Friday, 14 June 2013

I am secretly in love with everyone that I grew up with.


I honestly don’t think I could have been more excited about Rich & Charley’s wedding last Saturday if it had been my own. For the last couple of months I’ve been thinking about what to wear, what to do with my hair, etc. I even had June as a landmark by which to lose 2 stone (which I almost did – just one pesky pound to go!). But honestly, apart from the M25 nearly ruining everything which meant I had to get my dress on in a pub toilet, the day couldn’t have gone better.

I bloody love weddings. I’ve only realised recently just how many I go to – it’s a lot! 2013 is a record though, as I have five over the next six months. Insane. But they represent so many things that I love. Catching up with friends, having a dance, dressing up in a fancypants outfit and watching two people celebrate being in love is pretty much as good as it gets, to me – and I must confess that I heartily approve of any events that encourage drinking wine all day.

The weather on Saturday was stunning, so we spent a lot of the day outside, drinking champagne and exploring the grounds. Cain Manor is absolutely stunning – I kind of wanted to sneak away and take blog photos in every spot! As it was, I settled for hiding at the other side of the Manor with Sha to take some quick shots. I’m glad I did though, as all the other photos of me are... er... well, remember that comment about drinking wine all day?

I’ve been talking about wearing this dress for a while, and I did feel lovely in it. Stripes aren’t something I wear very much, but the clever design of this meant that it was super flattering. Also, despite the full skirt, it was totally windproof! NO PANTS FOR YOU, WORLD. It got lots of compliments though – my friends and I all admit that one of our favourite parts of weddings is seeing what all the girls are wearing, not just the bride! My Vivienne Westwood Melissa shoes got lots of oooohs, too... but they were kind of crucifying my feet by the time dinner rolled around. If I wear them again, I’m definitely pre-applying plasters to my feet. Ouch! It’s a shame, as the height was kind of perfect.

Necklace - Ernest Jones

I spent about an hour trying to make my hair look shiny and wavy, and I think I succeeded, although I must confess that it looked better the next day! Doing the perfect glossy waves still eludes me a little, but I’ll get there. Also, my false eyelashes stayed on all day, which I think is a record.

Honestly, it was the best day. Crazy dancing (check out Duncan's moves on Vine), drinking games and all sorts – but it was over so fast. Sunday was spent tucked up in bed with a hangover, and now I’m fully recovered for the next wedding in August!

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13 comments

  1. The last picture is a girl after my own heart. Wine? YES PLEASE! Adore the viv shoes Sarah - they are gorgeous and make me want to add to my collection. Bad news for my bank account!
    Sophie
    x

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  2. I absolutely adore the books. And this whole wedding looks beautiful. As does your dress. And your SHOES. Wonderful post, it made me happy reading it :D

    Sarah x

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  3. Pure class, pure class. Looking fabulous madam glad you had a lovely time.

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  4. Oh wow I love the literary theme of the wedding! And old Penguin covers? *swoon*

    Love your dress, I like how it's not just a safe floral number. Can't wait until more of my friends get married so I can wear pretty dresses and drink wine all day. Something to look forward to after our student days!

    x

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  5. This wedding looks amazing, the literary theme is such a good idea. I love your outfit - especially the shoes even if they weren't very comfortable. One of my friends got married last weekend and the weather was so perfect for it. x

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  6. What a gorgeous literary wedding. Looks like you had lots of fun (boo to shoe ache) and your dress is ace! x

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  7. Looks like a lovely wedding! I wore a pair of Vivenne Westwood Melissa on my wedding day and they were so comfortable... until the reception. I was a tacky bare foot bride!

    xoxo
    Rachel

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  8. I'm in love with the bride's dress!

    heartattack-andwine.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. loving the book favours, right up my street. Only two of my close mates are married at the moment and I can't wait for everyone to start tying the knot in a few years time. I'm going to wear some nude tights with my Viv shoes in a bid to stop rubbing x

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  10. The books look amazing! Fantastic idea!! Great shots - it is so interesting to read about a wedding! Loved this post! :)
    theemeralddove21.blogspot.com

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  11. LOVE the old Penguin books. *squirrels away idea*

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  12. You look beautiful — and I love the idea of a book-themed wedding! x

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  13. Love this dress - looks so great on you. The literary wedding details are hands down amazing. Love it. I bloody love weddings too. I love that I am entering the part of my life where I am going to attend lots of weddings (second half of twenties!).

    Sans Souci

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