Hahahahah – Its been a while…..
So I’m sitting in the cinema about six months before we get married watching ‘Father of the Bride’ you know the one I mean, the one with Steve Martin in it where his daughter is getting married and they hire Franc the wedding planner, So anyway, at the end she comes out in this what I think is a stunning gown and I just sit and stare at the screen in disbelief, Then I hear the words come out of my mouth quite loudly ill admit (baring in mind future hubby to be is sat at the side of me) SHE’S GOT MY DRESS ON hmmmmm perhaps not the best thing to say hahahahaha.
Sooooo if you’re not familiar with the film or not even old enough to know the film ….my dress… It was Ivory with a beautiful sweetheart neckline, delicate lace sleeves and a full ballgown skirt oh and a lovely train I’m swooning just thinking about her , we got her from Laura Ashley I remember it was £250 (thanks daddy) (ohhhhh very posh I hear you say).
Fast forward 25 years and I find it hidden in the back of our garage in what I can only be described as a mouse chewed bag, I was heart broken. Not only about its packaging but the dress didn’t quite stand up to how I remembed it. Yes it had a lovely sweetheart neck as I think you can see in the pic on the previous blog, yes it had fabulous lace sleeves and it came down to a v below my tummy button, but OMG that’s the only good thing I can say about it lol. It was COTTON! It wasn’t Ivory It was a nasty shade of white! (yes I know before you say anything) I mean what’s that all about? My beautiful ball gown was no bigger than an A-line at best, my fabulous long train!! where was it? it didn’t even have one that’s where it was lol. It was awful I’m still in shock lol however it must’ve rocked my world because on the 11th of July 1992 I walked down the isle of the church to meet my forever prince #yeahrighto ha ha ha ha
The things we do for Love!