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From: PaulineG
Date: 03-20-2007, 05:48 AM (1 of 8)
Not a lot to do with sewing here - although I'm holding a drawstring bag in one of the photos that I made from a post of Isabelles (Thread: Bag for a Bride in formal sewing). The bag came out quite nicely but I didn't finish the edges of the cordholes properly so it's fraying a bit. I'll take a proper photo of the bag soon and post it as well. I'm wearing the dark teal dress purchased at great expense (LOL) at the opshop (thrift shop) for $7. The fabric for the bag (and a matching wrap) was $3 a metre and I bought 2 metres. All in all I was the cheapest of my family to dress that day!

Really this is just to show off photos of my lovely kids (the flowergirl is my 8yo dd and the tall handsome young man in a tuxedo and bowtie is my 11yo ds - not to be confused with the pageboy - who is my nephew). Somewhat taller but also handsome fellow in tux is my dh.

Bride is my SIL. Gorgeous dress - 25 metres of ivory silk georgette - dressmaker did a beautiful job. We won't talk about the bridesmaid dresses on which she did a slightly less than OK job. I did learn something about the importance of the right lining fabric from her though. Sorry I don't have any fantastic photos of the dress - in fact most of the shots are pretty average but I'm hoping to get some copies of the professional shots at some later stage.
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From: pretnichols
Date: 03-20-2007, 08:12 AM (2 of 8)
Beautiful wedding party! Looks like they had good weather too!

So little time, sew much to do...........
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From: Bama
Date: 03-20-2007, 11:32 AM (3 of 8)
Nice pictures. :up: Everyone looks beautiful and your kids are adorable.
You paid only $7 for that dress??? :up: You look great in it. Love the bag too.
Teal must be the color for this year. My daughter is going crazy over everything teal.
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From: lendube
Date: 03-20-2007, 01:23 PM (4 of 8)
Hey Pauline,

Fun to see you and yours. You and I have the same haircut with the same type of hair although yours is a bit redder. Beautiful kids, handsome husband and pretty little chapel.

Can't believe that well fitting dress was only $7.00. You looked great. No one would ever guess what a bargain you were wearing.

Lennie :wink:
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From: Magot
Date: 03-20-2007, 02:11 PM (5 of 8)
You all looked great - the flower girl looked the best dressed of the attendees I have to admit. Looks like you will have some super memories.

Was a bit surprised when scrolling through the pictures to find the birds nest of a bobbincase. eesh! back to earth!
love and kisses, Jan
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From: PaulineG
Date: 03-20-2007, 02:13 PM (6 of 8)
My hair isn't usually quite so red - I tried a new brand of haircolour (oops) a few days before the wedding and it came out a bit brighter than it looked. Oh well.

The dress was the luckiest find. I usually haunt the opshops looking for patterns and fabric and often come across some treasures. I'd briefly considered making a dress but had resigned myself to buying a new one for top dollar. Since I never go anywhere quite that fancy it seemed like a waste. I couldn't help bragging a bit over my bargain - I couldn't tell my SIL (and consequently almost everyone else) where I found it - she would have taken it as a sign that I didn't care enough about her wedding to throw a lot of money at it. The occasion did end up costing us a fortune - just that one thing was reasonable.

Great day - everything - weather, ceremony, reception was beautiful and faultless - but boy am I glad it's over. It took over everyones life for the last few weeks (or months for some) and it feels like life was divided into "before the wedding" and "after the wedding".

I think Lauras dd has the right idea - a holiday before during and after the day - fun and relaxing. It will almost certainly guarantee a smaller guest list too.
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From: Bruna
Date: 03-20-2007, 05:02 PM (7 of 8)
Hi Pauline,
Just like everyone else I think that you all looked lovely and can't believe your luck at such a great find at an op shop! They do happen from time to time though. I also check the op shops occasionally and sometimes find treasures but nothing as good as your dress. BTW, I was at Spotlight in Narre Warren on Saturday and thought of you, I didn't buy anything though which is almost unheard of, I must be sick lol.
Regards, Bruna
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From: Chrysantha
Date: 03-20-2007, 08:29 PM (8 of 8)
nice looking family !!! ( now we all need to see THE dress up close and personal...:wink: )
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