Sunday, September 21, 2008

A wedding in the bush

Yesterday we went to a friend's wedding, that was in the bush. It was beautiful - I think when I get married, I would also like it to be in the outdoors. Perhaps on the beach, barefoot, flowers in the hair, and carrying some killer heels in one hand...

The dress code was 'warm, neat and casual'. This was a source of some consternation for me... What exactly is neat casual? In the end I settled for a dress (in my books, this is casual, as I virtually always wear a dress). Seamed stockings, ankle boots and (luckily) a warm coat, as it did get very very very cold.


The dress is this amazing creation, that I purchased a few months ago as a secondhand/vintage item. I'm pretty sure it was once a two piece blouse/skirt set, that was lovingly crafted into a dress (there are home-made seams with different coloured thread where they joined the top & bottom, and also where they cut the old sleeves off). Someone who is a far better seamstress than I created this, and then let their beautiful work go out into the world, where it found me.. and I couldn't be happier. This has become one of my favourite dresses. I love the ruffles on the chest and skirt, and there's gorgeous vintage gold buttons.



Ah, I look so tired in these. We were in too much of a rush to take photos before we left, so these were hurriedly taken when we got home at 1am, it shows too.


heartofpearl♥ said...

what an adorable dress!! i love the ruffles and floral. I need to find a dress suited for spring/summer asap!

esme and the lane way said...

I absolutely love this dress. Neat casual?! That's new to me! I think you looked great. :)

Skye said...

That's a lovely dress - perfect for a bush wedding!

PS. I have tagged you on my blog today...

StrikeMatch said...

This dress is so beautiful. I love handmade items, they always make you feel special.

a cat of impossible colour said...

I LOVE that dress. The colour is so warm and lovely.

I have linked you :)

thevintageyear said...

Heartofpearl: I love ruffles and floral too! Good luck in your search for the perfect warm weather dress...

Esme: I see the dresscode neat casual all the time, I find the idea of being neat and casual somewhat disturbing :)

Skye: yes I blended in with the gumtrees quite well I think. Thanks for tagging me!

Strikematch: I always wonder about the people that made them, and think about how clever they must be (if only I knew who they were!)

A cat of impossible colour: thanks for linking me :)

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