Wednesday, 1 April 2015

#WeddingWednesday - what about the Groom?

With my dress sorted and my mum's Mother of The Bride outfit in the bag, attention has turned to Rich. As soon as we started planning our big day people kept asking about my dress, what I was wearing (probably spurred on by my outpourings around wedding blindness and general ignorance in the bridal arena on this here blog!) and saying things like "it's the bride's day." Erm....really? Last time I checked there were 2 of us getting married. I didn't see why I should have all the fun sartorially speaking so we stretched the budget and asked Micheal Pendlebury (he off of The Denim Doctor and the TV show This Old Thing) to make Rich a bespoke suit for our wedding day.

A bespoke suit bit of a "once in a lifetime" kind of experience but so is our wedding so we figured why the heck not? 

After an initial meeting where Rich had various fabric swatches draped around his neck he selected the fabric and lining and Micheal took his measurements. He has since been for his first fitting where all the pieces are coming together! Micheal was also kind enough to send us a swatch of the lining and the material so we can colour match the fabric for the usher's suits.

In other wedding news I now have my engagement ring! People automatically say "let's see the ring!" when you let them know you now have a betrothed and for months I've felt like a bit of a fraud as my ring finger has been stark naked. We visited a myriad of jewellers and even toyed with the idea of getting one designed when one day on a trip to the tip and charity shop (that's domestic bliss right there!) we parked outside the Kingston Diamond Merchants and gravitated towards the window.

The first ring I tried on I felt the same swell in my heart that I had felt when I tried on The Wedding Dress.

This ring will be gracing my hand for the rest of my days and that feeling told me this ring was the one. 

Since picking it up after having it resized I feel like I've been lost in a time vortex sitting staring at it; I feel like such a lady grown-up!  And yes, Rich re-proposed with the ring after we picked it up!

Til next time...x

1 comment:

  1. What a super idea to get a bespoke suit. We were rather boring and just went off the peg. Andy wasn't in the least bit bothered about what he wore. Can't wait to see the pics.
    Your ring is beautiful. I knew the first time I tried mine on too. It does feel weird knowing that you'll be wearing it everyday, forever. Teaming it with a wedding band starts the staring at it all over again and it feels even more grown up.


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