Friday, 16 August 2013

It must be love, love, love.


Do you think there’s still a Thing about meeting friends online? I kind of think there is, way more so than online dating. I don’t really get it – I’ve never met a boyfriend online (although I’ve been on dates) but Internet Friends? I’ve got dozens. And bloody good ones, too.

You know some of them – you ARE some of them. People like Amy, Sarah or Hayley – we’ve been in each other’s houses, shared our deepest darkest secrets. Sarah invited me to her wedding and we’d only met in person once! It doesn’t matter that we met through a computer – some of my Internet Friends know me better than some of my RL ones. And full disclosure? There are a bunch of people I didn’t meet through the super cool medium of fashion blogging – nope. Much geekier than that. And I’m kind of proud of it.

These girls? I met them on the Bronze Beta message boards. We bonded over a mutual love of Buffy and drinking. Basically, if you like Buffy and drinking, I’ll probably like you. These are my standards. The ladies I was here with, though, were Harry Potter friends. As a bored 18 year old in my first desk job, I quickly discovered there’s a wealth of time to be wasted online and the official Harry Potter board on the WB website was my fave. That was over ten years ago and we still see each other regularly.

But this post isn’t about those internet friends. It’s about this pair. I met James on that HP board too, and we bonded over a mutual love of Simpsons quotes and making fun of stupid people. And when I met his girlfriend Lenny, I kind of fell in love (because she’s one of the BEST ONES). These are the people that travelled all the way from Dundee to Exmouth to hang out with me at uni without us having met in person before. They’re pretty much wonderful, and they got married at the weekend.


Did you know I love a wedding? DID YOU? I do, always, but what I love more than the wedding of one of my best friends is the wedding of TWO of my best friends. Is there anything that can beat that feeling of just ‘I LOVE YOU BOTH SO MUCH AND YOU LOVE EACH OTHER AND YOU ARE BOTH SO HAPPY OH GOD NOW I AM CRYING’. I’m pretty sure there isn’t! And I’m lucky, I get to go through it again in October when two of my other best friends get married. GOD I LOVE WEDDINGS. I think I sometimes come across as a bitter singleton, and sure, Valentine’s Day annoys the crap out of me, but nothing warms my heart more than two people FINDING each other and celebrating that. That’s why I do believe in weddings and I do believe in marriage, because I think it’s a celebration of that love.

James and Lenny’s wedding was just perfect. The ideal combination of happy crying, crazy dancing and red wine. It just made me JOYFUL.

Dress - Red Herring via Debenhams
Blazer c/o Clothing At Tesco
Vivienne Westwood & Melissa shoes of dreams c/o Spartoo

I had a dress panic, and eventually settled on one that I pulled out of the depths of my wardrobe (I last wore it around four years ago!). I’d forgotten how much I love it, and it got so many compliments. Also, I wore these FIT shoes which matched perfectly! Oooh, I love a good match.

Last time I wore my beautiful Vivienne Westwood shoes, they ripped my poor feet to shreds. It was the first outing for this pair, so I gave Compeed’s anti blister stick a go. IT’S AMAZING. That sounds sponsored – it’s not, apparently Boots own brand is also awesome! It saved my poor feet and meant I could wear my beautiful shoes well into the dancing. I just want to tell the world how life changing this stuff is.

It was a wonderful day and a wonderful night and even the hangover wasn’t so bad. I’m so happy for my friends. Love is bloody fabulous.

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15 comments

  1. You look FIT here, Sarah.
    Love from one of your internet friends. xx

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  2. Oh Sarah those shoes. THOSE BLOODY SHOES! THOSE BLOODY SHOES ARE GORGEOUS! You're making me want to add to my viv collection. I adore the bride's wedding dress!
    Sophie
    x

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  3. Lenny looks absolutely gorgeous and so do you. You look SO FIT. Love those shoes with that dress!

    Thank you for my shout-out. I love you even more than Quavers xx

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  4. You look great - your weight loss has been fantastic!

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  5. It really was a lovely day! I totally agree with you about online friends, I have way more virtuals than RLs - but I am somewhat acquainted with the couple-of-the-day! You've caught some great shots here - love the shoes and confetti - and your own shoes caught my eye way back in the carpark! Wish I could cope with heels, they were outstanding.

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  6. I love your wedding outfit, you look amazing! The bride's dress is beautiful too, the nicest one I've seen in a while. I have made so many friends through blogging, and through them I've met their friends, boyfriends and families - it's amazing. x

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  7. I love your dress, and the shoes! Wow!

    If there is a stigma to internet friends I don't think there should be, blogging is so mainstream now its got to be normal surely?!

    The wedding looks absolutely lovely anyway,congrats to the happy couple!

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  8. Looks like a truly fab wedding and your outfit is gorgeous
    Kirsten x

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  9. You look gorgeous! Those shoes are amazing! Ahh I love weddings, I am jealous of how many you have been to recently haha.

    Beth // SansSouci

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  10. This wedding looks lovely, internet friends really are the best, I have been so overwhelmed with the support I have had recently, including you, so thank you lovely :)

    Maria xxx

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  11. *wolf whistles* You looks gorgeous. Buffy and drinking are perfect judges of character. On meeting my boyfriend's mother for the first time, we got very drunk on wine and spent our evening waxing lyrical about the wonderfulnes of Oz and quoting our favourite episodes of each other. Now she says that if Tom breaks up with me, she's taking my side. Result.

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  12. You look so pretty! I love the shoes. Your friend also look so beautiful, I too have made some amazing friends through the online world. Its a great place to meet like minded people xx

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  13. This looks like such an amazing Wedding. You look great! Those shoes are to die for.
    I have so many lovely internet friends through blogging, I think it is great. x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

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  14. You look amazing! And, even as a should-be-very-cynical-soon-to-be-divorcee, I BLOODY LOVE A WEDDING.

    Liz xx

    Distract Me Now Please

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