These photos have been lurking on my Dropbox since July. Let’s just pretend it’s July again, OK?
On seemed to be the hottest day of the year, my lovely friends from Uni, Julian and Ally (you must visit her blog!) got married at Abbey House Gardens. Apparently these gardens are very famous for having the “Naked Gardeners” – I explained this to Alex as we walked into the gardens and as he questioned what *exactly* I meant by naked, we were met with the sight of the male half of the couple, bent over. (He was wearing a thong. The gardens have a few “clothing optional” days throughout the year, which seems like it could be quite a painful thing…stinging nettles?)
If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know all about the joys of back pain I’ve been having this summer, which has meant I can’t wear heels very much at the moment, but I was determined to wear a pair of my favourite shoes, if only for an hour or so. I actually decided on the shoes before I went and bought the dress – I’ve had these Head Over Heels shoes for 5 years, but have worn them maybe once or twice a year. I bought this lime organza prom dress* from Debenhams for £18, which was quite pleasing! It’s not as neon as I imagined, and paired with the grey shoes, a grey hairband and a grey bag (actually, a Kate Spade laptop bag I bought off eBay!), all of which I already had, it was possibly one of the cheapest wedding outfits I have ever worn.
We may have complained about how hot it was, but Julian was wearing a tweed three piece suit! I have no idea how he didn’t just melt. Ally and I had been wedding dress shopping in 2012, which was such fun, except I wasn’t allowed to try anything on and I had a vague idea of the sort of thing to expect. I was just as surprised as everyone else though when Ally walked down the “aisle”, wearing such a Ally dress that looked nothing like I had imagined! I won’t spoil the details, as I’m sure she’s going to blog about it herself, but I couldn’t imagine anyone else wearing it, or anything looking better on Ally!
(Oh, and the title for this post comes from the Vitamin Quartet version of the song that was playing while we stood in the hot sun and waited for the bride. I caught the eye of a friend from uni who used to dance like a loon with me in the Union to this song and we had to hold in our giggles!)
Congratulations Mr and Mrs S, thank you for inviting us to be a part of your day!