Familiar Frock

Dress: Leona Edmiston

Shoes: Milu

I’ve always thought this was the perfect dress for anything to do with a wedding. The beautiful love heart print and the riot of colour is so joyful that it just lends itself to celebrating. This – coupled with the fact that the dress is basically a long (expensive!) t-shirt, wears comfortably, packs small and doesn’t crush – meant that it was a shoe-in for my wedding-weekend suitcase.

In the end I wore my much-loved rainbow heart dress to the rehearsal on the morning of the wedding.

Later that day, to my absolute delight, I discovered something among the guest books and gift cards on the reception table:

Look familiar?

It’s by one of my all-time favourite local artists, Able and Game, and was commissioned by my practically-sister San. I think it was such a nice quirk of fate that Annie (or maybe it was San) chose the dress that would be the second most important frock of the day to immortalise in the portrait.

I’ve been a big fan of Able & Game for years – Their wonderfully quirky cartoons seem to manage to capture the most heartfelt things you want to say to someone without descending into saccharine Hallmark territory. Like telling your best friend that being without them is like shopping for a bathing suit or your new squeeze that you love it when they leave their toothbrush at your house.

My absolute favourite though?

Don’t you think that’s hands-down the most romantic thing you could say to someone you love? I do.

The Honeymooners

Dress: Leona Edmiston

Shoes: Milu

How’s this for the ultimate Honeymoon dress? It’s a riot of bright colours and love hearts, and it’s made of a fool-proof cotton jersey that makes it feel like a favourite t-shirt. It’s a delight to wear, and people everywhere on the streets of Melbourne crack a smile when they see me coming (from three blocks away, obviously… it’s VERY bright)

Bangle: Vintage Rose

The Sophisticate and I haven’t jumped the gun straight to our honeymoon – at this point, it’s a bit up in the air as to when/where, but it definitely won’t be straight after the wedding – but I’ve been getting in the mood.

The Big Day is approaching rather frighteningly fast – less than two months to go *hyperventilates* – and I don’t feel anywhere near ready yet, but in actuality there’s only a few BIG things left to organise, and everything else is falling in to place.

Just as well too, because the season of parties is upon us and I seem to have booked up every weekend and week-night between now and Christmas.

On Friday The Sophisticate and I attended a Science-Fiction themed party for the 30th birthday of one of his friends. The Sophisticate’s mates take their costume parties VERY SERIOUSLY, and we had some pretty amazing costumes in attendance including a whole host of characters from Bladerunner; three Pris’s, two Deckard’s and a Rachael – Me.

Next week I have the staff Christmas party – costume again – so I’m going to don my brand-new gingham dress from Pin Up Girl Clothing, put my hair into ribboned pigtails and pay tribute to one of our bestsellers of the season “Wizard of Oz“. I can’t think of a better reason to splurge on these new glittery red shoes from Wittner… can you?