Thursday, June 07, 2007

Me a Bride's Maid?!

This long weekend my sister is getting married. She asked me to be her bride's maid...though I'm not technically a maid...I said yes.

One good thing about my sister, among many, is she has good taste. Having been brought up around fine fabrics and embroidery (she's been a lace maker herself) Emma has an innate understanding for the finer things. So I was not too concerned about what she might make me and her best friend wear.

As you can see from the image above I have the not so onerous task of wearing an Italian silver silk dress from Saba and a rich black velvet sleaveless jacket by Carla Zampatti. Poor me!

Emma's wedding colours are very modern, she's chosen black, white and silver with colour being expressed in the bouquets.

So the next few days sees funny ol' Florence undergoing all sorts girly proceedures in order to be fit to accompany the star of the day. I'm even having the blue died *out* of my hair just for her. While part of me would rather be making toys, I suppose I can endure it for my dearest and only sister.

17 comments:

jude said...

oh, i am just picturing you all dressed up with regular hair.

shula said...

I'd happily dye my hair any colour you goddamn like for THAT DRESS.

You sister has Taste.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Congratulations to your sister. The wedding colours look fascinating.

I hope you get that blue hair back. I rather like that!

Florence said...

Thanks everyone :) My hair is now completely black, nails pink, skin lightly tanned....now to hold my breath and hope I can stay pretty until Sunday!

xx

Miss Frugality said...

What a fabulous dress.Have a wonderful day!

risa said...

that is the best bridesmaid outfit i have EVER seen!!!!

Felicia said...

Your sister will love you forever :)

lotusgreen said...

i hope you will post photos--the whole thing, but particularly of you in that great outfit!

helle said...

Beautiful, so beautiful! Best wishes your sister.

kimy said...

how fun! the dress and choice of fabrics are divine! silk and velvet! I'm lost!!! was wondering if paint was going to be applied on your nails (and I see yes! tout decadent!) hope the wedding is smashing an the marriage long and HAPPY!

jaihn said...

Ooh it sounds like Fun and you sound like you are looking Good!!!
I just tagged you. (Can't find an email address for you.)
In your own Good Time, naturally.
xxx

Florence said...

Thankyou everyone :) It was a magical wedding. A perect, crystal, warm winter's day. The gardens were fresh and greeen from recent rain, the air was scented with freshly openned flowers and the sounds of the harp and violins had many an eye tearing when the bride came down the red carpet. It was a very special time for both families, one we will all surely remember with great fondness.

xx

shannon said...

oh my god Florence! I wish I could see you! You are so lucky in your tasteful sister- my sister (who is normally tasteful) got brides disease last year and I had to wear a dress that I suspected made me look fat. My suspicions were confirmed when, after the ceremony my Dad rushed up to me and asked "Shannon are you pregnant again?" Good one Dad.

Friederike! said...

how about pink hair fitting to the nails? Could be a cool combination to that beautiful dress. Have fun!

Kim said...

Oh my, that is a stunning outfit... and am so pleased to hear it all went well. Just lovely.

lotusgreen said...

stunning

modmom said...

lovely ensemble