Yesterday I went to a really special wedding at the gorgeous Meridian House (built 1920).
It was a white wedding and all the guests were requested to wear white.
Now, I am not a petite girl so white does not feature in my wardrobe - especially not anything fancy white. However a couple of months ago I bought a white lace sheath dress online because it was on sale for $25 – well, not only because of that but because I "thought" I would wear it. But, when it came it was obviously a dress belonging to a season other than summer as the lining is some material close to flannelette!! So it was sitting in the packaging it came in until the wedding invitation arrived…..
I "practised" wearing it a couple evenings during the week – in the hope that it would sort of "loosen" up a bit - then I'd be able to eat – and maybe even sit down without it riding high up my fleshy thigh!
That of course brought to attention the issue of whitey-white legs – seriously glow in the dark legs do not look good poking out from a knee length white dress! A friend recommended L'Oreal Sublime Glow and assured me it would neither streak nor turn my legs neon orange… Friday night was spent shaving, exfoliating and slathering. Wow! It can take a lot of time being a female. I'm sure I spent more hours thinking about, and preparing what I was going to wear, than I spent at the wedding!
The ceremony was held in the gardens…. …
A harpist played during the ceremony:
Then there was a reception inside:
Imagine having a room like this!
The hors d'oeuvres table (and bar!) :
The wedding cake (yes, it was a gay wedding):
I stuck with white wine as red wine seemed to assure that there would be no second wearing of the white dress. Yes, at one stage I had two glasses of wine at the same time!
The party favours were a lovely parasol and a little box of chocolates – and one of the organizers asked if I would like to take one of the table flowers …
It was a perfect afternoon for a perfect couple (yes, I checked that it was ok to post their photo):