Thursday, October 20, 2011

Polly is a Bridesmaid

Danielle from Danimezza has Polly as a bridesmaid this week.

Bridesmaids, and anything to do with weddings, are one of my all time favourite things.
I could write a mammoth post on bridesmaids alone. 

Oh what the heck, I think I will.

My first bridesmaid memory was when I was four years old and a flower girl for my aunt.
I clearly remember sitting on the counter of the fabric store (Gardams, in Brisbane).
My aunty's two cousins and I had picked a lovely ivory crepe with a pink flower print (it was the 70s!).
But there was not enough on the roll for our three dresses.
So we went with the blue flowers instead.

I still can't believe they gave me a grandma hairdo!
When I was a child my parents went to a lot of weddings.
We were never invited, luckily our baby sitter lived next door (Nan).
But I couldn't wait for Mum to get home so I could ask her...

What colour were the bridesmaids dresses?
How many were there?
What was the bride's dress like?
What did the cake look like?
What kind of flowers did they have?

Mum always gave me a detailed description.
I was lucky she had an eye for detail, because it would be weeks before I could see photos.
No digital cameras back then!

Then I grew up and went to a lot of weddings myself, including two of my own!
From the 80s to now I've been to 36 weddings, and was a bridesmaid three times.
Here's a little collage of the bridesmaids of some of the weddings I was invited to.
Some were hideous, some were gorgeous, some have dated well, and some...not so much.

These are the bridesmaids' dresses from my first wedding...

I did love those dresses! *sigh*

Here are the three bridesmaid dresses/outfits I've worn...

I've also made bridesmaids dresses for five weddings and flowergirls dresses for two weddings.

Here are the dresses I've made...

Yes, one wedding really did have the Wiggle's colours!

For our wedding, we decided not to have any attendants other than my adorable little niece.
She was 4 at the she's 13!
I made her dress, too.

And now, I finally it's Polly's turn!
Polly is a bridesmaid this week. this challenge was a little too difficult for me.
Too difficult to choose just ONE!

This was my short list and I couldn't cut it down so I'm putting them all up.
I'm disappointed though that I can't do the full on accessorized set, that would be way too much.
Polly is a Bridesmaid, but which one?
Which one do you like best?
Please help me choose, then I can do a full set for just one!!

This fun challenge is the brain child of
Danielle from Danimezza...
Click on the button to play along.

Jason Wu v back dress
$4,495 -

Azzedine Alaia boatneck dress
€2.860 -

Flare dress
$2,178 -

Zac Posen bodice dress
$1,850 -

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania rust dress
£310 -

Dorothy Perkins floral print dress
£25 -

Laurence Dacade suede platform shoes
$670 -

Badgley mischka shoes
$108 -

Moda In Pelle peeptoe shoes
£70 -

Martinez Valero black shoes
$70 -


  1. Oh, I love them!

    Am Loling at the 80's puffed sleeves though. Anne Girl would have loved them.

    You're a cutie of a bridesmaid.

  2. Oh, I love them!

    Am Loling at the 80's puffed sleeves though. Anne Girl would have loved them.

    You're a cutie of a bridesmaid.

  3. I love them all but i'd vote for either the 2nd or 3rd ones to see a full set!

  4. haha the 80's were cruel to us all ;)

    I think my favourites are the first two of Polly's options.
    Doesn't help much but narrows it down a little x

  5. Wow how clever are you!

    Awesome sets. x

  6. Oh god, got to love the puffy sleeves :)

    I like the outfits picked for Polly, the cocktail length is so flattering! Um....lets go 4th one :)

    Talitha xx

  7. Thanks for your picks everyone. It may come as no surprise to anyone, but I've done a set for each! Yes, yes I have...


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