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L.M. Montgomery's Wedding Clothes
Montgomery's wedding dress

Because of the financial success of Anne of Green Gables (1908) in particular, Montgomery was able to afford to order many of the clothes for her trousseau from Montreal and Toronto. The wedding dress was made by Margaret Bulman (nee Stewart) of New Glasgow, Prince Edward Island, a noted seamstress. In the summer of 1911, while the parcels of dresses and suits arrived, excitement ran high at Park Corner, the home of Montgomery's cousins, the Campbells, from whose parlor she was to be married on 5 July 1911. Someone, probably her beloved cousin Frederica, took pictures of Maud in many of her new dresses and Maud later pasted them in the scrapbook along with swatches of fabric.

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The wedding dress is an elegant creation of "white-silk crepe de soie with tunic of chiffon and pearl bead trimming" (SJ,II,64). Everything about the fabric and design suggests softness and quiet dignity. The dress is owned by the Lucy Maud Montgomery Birthplace and is housed in the winter months in the Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum. Montgomery glues a piece of her wedding bouquet into the .

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