Friday, 12 August 2011

the wedding

Get comfy, there are lots of pictures coming.

So my brother and his new wife have now tied the knot. It was the loveliest, handmade, gorgeous, casual, friendly, happy wedding. They have a great bunch of friends and have terrific values. I wish them a wonderfully happy life together.

You are a patient bunch, I have been teasing you with talk of the wedding dress I was making for many months. But finally I can show you - doesn't she look gorgeous! Thank you Anna for trusting me to make your dress, I whipped up a couple of bridesmaid dresses too (thank goodness my girls are still small!)

There was lots and lots of twirling, and a little sulking too.

They grew their own sunflowers, made booze and cordials, the brides Mum did all the flowers for the tables, friends made them bunting (miles of it), my Mum knitted the flower napkin rings, relatives sourced crockery and dressing up outfits for the children's yurt (we had great fun in there) and friends made cakes. It was all so special.

We had a tractor ride around the farm and got to feed some pigs, I got to wear my dress, the children danced to the best busker in town and it was all so magical as the darkness fell. Such a happy day.

Thank you Mr and Mrs for making it such a wonderful day, now enjoy some rest!! (There are more pictures over there too if you fancy a nose.) 

Have a great weekend, and stay safe out there. Lets hope we've seen the last of the trouble over here in the UK. x



  1. That looks like everything a wedding should be (I'd put the should in bold, but I don't know how to). All three dresses look great, and I love all the done-out-of-love bespoke touches, especially the fab napkin rings. It will be a day you will all look back on with great fondness and fantastic memories! Congratulations to the happy couple!

  2. This looks like a lovely wedding! And so well done on the dresses. They look great! I like the bunting, too. And the table settings!

  3. YES! Looks like it was a wonderful day! Yellow shoes... amazing! Congrats sis and new brother-in-law!

  4. What a wonderful day. The dress looks amazing and your girls twirl so fantastically. Well done to all of you.

  5. OMG Colette you are AMAZING!!
    Not that I doubted for a second that the dress would be anything other than beautiful. Yours too looked stunning.
    So glad the day was so special for you all and congrats to your brother and his new wife. xx

  6. wow you have done awesome work of the dress!! gorgeous!! this is how i think a wedding should be so special and personal!! i love every deatil well done to everyone involved!!

    we done something simular and i wouldnt have changed it i loved how my wedding had handmade aspects.

    p.s the yellow flowers and shoes rock!

  7. woohoo! The long awaited dress...and DEFINITELY worth the sooo lovely! Waht a talent you are. And those shoes..LOVE them :)
    It looks like such a magical day..a yurt full of fairy dresses, crochet flower napkin many beautiful personal touches...definintely a day to remember. thankyou so much for sharing the magic :)x

  8. Thank you for sharing these special memories.
    the dresses are fantastic and I just LOVE the napkin rings

  9. What a beautiful wedding day. The beginning of forever. Love your dress, love those shoes, love the cakes, the dress up area, the wedding dress, the sunflowers, oh so pretty, and relaxed and perfect. Thank you so much for sharing. What wonderful memories and everyone involved in the making of them.

  10. Colette, your blog put a massive smile on my face on my first day back at work! Thank you so much for all of your hard work, I keep looking at the photos and sighing happily because it really was the best day your contributions played such a big part in making it all so special. I feel privileged to have such a fab sister-in-law, squeezes x

  11. wow, loooooove that crochet flowers on the dinner table! ♥Judith


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