... and it was NOT a hat. The lovely pink piece is called a fascinator! Mrs. Stanton didn't even know this new word! Once we learned that Ms. Scott, the district guidance counselor, was also dressed to celebrate the Royal Wedding, we insisted that the two pose together for a Royal Photograph. Ms. Scott is wearing a spectacular tiara. Her shirt shows the flag of Great Britain where she was born and raised.

So, what exactly is a fascinator? Modern fascinators are commonly made with feathers, flowers or beads. They attach to the hair by a comb, headband or clip. They are particularly popular at premium horse-racing events, such as the Grand National and the Melbourne Cup. Brides may choose to wear them as an alternative to a bridal veil or hat, particularly if their gowns are non-traditional.


Anonymous said...

love the blog ;0

Anonymous said...

Couldn't be more proud of our Molly! Love you so much, Mol!

Anonymous said...

Love the new blog. Well done!

Anonymous said...

Couldn't be more proud of our Molly! Love you so much, Mol! Love, uncle Barry, chuchee bin, Jack and Caroline

Anonymous said...

I love the picture of me and miss.Scott.


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