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Posted in family, fashion, love, photo, photography, photos, random, relationship, Uncategorized, vintage, Wedding, tagged blue, coat, real weddings, velvet, wedd, Wedding, wedding coat, weddings on February 10, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
I think I enjoyed wearing my coat as much as I enjoyed wearing my dress. At what other time are you going to get the opportunity to wear floor length blue velvet? My mother-in-law did an amazing job on the coat and I’ve heard velvet is a very tricky fabric to work with. We both had great fun going to all the fabric shops in Berwick Street in London to choose the velvet and silk for the coat. The plan is to snip the train off the coat so I can use it for special occasions. That will leave quite a lot of velvet to make something out of. What should I do with it do you think? Any suggestions?
I found an advert in a wedding magazine where the model had just the hair I was looking for – semi-formal but romantic and wavy (I have naturally straight hair) and that’s what I went for. The vintage bridal headpiece that I have blogged about previously and I wasn’t sure what to do with became the decoration in my hair. We carefully unclipped the wax flowers from the wiring and entwined them into my hair.
The Victorian boots I bought were really scuffed so I scoured the internet to find London’s best cobbler (no easy task). I went to one of those recommended and he examined my boots and then told me that the leather itself had discoloured and the only way to get them white or cream was to paint over them! It seemed obscene to me to paint over 100 year old leather so I went to another cobblers to get a second opinion. It happened to be just around the corner from where I was living at the time and I’d read that they mended shoes sent to them by the major fashion houses. They took my boots promising to clean them but with no guarantee as to how they’d turn out. A nerve-tingling week later I went to collect them and hurrah they were like new!
They were one of my favourite things to wear at the wedding (and super comfortable) and I was so glad we managed to resurrect these beautiful boots.
Posted in family, love, vintage, Wedding, tagged candy, candy buffet. sweet table, cat, dog, home, house, limoncello, pets, shopping, sweets, thrift, toffee, vintage, Wedding, winter wedding on August 11, 2009 | 2 Comments »
I’m looking after my parents house in Devon while they’re away on holiday – four cats, three fish, one dog and one duck to look after! All these animals make this empty house feel like a home and besides, in a couple of days, my fiancé will be arriving too.
In the meantime, I’ve been keeping myself busy: taking the dog for long walks in the forest, buying cake and flowers from the Women’s Institute, working on a wedding map (more on that later) and trawling the charity shops.
I’ve picked up some great things like these glasses for the limoncello. We’re going for a eclectic mix of old sherry glasses rather than the usual shot glass it is served in. Only 146 more to buy…!
For the candy buffet/sweet table, I also found an apothecary jar. They are surprisingly difficult to come by even in the net and I need about 4 of them. This one is way too small but gives a nice idea of what they will look like filled with sweets. Will have to keep my eyes open and my fingers crossed.
And then there were the many purchases that have nothing to do with the wedding but I thought I’d share with you.
The cherry stoner. I’d never used one before and when I tried it I was amazed at how effective it was. When I told my fiancé he said yes of course he had used one most people had and the next thing I’d been telling him about this marvellous device I’d discovered to remove screws from objects called a screwdriver! The cheek.
These cute little hammers are for breaking up toffee. I doubt I’ll ever need to break up a slab of toffee but I’m a sucker for things in miniature.
And all the wrapping made Tiger the cat very happy indeed.