I’ve got a big birthday coming up. I’m just psyched to be turning 21 *ahem* ok, 40…. so I reckon I’ll be needing a gold sequin dress for the multiple awesome celebrations planned.
Magpie-like, I clocked something sparkling as I drove past The Wedding Boutique in Worthing so down I trotted to check it out one morning this week. Oh boy, it was so much fun in there. Like being a contestant on Strictly without the terrifying performances. They have rainbow racks of cocktail dresses and long gowns and I found the perfect gold disco frock for a 40 year old florist’s birthday fun times! Let me know if you need a Saturday girl, The Wedding Boutique, it’s heaven in there.
I do love being part of people’s weddings. I love the thought that people put into it and the emotions of the thing. Life’s big occasions should be marked; ritual is important. So are parties.
A glorious post popped up this morning with 100 Years of Wedding Fashion. It’s a superb way to fritter away a bit of time. Photos from Cosmo magazine.
Check out these fern bouquets from 1916.
And these bridesmaid’s skirts from 1928. LOVE.
Elizabeth Taylor’s fabulous hair flowers from her first wedding to Richard Burton
And most movingly, this one of an East German bride and her parents who had not been given permission to attend her wedding in West Germany. It’s a day when we really miss the people we wish were there.
And finally, here’s a considerably thinner Byrd & Spry on my own wedding day in 2002, taking a deep breath before…
…and exhaling after!
So long, lovers!