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...
Sunday, July 19, 2009
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!!!