Tuesday, October 19, 2010

So much love and it's everywhere

Isn't this fabulous? Its my uber-stylish friend Nat who was married on the Saturday just gone. The dress is Chanel, the tights are Wolford and ...

...her phenomenal shoes are Pierre Hardy. It was a wonderful wedding, although Saturday was an unseasonably cold day for Sydney in October. I had to re-think my wardrobe entirely and alas, did not wear my orange dress.

Instead I wore a pearl colored Armani dress and a velvet coat I got in the Salvation Army on Third Avenue for ten dollars last March. My partner in crime wore his Good Suit. He had been very busy decorating the car (which was used to transport the gorgeous bride to the ceremony).

While he measured white ribbon, much industry was being undertaken in our bathroom.

It was all very lovely. We had both had fiendishly busy weeks and usually our Saturday mornings are filled with chores, exhaustion or, in the worst case scenario, more work. Driving out to a heritage harbour homestead and watching a simple and very meaningful wedding ceremony was a lovely tonic. The ceremony was beautiful and the food included fish and chips (which I haven't shut up about. They were glorious.) Best of all, the wedding cake wasn't big and lumpy and marzipan infested but small and dainty and festooned with stars:
The bride made them all herself, the day before the wedding! She said they helped keep her calm. Another lovely feature of the wedding was Mary's shoes:

Aren't they fabulous? Mary is a friend of the groom and she bought these shoes for the wedding. She wouldn't have been able to if I had seen them first. Nat's sister Nic also had some excellent shoes - a pair of Chie Maharas that she snapped up on sale for 75% 0ff.

I cried during the ceremony because true love and kindness always makes me cry. While I reached for my hankie I thought how every couple's wedding is their own personal history that they share with their friends and family. Everyone's is different. What is the best wedding you've been to? If you're married, what's was your wedding like? Was there cake?