Recently I had a perfect excuse to have a weekend away and to visit the capital city of our country, Canberra : for a wedding!
This lovely couple is going to be my future cousins-in-law! The bride has become one of my closest friends in a short space of time – we have so much in common! She is like a sister I’ve never had (because I’m an only child). We share the same passions for vintage gems, macaroons, shoes (We’re the same shoes size!), cute miniature Japanese tea sets and believe it or not, we’re both PK’s (Pastor’s kids/daughters). Anyway, I was delighted to be asked to be her Matron of Honor and their wedding was just beautiful.
My plane outfit- vintage blouse, vintage Jaeger couture blazer, MaxMara wool pants, Jil Sander suede heels from Milan (favourite shoe-venirs from Foxtown!) The brooch covered by my hand is Mawi, the belt is vintage and the bag is Bally (a bag-enir from Switzerland…this was in fact my first designer hand bag…but it’s so new because I rarely use it because I’m so accident-prone. Bally makes the softest leather bags in the world- I’m not kidding. This bag was extra special because I bought it in its country of origin and the style was not available in Melbourne =)
One of the reasons this wedding was so special and unique is because the bride and groom put so much effort into making their big day eco-friendly. As you can see all the recycled bottles were collected by their friends to be used as flower pots, candle holders as well as crayon/coloured-pencil jar. So everyone helped and everyone was part of their special day!
The bride didn’t splurge at a florist, she did it her own way. Early in the morning we drove to the local market to buy fresh flowers and make the posies ourselves. Thanks to everyone’s contribution, we got the job done in 1/3 of the time!
The next post will be featuring the best bits of the wedding. But first things first I must report to you about the best vintage fair I’ve ever attended in my life!!! I got to go because we finished the floral arrangement job early =)
It may not look like much…but the quality of the pieces, all vintage gems from different eras (from the 20s through to the 70’s) were in mint condition. There was a stall with garments from the Victorian era! I loved all the black lace pieces but I don’t think I could keep these pieces in good condition like their previous owners did.
I found some amazing garments which I will share with you in future posts. Below is a jewellery stall that had the biggest collection of vintage brooches, earrings and necklaces. I was extra smitten by the silk Chanel wrist bag (on my left arm) and the vintage Moschino heart bag!
I don’t get the chance to go shopping nowadays, unless I’m on holidays. I felt like I was transported to a beautiful place of a bygone era, a fashion museum, a wearable candy store- vintage heaven. I know you’re dying to know what I bought on the day…I’ll tell you soon!
But since I can’t hold in my exuberant excitement I’ll let you have a sneak peak at my favourite cardigan:
I’m having a quick siesta before the wedding, in my bridesmaid’s dress. The cardigan is knitted from metallic yarn and has a nude silk lining underneath which is just heavenly. Not a single pull to be found, all the buttons are coated in golden weaving too. Ah they don’t make clothes like they used to.
Thank you so much to Canberra’s The Way We Wear Vintage Fair, thank you for making my Canberra trip extra-memorable =)
I can’t wait to wear my raffia coat!