Last year I did a wedding dress for someone else, and this year it was for myself! I was a bit mum about the purpose of this dress, because some people in my extended personal circle reads (or at least looks at) this blog occasionally. And I was not sure how I felt about blaring this stuff here and there, since we had only told the closest friends and family beforehand. If it was just all you regular sewing readers I wouldn’t have minded at all, but sometimes I have to look at the bigger picture. Though I unintentionally put a clue out over a year ago, when I rambled about what kind of dress I would make for my own wedding. Such is the world of blogging, it has a life of its own.
We had a mellow civil ceremony and it was just lovely and beautiful in every way. It was at at local 1800-mansion – normally civil weddings in Sweden is a very toned down and bureaucratic affair, but since it was 11-11-11 they put on the full monty. We even had our little musical ensemble, from which we could pick a number of songs like In the ghetto by Elvis, which we thought was a novel choice for a wedding. We ended up choosing With or without you by U2, a song that I have strong personal connection too, it was even the last vinyl single that I bought. Then afterwards we had dinner at a nice restaurant with our friends/”best mens” and now I’m a married woman 🙂