November 1, 2008 Ring the bells!
Hurrah! I’m off to my friend’s wedding this afternoon. It took me an absolute age to decide what to wear – what do you wear to a November wedding? Considering my (tiny) budget? In the end I bought a long black dress from coast which I could wear a million times again. To tone it down – and jazz it up – i’ve got a cropped green cardi, a massive teal flower pin, and purple tights and shoes. Sounds kind of hideous but i think – i hope – it works. Anyway I guess it’s not really important what I look like, just being there will be fantastic!
The bride is a girl from my church. I’ve known her since I was about three so she feels a bit like a cousin. I’m so excited to see all the details she’s chosen. Her dress has been made by her mum, as have the bridesmaid dresses, but her veil was a bargain at just £15. Which is brilliant! Apparently it’s a giant churchy one too.
Another thing I can’t wait to see is the flowers. They haven’t gone overboard with traditional, super expensive flowers. But she’s got blue hydrangeas and ivory roses in her bouquet which sounds like a dream combination to me. And she’s got thistles in the flower displays – and hopefully in the guys’ buttonholes as well. Another brilliant idea.
Right. I’ve got forty five minutes to get completely ready, so I’d better make a start. And hydrangeas being one of my favourite flowers of all time, I’ll leave you with a picture or two of them to brighten your day. I’m really sorry I can’t credit them because they’ve been hanging around in my inspiration folder for so long I’ve forgotten where I’ve found them.