Sunday, July 19, 2009

Wedding Dress




Both Paul and I feel like we are married, we have children together, share a home and Business together and experience the highs and lows of raising teenagers, we share our dreams and plan for the future. As we plan for our next chapter of our life it includes officially getting married! yep that means plan a wedding, buy a dress etc...

 Last week-end at Byron while we were house hunting we stopped into Victoria's at Ewingsdale a beautiful country estate that the web site does not do justice. Well in a matter of 30 minutes we booked out the entire estate and planned our wedding for the 28th of November 2009. The owner was surprised that we had not even looked at other venues and that we had not even set a date till just at that moment, I guess that's the beauty of being impulsive!
 On our way home we rang family and friends, my head was swimming with idea's on decorating the table, flowers, photographers but also wanting to keep the second time round simple and to be honest I don't want to mortgage the house to pay for a wedding!
 THE DRESS!!!!!.....well this is the bit that I'm not loving at 42 the body needs lots of toning up, a 5 kilo weight loss plan and if I had the time probably a boob lift and lipo would be an added bonus! I started the exercise plan last week, I joined the gym and my friend Claudine is my official personal trainer. By the second day I could barely walk and my thighs which I gave a double work out, five days later are still shaking!! During my time in Melbourne my legs continued to shake and I complained non stop...that night as I was showering in the hotel I noticed on my groin this red lump only to discover I had a huge tick! yep! a tick which is a paralyzing spider that kills animals and probably explained my shaky legs! After lots of laughs and jokes, tick removed all was well, how I got the tick is still a mystery unless I picked it up from the country house hunting a week ago!
 Anyway back to the dress......I was hoping I could just but a dress off the rack but since I'm a 14 and not my well planned size 10 by the wedding I need to get one made. Paul and I were walking the streets of Melbourne only to walk past heaps of wedding dress shops, after lots of hesitation we walked in to one store and Paul spotted a gorgeous vintage lace gown but very clingy and perfect for Barbie. The lady in the store was very insistent that I try a few on, I refused as I told her I need to lose 5 kilo's before I even dare to venture in the change room, with the pressure from the lady and Paul I squeezed into stunning vintage gown, how embarrassing how I got the size 8 dress on me still has me amazed and it looked terrible. Dress number two made me look like a marshmallow or perhaps better described I looked like the wedding cake! to add matters worse the room was filled with 20ish old girls all size 6 wanting me to parade my marshmallow....horror, I should be here dressing my daughter for her wedding, I'm more than comfortable to be mother of the bride. Paul and I both agreed I need simple, elegant no fuss and a gown flattering to my curvy shape, kilos and all. Third gown later Paul ordered a stunning beige satin dress (of course I live in beige why not wear it too!!!) that is very simple and very much my style and we both loved it, now I just need to drop 5 kilo's!!!

34 comments:

vicki archer said...

Conrats Judy - so exciting. I would love to be getting married again....dresses and parties, just my thing! I know you will look absolutely beautiful as you are so I wouldn't worry about a thing. Fantastic news, xv.

Dustjacket attic said...

Congratulations, how exciting for you both.

Fabulous chance as you say, to dress up and have a wonderful time planning the perfect evening.

That was terrible about the tick, and good luck with the gyming!!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Conratulations Judy. What lovely post news today!! How special and exciting this is for you. Everything you do is always divine perfection so I imagine this will be too!! The tick thing is one of my phobias... glad you got rid of that pesky freeloader! Anyway.. back to the beauty of it all... Congratulations!

tales from an oc cottage said...

How exciting for you!!!! 5 kilos...piffle! You'll be a beautiful bride!

m ^..^

Simone said...

Oh wow, congratulations!!!!! How exciting....I would love to be doing all that again! I am sure you will lool STUNNING - and those 5 kilos will drop off! I can't wait to hear more about what I am sure will be the most stylish wedding of the year :)

Lee said...

Congratulations on your engagement. I love how Paul came dress shopping with you (and actively participated), not many men would willingly do that! I am sure that your dress will be absolutely gorgeous.

Kellie Collis said...

Congratulations!! Enjoy the dress shopping! Such fabulous news x

Karen said...

Congratulations what a lovely romantic way to set a date and choose a dress. I look forward to hearing about all the wedding plans
Kind Regards
Karen

sinnlighet said...

A visual enjoyment & pearl - this blogg!! Me like like like!!

Agneta from Sweden

Simply Mel said...

My heart is dancing with excitement! Congratulations! No doubt this is going to be one LOVELY and Spectacular wedding event....I look forward to following the planning journey.

Alicia said...

Judy how thrilling!!! Congratulations!!!! To hell with 5 kilos, being yourself, the woman he loves is all that matters!!!
Wear what you want, how you want. Check out oncewed.com. I think you'll see all sorts of delights. I love to just look at the wonderful days...as your will be!!!

Beach Vintage said...

CONGRATS, now you have made me want to get married again just so I can go shopping.

DONNA OWNER OF "ON A WHIM" said...

CONGRATULATIONS, how wonderful, what a great post, Thank You for sharing. As for the dress, you will know it when you see it and it will be as if it was designed just for you on your special day. I am sure from what I have read and seen you will be beautiful and stunning in it. I look forward to your updates. Most important, enjoy each moment of the planning, have fun.....

mondo cherry said...

Exciting news. I love the impulsiveness of your venue booking etc. I got married pretty young and both my hubby and I were the first in our families to do the wedding thing, so there was an awful lot of parental influence and definitely not a lot of impulsiveness! If money were no object it would be such fun to get married every year (to the same man of course!) and get to wear a different dress, have a different style of reception and get to play around with all the different details.
Bet your kids are excited.
Clare x

Sharnel said...

Judy, you are far too hard on yourself. You are one of the most gorgeous, stylish women I know. Inside and out. You will look stunning on your wedding day.
The location sounds like heaven too.
Whatever you wear, you will radiate!
xxx

Cyma said...

Oh congratulations, how exciting!!! Hope your wedding and the years after that are everything you and Paul have planned and more!
Can't wait to see and read all the gorgeous planning posts!

Fabulously french said...

Congratulations! How fabulously impulsive, sounds like something that I would do.

I am looking forward to reading about your plans and I cannot wait to see the wedding photos!

Leeann x

nevin said...

What a beautiful story...

Congratulations!

Mimi said...

That is terrific! Congratualions.. how exciting. Don't sweat the small stuff, you'll look incredible, I'm sure.

Thea said...

What a lovely post. Congratulations!

Sylvie said...

Vous avez un blog très intéressant. Bonne journée!

Brabourne Farm said...

Congratulations Judy - what wonderful news. Your choice of Victoria's is brilliant. It's such a beautiful place in the most wonderful setting and the perfect spot to celebrate a wedding. Leigh

Millie said...

Oh Judy I'm very late getting this piece of exciting news! The warmest of congratulations to you both - second time around weddings are such fun, ours was a supposed to be stylish, black tie affair but turned into a boozy, loud free-for-all where everyone ripped off their black ties & danced 'til 3a.m.! You'd look gorgeous in a hessian bag girl, so don't fret too much about not being a size zero.
Millie ^_^

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Claudine Sheppard said...

haha...love the post! Just remember no pain no gain...jokes! You will be stunning, now all you need to decide on is duck egg blue..cream on cream...duck egg blue...beige...taupe..beige..more beige..hehehe

Shannon Fricke said...

Congratulations Judy - what an exciting time for you guys. Victorias will be a simply beautiful location for a wedding. Roll on November...
sx

Janet K @ Manly Gallery said...

Wonderful news Judy, you are a lovely couple & there is nothing nicer than a wedding in the family - honeymooning in Paris by any chance? lovely post as always....J

Chrissie said...

Judy,
Wow...saw you in Home Beautiful and thought, "I know that face". Remember me? You built our home at Raby Bay back in the days when were both in our first marriages. I'm Christine Cope (then married to Malc).
I am so happy for you, with your huge family and how wonderful your life must be with Paul. I hope that all goes well for your wedding. You look amazing and so gloriously happy. I must get to your shop as my place is all French, so I know that I would love it. I now live on the Gold Coast.
God Bless. I will be thinking of you on 28th November.
Chrissie xxxx

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