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Saturday, May 9, 2009

UK wedding pictures

I'm back from my trip to the UK for my friend's wedding.  Amazingly the weather was fabulous for the whole of my trip, and especially on the day of the wedding itself which, apart from most of the wedding party having a nasty stomach virus for the week before, went smoothly.  The kiddies dresses did fit perfectly, although making a full length dress for a bouncy 3 year old turned out to be a mistake and some emergency rehemming was needed!

Here are a few photos from the day to show the dresses being worn.

My friends husband works for the fire service so this was our transport to the wedding venue - great fun!


3 year old bridesmaid dress


I discovered it's not easy taking photos of baby clothes....


The wedding was held in the grounds of a private school (confusingly called public schools in the UK) in Sussex, the ceremony took place in the old school barn with drinks in the beautiful grounds afterwards.




Now I am back I have unpacked my meagre sewing supplies (after a HUGE panic when I couldn't find my sewing machine foot pedal which I had cleverly hidden in amongst the fabric) and am keen to get started on some summer BWOF projects.  I'm way behind on my blog reading list but have already seen lots of inspiring posts so hope to have something to show, or at least a plan very soon.

20 comments:

Lisa said...

The dress are fabulous and well worth the effort you put in . The colours look great amongst the UK countryside .

Cindy said...

The dress is perfect in the setting! Except for the flu,sounds like a wonderful time.

gwensews said...

Going to a wedding in a fire-truck--what fun! It sounds like a beautiful ceremony. The dresses are lovely. You look stunning in yours.

verobirdie said...

Yo did a great work with the dresses. They are gorgeous.
Those little girls are so cute in their dresses :-)

JoanneM said...

Everything is so lovely!

cidell said...

It's so movie version British! The dresses are awesome and the setting is amazing. Welcome home!

j.kaori said...

Thank you for sharing the photos --- all of the dresses look absolutely fabulous! The wedding venue is amazing. Look forward to seeing your summer BWOFs!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

The wedding photos look absolutely stunning set against that wonderful English background. Glad you enjoyed your trip and can't wait to see what sewing adventures lie ahead!

Rachel said...

The dresses are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

Lisa said...

You look great. The children look wonderful!

Birgitte said...

You look so pretty and relaxed and the colors are so perfect in this environment. What a splendid place to have a wedding! And that fire truck, super cool! You did a fantastic job on all the dresses, it must have felt pretty good to see those lovely girls frolicking around in your marvelous creations :)) Bet you got a lot of compliments. Welcome home, now get back to sewing :))

Christina said...

The colors and fabrics of the dresses you made are just perfect for that setting. What a fairytale wedding.

kbenco said...

A beautiful wedding. You did a terrific job with the sewing, everyone looks gorgeous.

Katharine in Brussels said...

What luck! Gorgeous dresses, and you look stunner. DH looks dapper too. You two glow together. What a lovely time for everyone. The (newly married) couple is blessed!

Vicki said...

Beautiful photos...just like Midsomer Murders (without the murders I hope)...lol. The dresses all look beautiful in action. You did a fabulous job.

Summerset said...

Beautiful! The dresses are wonderful and it looks like such a great time!

Lindsay T said...

Lovely! I wish I was there. The dresses turned out so well.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

The dresses are gorgeous, and so is the setting. What a lovely wedding.

Tany said...

Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures! The dresses look spectacular, everything was perfect!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.