Today is our tenth wedding anniversary.
I thought I'd get out my wedding dress and have a look at it for the first time since that day.
We went shopping together in John Lewis, and chose a pattern and fabric. I knew I wanted something simple - and the lines on this number, along with the detailing of the covered buttons seemed just right. It has been mentioned (on more than one occasion) that those buttons took quite some time to make.
|Lovely covered buttons|
My one contribution was to make a simple fur lined wrap, with a few beads sewn on for extra sparkle.
The wrap was an after thought I decided to make, once I stopped to think about just how freezing cold Durham gets in the winter. (To be honest, the place is pretty cold most of the year - and in my mind at least, there was snow on the ground for several months at a time when I used to live there as a student.)
I don't know if I'll ever be asked to make a wedding dress - I guess I have three people who might potentially put in a request at some point in the future. If I do get asked, I know who I'll be asking for help.
Today has been lovely. The girls enjoyed looking at my dress, and trying on the shoes and the veil. Actually, they loved that bit. Show me a little girl who doesn't like dressing up.
Beautiful flowers being delivered to the door and special treats as a family.
And, some child free time ahead to celebrate. Bliss.