Friday, 17 June 2011

You make me wanna pick up a guitar and celebrate the myriad ways that I love you.


You know, when it rains in ITALY, it’s still warm, so really not that bad. Unlike you, ENGLAND. With your constant drizzle and your coldness and did NO ONE TELL YOU IT WAS JUNE? I am choosing to believe this horrific weather is just to get all the rain out of the clouds (yeah, I totally understand how science works) before Glastonbury. RIGHT?

Basically the only day it didn’t rain at all in Tuscany was, fortuitously, the day my friend got married! (Seriously – thunderstorms and torrential rain on Friday. Thunderstorms and torrential rain on Sunday. Saturday? Blazing sunshine. Thank you, Mother Nature!)

It was one of my favourite ever weddings – partly because it went on for three days (on the Sunday, we all met up in the afternoon and played drinking games and then went swimming at midnight) – but also because it was really small and intimate, so we all got to spend loads of time with the bride. And didn’t she look beautiful?


I was kept busy at the wedding – not only did Jo ask me to take photographs (figuring, sensibly, that I’d be doing this anyway, as would our friend Russell who is way better at this type of thing than I am) but I also did her hair. Which meant I didn’t have very much time to sort myself out – luckily I’d planned what I was going to wear and do with my hair in advance, really! And I wore… THIS!

Dress – Warehouse
Shoes – Matalan
Jewellery – 21st birthday present!

It’s a silk dress from Warehouse (seriously, I have developed such a Warehouse habit without even realising it – almost all my favourites are from there!) and it’s been languishing in my wardrobe for two years, with the tags on. I adore it – I think the colours are incredible - but it’s always been snug, and there was quite a lengthy, pre-Where Are My Knees period where I couldn’t do it up (I’m pretty sure that in the post-Italy period, this also stands). It fit well, but was ever so small on top, yet again!


The dress was a good option for a hot-weather wedding because it was so strappy and light, but by the time the wedding was over, and we’d eaten our five course, four hour lunch, it was feeling an awful lot tighter and I was dying to get it off. But as we had an hour to rest before the wedding reception, my friends and I had an outfit change. I love an outfit change! But you, my friends, will have to wait for that until next week (and it’s not from Warehouse!).

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18 comments

  1. tell me about it! england is so annoying.

    your friend looks beautiful, so do you! and that little name thing is so cute.



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  2. What a beautiful wedding! Love the colours in your dress xx

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  3. Eeep I like warm rain haha, feels quite weird and humid though! Gorgeous photos, your friend looks absolutely beautiful. Tuscany looks like such a pretty place. And of course you look hawt in your dress and matching nails! xx

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  4. It looks so beautiful! I love the dress on you too, the colours are beautiful!

    Maria xxx

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  5. it all looks so lovely! and so lucky with the weather too. love the little name tag, aw! x

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  6. I LOVE that Interpol song <3
    (Also, you and the bride both look so pretty! :))

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  7. Oh my goodness this wedding looks so perfect! I hate that weddings are often so hierarchical. Unless your in the wedding party ie a bridesmaid you barely get to speak to the bride or groom at all. This sounds much much nicer - a genuinely lovely day with friends and family.

    Also your dress is awesome.

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  8. Oh this looks like such a lovely wedding. The intimate ones are always the best, they're more about spending time with the couple and less about the silly showy-ness of big weddings x

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  9. Beautiful photos :) I agree the weather is awful its supposed to be June! Feels more like November
    :( X

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  10. Ahh that looks like such a lovely place to get married in! You look lovely Sarah, the dress is so pretty.

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  11. wow, such a lovely place, dress and wedding!!
    x

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  12. Wow, these are such gorgeous photos :) Seriously makes me crave a holiday..

    You look lovely - the colours of your dress are stunning. I look forward to seeing your outfit change soon!

    This post has got me quite excited actually, because my best friend has just announced her engagement, & they are seriously considering having their wedding in Italy.. Eee how exciting!

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  13. Wow it looks like such a beautiful wedding! I love your dress Sarah, purple really suits you :)
    Sophie
    x

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  14. Gorgeous pictures bb! After these & The Hangover 2, I have a sudden urge to get married, now to find a groom... LOL

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  15. What a gorgeous post - the wedding looked amazing. I completely adore those place settings - so cute x

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  16. What a gorgeous wedding. It looks so laidback and intimate, and the setting is stunning. Love the parasol!

    You look fabulous too, obviously. The colours of your dress really suit you and the shoes are a perfect match! x

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  17. That looks like a beautiful wedding. The view must have been so breathtaking.

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