On November 7th, I attended a good friend’s wedding. Vicki and I grew up together and known each other since we were teenagers. She is a statuesque beauty and of course, looked absolutely stunning on her wedding day. I was invited to read the scriptures on at her wedding ceremony. ‘Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud, it is not rude, it is not self-seeking…’ in Chinese. Thank God I did not fall flat on my face as I walked up to the podium and thankfully did not forget my limited Mandarin.
Vicki’s dress was tailor-made for her. It was actually made from 2 dresses. She chose the bodice from one gown and the other half from another and the clever seamstresses joined them together. This photo doesn’t really do her justice. She has the best figure an Asian girl could dream of and I am not kidding.
Our good friends (also sisters) were the bridesmaids, dressed in Vicki’s favourite colour. They sang a lovely song for the bride and groom.
Her reception was at the Manningham art gallery. I could not resist having photos with the fruit of some local talent. You are probably wondering what I am wearing- beige one-shoudler Country Road dress. Vintage gold leaf and gold multi-strand beaded necklaces, vintage Brazilian 3 tone sandals in patent leather, vintage red velvet clutch and Pinkie!
I must tell you a little testimony about Pinkie. In the early hours of the next morning, I got home and realized that Pinkie was not on my finger nor in my clutch (where she rested whilst I danced my heels off). I was devastated to lose my beloved cocktail snail ring! My first reaction was to ask God for mercy- to help me overcome my sadness over the loss of a little ring. To my surprise, God not only filled my heart with joy so I could sleep soundly that night, He restored Pinkie to me the next day! One of Vicki’s groomsmen found Pinkie near our table and gave it to her. I was overjoyed for the return of my ‘prodigal’ ring. Praise God!
I love these porcelain statues and the cute dog paintings. The little porcelain trinkets are actually just placed in the silver bowls, they are not stuck together. What a feast for our eyes!
This young girl reminds me of the eponymous Skipping Girl (vinegar company). Look! She’s wearing Roman sandals!
I had to post this photo of Kimmy and I. I adore her white chiffon tunic dress. Simple and elegant.
And here is the lady who started my affair with fashion and all things arty and nice- my Mom. She cultivated my love of art from a tender age. Mom and I used to do my art assignments together in primary school. She used to ride the bicycle with me sitting on the back to school every day ( since I can’t ride a bike). Too bad I never inherited my mom’s beauty genes (she was ravishing when she was young), but I thank God that I have such an awesome Mom.
Vicki fed us lobsters along with a 6 course seafood banquet. She arrived at her wedding in a black stretch Hummer and left in a white one. It sure was a wedding to be remembered. Many wishes of joy, love and peace to the newly weds. ‘Love never fails’