International Talk Like a Pirate Day be a parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol' Chumbucket) n' Mark Summers (Cap'n Slappy), of Albany, Oregon. They proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pyrate. The holiday, n' its observance, springs from a romanticized view of the Golden Age of Piracy.
This year arrrr newest krewe member of Pirate Fashions, Lady Death Pool , who be born on Sep 19, decided to get married on Talk Like a Pirate Day as well. So we hooked her up with a small pirate ship, the Raven, fer her wedding at the Rotary Riverfront Park on the Hillsbourgh River in Temple Terrace. Key elements of a good Pirate Wedding arrr: Pirate Ship or boat, Pirate Wedding Vows, Sword Arch, Rum Cake or Cupcake, firing of Black Powder Cannon or firearms, all the friend n' family in pirate garb.
She be wearing arrrr Corset Dress in white with a red duchess skirt. White wedding dresses where not at all popular until Queen Victoria got married in a white dress in 1840. Before that time, women just wore their finest dress, red gowns embroidered with gold or silver being particularly popular. At the time, wearing a white gown was considered too impractical as it would easily get dirty.