Against a pristinely tended, expansive lawn backing onto the River Thames, the beautiful bride and groom posed for effortlessly stunning photographs in the glow of the fading sunlight, while guests enjoyed refreshments before dining.
An evening of emotional speeches ensued, honouring family members and friends who had travelled thousands of miles to be present was sprinkled with belly dancing entertainment and a diverse selection of music and dance from zorba, to square dance to dancehall.
I knew it was going to be a memorable day, but in fear of jinxing the special occasion, only now am I brave enough to label it as: THE PERFECT WEDDING!
Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Visram!
But what does one wear to the perfect wedding, or any wedding full stop. The race was on before the day to find the outfit. White or colours too close to white are always off limits for guests. Upstaging the bride is a cardinal sin, not that this bride could ever have been upstaged; she was truly radiant.
I decided on an African print dress I discovered while aimlessly browsing Spitalfields Market and was going to pair it with some run-of-the-mill gold jewellery, until I reminded myself that I actually make my own accessories now!
I reckon accessories can make a big difference to an outfit. I spotted many wearers of the statement ‘killer heels’ yesterday, and to my disappointment, they only get higher and more difficult to walk in. Me walking in heels is akin to what I think a sloth might look like on roller skates, navigating an obstacle course on the edge of a precipice; hence I don’t/ can't wear them! Until shoes with heels that retract when you need to walk are invented, I will fuss over more comfortable, eye-catching accessories like earrings.
Have a look at the YouLike IMake full fan earrings and flower clip I wore yesterday with the dress (not made by me). I wore the flower clip in my hair for the first half of the day and then attached to my shawl in the evening.