Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainer III of Monaco, April 19 1956.

“The Swan,” starring Grace Kelly, released April 25 1956, a movie of how the young Princess Alexandra falls in love with another man while her family urges her to marry the Prince Albert.


a thank you/love letter.

Six years ago, we stumbled into a little town in Maine called Storybrooke. We fought dragons, traveled through realms, defeated curses, found happy endings, and most importantly, we fell in love with possibly the most screwed up family tree in the history of the world.

Like for most of the fandom today, it’s been a really, really long week. We went from celebrating a wonderful wedding to feeling like the world had been abruptly yanked out from underneath our feet the next morning. This week has felt like it’s been leading up to a funeral and I’ve never been more heartbroken or devastated. And I know, for many fans, this finale is the end. 

I’ve been in plenty of fandoms and loved just as many shows as before OUAT came into my life and there will be probably more to come after. What I can’t imagine is anything else having so much of my heart as this show does. I’ve been incredibly lucky to have met many of the cast and long after this, I’ll always respect, support, and love them in their future endeavors as they deserve and I hope you all will too. 

The people I’ve met, the experiences I’ve had, and the journey I’ve been on has made this show mean more to me than I’ve ever known before. To a lot of people outside of the fandom life, it’s just a show, it’s just a character, it’s just a movie, whatever. Never let anyone tell you that something as simple as a show can’t inspire the very best in people; or even worse, that they aren’t real. These characters were real, their relationships were real, their stories were real and they changed every single one of our lives.

Thank you to this spectacular cast of Ginnifer, Josh, Jennifer, Colin, Jared, Lana, Rebecca, Emilie, and Robert for everything they’ve given us. Thank you to the enormous supporting cast of actors and behind the scenes crew from Vancouver to LA.

And finally, thanks to you, our followers. We have had lots, lots of ups and downs in this fandom throughout the years, but one thing we’ve all agreed with and never wavered on is our love for this show. Storybrooke Mirror has been here since day one and we will continue to be long after it’s over. Whether or not you’ll be with us in Season 7, please do what makes you happy. And never forget the most important thing that OUAT taught us: there is always hope.

found this funny (and very sad) from a C$ shipper:

WHAT FAIRYTALE? Do you mean this?


I want to laugh but also cry. Now, I’m NOT making fun of her grandmas— it is a lovely, modest, virginally perfect dress for the PERIOD —I’m just highlighting the fact this is a dress well suited to represent a specific time period and a certain message, from where women couldn’t really have a voice or autonomy. Emma is being molded to suit the fantasies of an old fashioned (medieval even?) man, so where’s the “modern fairytale” if all we’re seeing is Emma continue to transform into a Stepford Wife?

And not even to mention Grace Kelly was forced by her husband to renounce to everything that was her passion. She tried divorcing her “prince un-charming” but she couldn’t or else she would be losing her rights to her children! But of course they would be praising Grace Kelly for marrying into royalty and living a Disney Princess’ little dream? More like an embellished nightmare— as is C$.

Oh Lord… these poor, lost souls don’t know any better.


jenmorrisonlive: Day 101: Emma’s wedding gown! So much love and thought went into this dress. Just as #onceuponatime pulls from fairytales and literature - for the wedding, Eddy, Adam, Edwardo, and I felt it would be wonderful to pull from the real life fairytale of Grace Kelly. It is a dress that represents the elegance and simplicity of classic timeless strength mixed with the delicacy of feminity and vulnerability. It is the ultimate balance that Emma has been fighting for throughout the 6 seasons. A wholeness. A balance. Not all one thing or another - But rather, a moment that is genuinely, truly, authentically her without barriers and walls. A woman surrounded by people she loves and is loved by, willing to fight to protect them all as well as herself. The joy of a timeless balance. So honored to wear such a beautiful gown. Edwardo and his team created a piece of art once again. The perfect way to end this round of #101smiles #emmaswan #wedding #uglyducklings

(via Instagram)


Live with Kelly and Ryan (May 04, 2017): Lana’s interview (It starts at 28:30)


For all those still complaining about how ‘Emma’s dress just doesn’t suit her’ and blah blah blah here is Jen’s own words about it. I suggest you go onto her Instagram page and see the rest of the pictures. She was heavily involved and completely in love with the design.


I very, very rarely complain about OUAT. It is my show, it is my great, epic tv love. So, as much as I hate to do it, I need to vent…

So, now that the promo photo of Emma’s wedding dress has sunk in, I must say that it slightly…bothers me that Emma’s dress looks almost identical to Grace Kelly’s. Not that there’s anything wrong with it, mind you, it’s a gorgeous dress.
In fact, I believe my original reaction upon seeing the dress was OH MY GOD GRACE KELLY, and I freaked out. I loved it. But that’s just it…I loved the dress and recognized it as Grace Kelly. Grace Kelly wore it first. So, it feels like it’s already been done, because it has been done.

However, in creating Princess Emma of Misthaven/The Enchanted Forest, Once Upon A Time essentially created a brand new, completely original Disney princess. She is Princess Emma.

But by putting her in a replica of Grace Kelly’s wedding dress (however stunning of a replica it is, because seriously, like everything Eduardo does, it’s spot-on), Emma doesn’t even get her own perfect, original, princess wedding dress. It’s essentially another Princess’s wedding dress, or at least heavily inspired by. With this wedding, there was a chance to do something entirely original, but they chose to revisit a gown–however beautiful and timeless–from the 1950′s.

If there’s only one thing that I don’t like about this wedding, it’s that. Princess Emma doesn’t get to be Princess Emma of Misthaven at her own wedding, she’s styled after Princess Grace of Monaco.

Will it ruin the wedding for me? No, of course not–MY OTP IS GETTING MARRIED. Does it make an occasion that could have been entirely one-of-a-kind seem slightly less original, even by the tiniest increment? Yeah, a little.

And, if I’m being entirely honest, I half expected feathers. Like mother, like daughter, no?