Let me preface these outfit photos with three important things to note:1.) I decided to restyle my fringe as I missed my eyebrows and I got my hair butchered. There's no other word for it and I'd to go to a different hairdresser to have it fixed. It resulted in a very short, blunt fringe that hadn't been my reference point at all. This happened 4 days before the wedding and I was devastated. It was too short to even be pinned back but I decided to get over my very first world problem, watch the Prada Candy ad campaign and make myself love it.
2.) I was luckily in Wicklow very coincidentally with work and had stayed in a hotel the night before. Got up at 6am and worked all morning before racing to the wedding. Makeup done in the car and my hair never really got done. I would have loved more time to pamper and preen but I did quite enjoyed the drama of a quick turnaround and was just proud of myself for getting there!
My outfit stayed in the bridal tradition of 'Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue'.
Something Old and Something Blue: I wore a Parigi silk dress and jacket that my Mum wore to be bridesmaid to my Aunt (Godmother and namesake) in 1984. Disgustingly, this is what she fitted into a few weeks after having my sister as well. I just adore the colour and the swishy silk skirt is perfect for dancing at a wedding. I know the jacket is a bit old fashioned but I really just didn't have time to overthink much for this wedding and I'm glad because I just didn't fuss.
Something New: White Zara stilettos purchased on Ebay and the only thing bought for the outfit. I was worried white would be naff but I felt it was the way to go for an 80s dress and wanted something a little modern to freshen the outfit and keep it young. I also used my beloved purple sweetie shaped clutch bag for a colour pop and a white bow band to make me feel better about my hair!
Something Borrowed: Stunning pearl and sapphire stud earrings of my Mum's she was bought when I was born. I wore these with my Granny's sapphire ring I always wear.
It was a beautiful wedding in an old rural church and then the reception was in a stunning country house hotel called Rathsallagh House. From champagne in a walled garden, gorgeous homemade food, staying up all night singing in fire lit living rooms and the beautiful rooms we stayed in, it was a very elegant wedding! I only wish I had taken more photos of everything but the day went so quick catching up with family and jiving with my Uncles!
Dress and Jacket - Parigi bought in 1984 Shoes - Zara Hairbow - Claires Clutch - gift
So did my economical, vintage wedding outfit work?
I am hopefully going to the evening part of another cousin's wedding this Friday night but I am travelling with work so may not make it back in time. September has been hectic, expensive and I am filled with the cold. I am desperate to have time to take pictures of the leaves but I haven't had the time to notice them turning yet, never mind photographing them. Here is to a slightly less frantic October and a beautiful, colourful Autumn. I just adore Autumn clothes and can't wait to start posting some more seasonal outfits soon (and posting more regularly generally when I am not staying in all the back of beyond hotels this island has to offer for work!).