Thursday, 7 June 2018

Take Three Thursday - Wedding Bell Memories

In an effort to notice more of the ordinary in my life, I have decided to share what I have noticed this week in Take Three Thursday.   The idea is to take 1 - 3 photos that are linked some how; by theme, by colour, by date, by moment,  by points of view. There is no formal link in but please feel free to join in.    What have you noticed this week?  

See what these ladies have found:
Eileen at A Bracelet of Days 
Maggie at Farmer's Wife Day by Day

This week what I am noticing or more to the point, remembering, all things from my wedding.  Today is our wedding anniversary.  We both have the day off work to do a little celebrating together.  I was recently sorting through boxes & came across a "wedding memories"  box.  Treasures to be found.

The first memory find was the pattern of my wedding dress; I had it made & the lady who made the dress had a whole box of possible patterns, I chose this one because it was quite simple & the dressmaker had made before.  We also used the same pattern for my one & only attendant.   The dressmaker had more of a challenge making BF's dress than mine, since my BF lives in Calgary so wasn't present for any of the fittings, it was all done with exacting measurements. BF flew in the day before the wedding so only thing left on her dress was to hem it.   The dressmaker had 5 weeks to make my dress & BF's dress.  


 
The second memory box find is the lace fabric for the yolk & sleeves of my dress & the green print fabric for BF's dress yolk & sleeve cuffs.  I really wanted her in pink but she refused, so we settled on green (a good colour for her) with pink flowers in the pattern on the yolk.  If we were going to have a big wedding I would definitely have gone for a dress that was like a big meringue, I love wedding dresses, but ours was a very simple, not long in the planning style, so something simple but still with lace.  I felt a princess wearing my dress.  Today I measured the cummerbund that I wore & it was 27" around!  Could I wear my dress today, sure but not that cummerbund!



The third & fourth memory find is of the veil & bouquet - I didn't wear a hat, but a "Juliet cap" borrowed from a friend,  I purchased, a finger tip length veil with lace edging to match the dress, I really liked it, it was rather frothy.  I carried a combination of pink roses, white stephanotis, & pink lilies.  The florist  also made a smaller silk floral memory bouquet of the flowers I carried that day.  It's a little crushed now.  BF carried a bouquet of pink carnations & white stephanotis flowers.  I was getting my pink in,  in what ever way I could (lol). 



Oh such wonderful memories.  Let's drink to love today, maybe some pink champagne!

8 comments:

  1. Congratulations to both of you on your anniversary.

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    1. Thank you Eileen. No cake, no champagne but still lots of celebrating :)

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    1. Thank you. Nothing wild in celebration & unfortunately the champagne got put on hold.

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  3. Happy Anniversary! Sweet memories of the beginning of your marriage :)

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    1. Thanks, I remember Oprah's counsel of preparing not just for a the day but the marriage.

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  4. Happy Anniversary! Your story brought back memories of our wedding and its preparations.

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    1. Thank you. Wedding Day memories are sweet (for the most part).

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