Parachute wedding dress, currently in the Smithsonian. From their website: In August 1944, Hensinger, a B-29 pilot, and his crew were returning from a bombing raid when their engine caught fire. After bailing out of the plane, Hensinger used the parachute as a pillow and blanket as he waited to be rescued. He later proposed to his girlfriend Ruth in 1947, offering her the material for a gown.

ornamentedbeing: “ c. 1947 NMAH Smithsonian: This wedding dress was made from a nylon parachute that saved the groom’s life during World War II. Claude Hensinger, a pilot, and his crew, were.

This actually looks amazing!  Parachute Wedding Decor - Amber DeForest Uses Canopies for Interior Design (VIDEO)

Parachute Wedding Decor

savetheideas: This parachute ceiling is GORGEOUS! This bride rented a parachute for only 35 dollars and it looks stunning, almost like a Sperry tent. The parachute looks so elegant…I can’t stand it!

SilkDamask : The Parachute Wedding Dress and World War II Era Brides

SilkDamask : The Parachute Wedding Dress and World War II Era Brides

Chibi Wedding Cake Topper with Dog and Parachutes / Wedding Centerpiece by Naboko Studio

Chibi Wedding Cake Topper with Dog and Parachutes / Wedding Centerpiece by Naboko Studio

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