7 May 2011

farewell my wedding dress.

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I had some fun in the meadow today, taking some last pictures of my wedding dress before it gets the chop.

by that I mean, I am going to make it knee length so that I can wear it more. The idea of having a dress which you can not wear seems a bit sad to me. I made this dress out of a 1930s dress which previously had arms and a lining {and lots of holes!} you can see it here




I really wanted Cow Parsley {the plant above} for our wedding, as i love it and its free and its a weed. Unfortunatley the timing was a bit wrong as we got engaged at the end of May and married two months later in the middle of August, so English flowers had pretty much all dried up by that time. So i might keep a few of these pics in my wedding album so I did get the flowers i wanted in the end!


I stuffed those weeds on my head very randomly as you can see, I had no mirror in the meadow and most of the pictures I discovered I had a big bit of grass hanging down my cheek, a bit too country bumpkin even for me!















I love the spring flowers popping up everywhere, seems like everything is desperate to grow. I wish I would grow a bit taller too. {at 33 that is quite unlikely I suppose}.
I'll post some pictures of my new shortened dress soon!

22 comments:

  1. you look great! Can't wait to see what you do with the dress next!

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  2. You are simply wonderful!

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  3. these pictures are beautiful! I really like the idea of shortening your wedding dress, my Nanny had hers shortened and the sleeves removed so she could wear it again, and I love it but she was so tiny when she got married it would barley fit round my leg! I'm going to go out and track down some cow parsley now, it looks so pretty in your hair xxx

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  4. So beautiful! I personally like the "country bumpkin" look. Your dress is so gorgeous. Hope all goes well! :)

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  5. such pretty photos and you look beautiful. can't wait to see the altered dress.
    p.s this is my first comment on your lovely blog, i look often though.
    back soon
    j x

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  6. Not much flower-wise I love more than cowparsley. All the lanes around my house are edged with its frothy loveliness. You have perfect photos to treasure.x

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  7. It's a beautiful dress. I'm glad you're going to make it functional again. :)

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  8. Oh my word, so love your dress, you look amazing!
    I like the country look, wish I had gone for that,
    Next time, hehehhe
    look forward to seeing your next level of the dress!

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  9. Very nice pictures. They make me think of David Hamilton's.

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  10. I don't think I could cut it! Its so lovely. You should save it for your daughter to wear! xxx

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  11. Your dress looks so lovely long Artemis! Such a shame to make it shorter.

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  12. Thanks for your lovely comments!

    Diane & Curator, it is nice long for sure, but it means i can never wear it! It has to get the chop for sure!
    X

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  13. I love these photos! Cow parsley is cool.

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  14. Gorgeous photos and dress. I know you will make it into something equally beautiful and inspiring!

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  15. Absolutely beautiful photos. I really want to shorten my wedding dress but just don't have the nerve to take the scissors to it just yet ... ! x

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  16. Stephanie10.5.11

    oh what great pictures! i remember reading your posts when you did this dress and the hairpiece -it was so beautiful! how creative you are!

    love cow parsley too but they smell a bit funny when you bring them home, no?

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  17. Gorgeous dress! My mom chopped her wedding dress too and dyed it black- she wore it to cocktail parties for years!

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  18. So pretty - it will look lovely when it's short - perfect for summer.

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  19. I've just been in the Lake District for a few days and the countryside is a riot of welsh poppies, hawthorn blossom, red campion and cow parsley. I agree - I love cow parsley - I went to a wedding in Sweden a few years back and my friend Mariana and I were in charge of table decorations (it was a bit of a do it yourself wedding) and we were to make do with what we could find - so we had cow parsley with pine tree branches..... You can see what we did here
    http://woolliemind.blogspot.com/2007/06/wanderings-stockholm-part-2-after-vasa.html

    I think it looks really pretty (but definitely not a florist's approach!)

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