We attended a fab wedding on the weekend. Even though it was scorching outside, and by that I mean crazy humid sauna hot so that you look like you have a veil of sweat on you all the time, we had a brilliant time.
I had a dilemma going into the wedding trying to choose an outfit. I knew it was at a golf and country club so the ceremony may be outside. That and the fact that the couple marrying are what I would politely call well-off. If I were to be a bit bolder I might say stinkin' rich. I needed to up my game.
I had been looking for probably 8-10 weeks for the ideal dress to wear. I came across the sweetest loveliest dress right out of a fairy tale. The dress was from Sweet Trash, a gorgeous little gem of a vintage store in Elora Ontario. A 1950's teal silk flare skirt with a open rounded neckline, fitted bodice that was entirely hand beaded. The fitted waist had a silk bow in the same luxurious teal as the body of the dress. It was simply perfect. This is a horrible photo of it, but the only one I have. Believe me, in real life it looked AMAZING and I really felt like a princess in it.
Dress #1 – the best by far even if it doesn't look it in the photo here
Just before I went to buy the dress I noticed there was a stain on the back. I mentioned it to the owner of the store and she said she would have it professionally dry cleaned so it would be pristine for the wedding.
I was getting excited about the dress and went out and purchased these amazing glittery heels by Nine West.
A week passed by and I was getting anxious waiting on the dress. I only had 3 days before the wedding. I was getting so nervous that I went out and purchased another dress just in case the vintage piece didn't come clean.
That is how we have dress #2 by Cynthia Steffe paired with a vintage brooch and vintage blue drop earrings that I don't have shown here.
I got a phone call late on Wednesday saying that unbelievably the dry cleaner had ruined the $600 1950's vintage dress. They had done something to it and completely destroyed the silk. Also there were new tiny white patches on the front of the dress. I was so disappointed. #1 dress was now out of the equation. I needed to decide what I was going to wear to the fast approaching nuptuals.
To be continued…