Saturday, 20 March 2010

A beautiful day for a wedding

My fabulous friend Melissa is getting married this evening. It's so exciting!! The wedding is being held in this old carriage house in the village called Alger House. It's such a beautiful day in New York today it's a shame that it's not outdoors, but then who'd plan an outdoor wedding in NYC in March? Only an idiot!! It's crazy warm and sunny today, it's supposed to hit 75F which is 20degrees higher than average. I am so glad Melissa and her fiance have nice weather for the photos they were hoping to take in Central Park this morning. "I know he's not supposed to see me in my dress before the ceremony, but I really want some photos taken in the city."

Heavens to Betsy, get her breaking with tradition, she'll be telling me she's not a virgin next ;-)

I've started the process of getting ready anyway, I popped out for a mani/pedi this morning and I've just styled my hair, so I've got 2 more hours to put some slap on and shimmy into my dress. I'm going quite old style for this one with peep toe kitten heels and a retro print dress which is fitted snugly under the bust, but has a clever pleating detail at the front so that it's not too tight and I will be able to conceal my wedding cake filled belly ;-)

I like to get ready slowly for these things so that if anything goes horribly wrong I have time to fix it. I did have a mad half hour this morning of tearing up my apartment in search of the toe-less pantyhose I need to wear with my peep toe heels, but thankfully I finally found them in a canvas bag that I've shoved to the back of my closet. I was thinking for a second that I was either going to have to run to Macy's, the only place I could get them when I bought them to wear with the same heels for Clo's wedding, whip up my own by taking the scissors to the toes of another pair of tights or, God forbid, go bare legged. Fingers crossed that was the worst of it. I've had a trial run of the outfit and aside from a worrying moment when I couldn't get the zipper past the waistband - this is why I need a boyfriend - it's all gone well. Just the make up to tackle now, the biggest job ;-)

7 comments:

Amel said...

Ahhhh...that place looks VERY nice for a wedding! :-D It's been a VERY long time since I last went to a wedding party 'coz I don't think any of my friends here are ever going to get married (again) and I don't know any close friends of R2's who will get married in the future...but I understand the preparation he he he he...HAVE FUN!!! Now I'm craving for a cake!!! ARRGGGHHH!!!!

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Hi Amel,

It was a very lovely wedding, the bride was gorgeous and fun was had by all. Hope you get your cake ;-)

Jonathan said...

Your post just reminded me how long it has been since we last went to a wedding. It's been far too long...

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Hi Jonathan, yes weddings can be fun if they are for close friends or family. Hope you are doing well.

Amel said...

Bought a cake at the supermarket yesterday 'coz I haven't had time or energy to bake one lately HI HI HI HI...'coz I'm helping out at the daycare.

Kitty said...

ha. I'm so glad it worked out with the hose. I didn't know they made toeless ones. Hm.

Glad you're doing well. I was worried about you!

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Hi Kitty,

Yes they make all sorts of weird hosiery these days.

Thanks for stopping by and for worrying, that's very sweet of you. Hope you are doing well.