Welcome along to my 4th I'll show you mine - held every Thursday, right here on my blog! So far, we've shown off our fridges, handbags, buggies/pushchairs and this week folks, I want to see your wedding dress and accessories!! Of course, I'll hold my part of the bargain and flash you a few pics of mine. If you've not got married but you still want to join in (please do!) then just flash us a pic of a dress you've worn as a bridesmaid, or to a wedding, a ball, or just your favourite dress if you like!! All you have to do is post your photos on your blog, not forgetting to link up to my blog and tweet me as well so I can retweet and come and have a nosey! Oh... leave a comment here as well, that's always a good way to jog my memory to check out your blog!
Right! Here we go -I'll throw as many pics of it as I think I can get away with! I'll warn you now that I was never going to be a "traditional" or "white wedding" kinda gal...
Here I am with my hubby Pete having just got out of our wonderful wedding car. That was so much fun to ride in! A very jerky bumpy noisy ride, but a real experience!
Flashing a bit of leg! Do you like my shoes? They are so wonderful.
I love my wedding outfit because I have actually used quite a few bits of it again - the shoes have been to every single wedding I've been to since, and I love that. It feels really special. They are true wedding shoes. I got married in them and I've seen all my friends who have been married since get married whilst I'm wearing them. They feel like walking history to me. They are Irregular Choice and only cost about £40. As well as being eye-catching, for heels they are also surprisingly comfortable and easy to wear. This is coming from a lady who rarely wears heels!
My facinator was another bargain, only about £12 I think from Debenhams. Again, this has gone to quite a few weddings since. It's very comfy- I was able to wear it all day forgetting it was there. With the kind of dress I had, I vail wouldn't have been appropriate. The black pearl necklace was my "something borrowed" - my mum's. My little lace gloves are, I'll admit, a little Madonna, but I still love them. They added a touch of glamour. Do you like my make-up and nails? Did them myself.. I was happy with the result!
My bouquet was all thanks to my Mum. The lace is antique lace that had been in the family a long time. I believe my Great Grandmother on my Father's side made it herself. My Mum dyed it black to go with my outfit. She arranged the flowers herself and they came from her garden. I adored it and think she did a brilliant job. I still have it after Mum dried it for me. A precious memory.
I just realised I haven't actually talked about my dress itself yet. It was from Debenhams and cost £60. Cheap for a wedding dress!! I think it was actually in their bridesmaid dress section, but I don't care. It was the third dress I tried on and I knew it was what I wanted. I teamed it with a bolero which was also from Debenhams at £30. As I have quite big boobs and can't go without a bra, I was worried I would be flashing bra at people all throughout my wedding. Not something I mind too much on a normal day, if a top pulls down a little. But I didn't want to scare elderly relatives on my wedding day. I searched eBay day and night for a suitable vest to pop underneath my dress after not being able to find anything suitable in shops. I knew I wanted something that didn't look like a vest, I wanted it to look like it was meant to be there. This one was second hand via eBay (originally Dorothy Perkins) and cost me 99p! No-one ever guessed it wasn't part of my dress.
Underneath my dress I had a huge red net petticoat to pad it out. That cost me £30 I think from Dolly Dagger.
So, there we have it! I think that's enough pictures of the dress and accessories, before your mind blows or you fall asleep from wedding dress induced boredom! I suppose if I were to sum up what I wore, I would call it budget glamour! I love the fact that my outfit didn't break the bank, but I still felt I stood out as the bride and was the most glamorous there. I truly felt like a million dollars that day.
Now.. it's your turn! Grab the badge if you wish (to the right) and link back. I can't wait to see what everyone else wore!
PS - next week I'll be showing you my favourite piece of jewellery. Hope you'll join in!