Celebrating a little anniversary today.
Eighteen years ago today, two poor students sealed the deal at a sleepy sailing club around the corner from my childhood home.
Last night, for our family movie night, we watched the Little House on the Prairie episode where Adam and Mary get married. The girls are very interested in weddings and I dug out our wedding scrapbook and photo album to share with them.
I thought I would share some of the details in this space as well. It was a thrifty wedding with many friends, family, and strangers making it possible. The sailing club had never had a wedding. No professional photographer, just a few friends who enjoyed photography had a 35mm camera that they remembered to bring. A childhood friend was our bagpiper. My father-in-law performed the ceremony.
in the week before the big day, me at the sewing machine in my dad’s dining room. My dress and all of the bridesmaid dresses were handmade. In the bottom corner is my dress half done on a dress form. It probably cost less than $40 to make.
The inspiration for the veil is in the photo above, bottom left corner. I found a veil at the Goodwill for a few dollars. I refashioned it and added satin bias tape. I look a little serious in this photo. I also made the hairpiece out of a grapevine and flowers, the veil was attached to the back of the grapevine so it could flip over. I held daisies and ivy.
My BFF was my maid of honour. She made her own dress, dupioni silk. The bridesmaid dresses were the same pattern.
After the reception, the Mister and I sailed away. We had put up a notice at the sailing club and very kind strangers offered to be our “limo”. They would not accept anything in return.
The boat was named the Figment II.
Something invented, made up, or fabricated
I always thought that was funny.
Wishing you a great week,