The dress

I unearthed these photos last night.  I was trolling for photos for the 2013 BB Calendar, and chanced upon this small series I had taken in Janurary and MEANT to blog.

They are of my daughter and a special dress.

A dress worn on our wedding day (11 years ago) by my husband’s brother’s daughter – the eldest of three flowergirls at our wedding (it wasn’t actually THAT full-on, we only had a Best Man and Best Woman besides the flowergirls).  I fell in love with the material in the somewhat stressful lead-up to our wedding.  It is a sheer deep, soft green with an olive underlay.  My sister Jeanie wore a dress (design of her own choosing) from the same material.

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(Obviously this doesn’t show the colour or the gauzy overlay material on Jeanie’s dress, but it DOES show how beautiful she is!)

Anyway, I had been waiting and waiting for there to be an ‘occasion’ for Violet to wear the flowergirls’ dress …

Finally she snapped and wore it for dinner (gala events including kids are few and far between out here!).

And it was a tight fit.

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These photos do NOT do the dress or the material justice – I had the white balance on the camera set on SOMETHING very incorrect.

But still, you get the idea…


All our wedding party dresses (save mine) were all sewn by a lovely lady who lives about 100km from here – who had done a friend’s wedding dress.

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Utterly awesome.

And what does a little girl do in an exciting, much-anticipated dress?


She swirls…

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And twirls…

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You see why I had to share – NOW she’s worn it in public!



7 Responses to “The dress”

  1. Love it! I’ve got a great photo of Rochelle in her flower girls dress at my sister’s wedding! Aways tugs at the heart strings!
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  2. Kove it! I am amazed that it was such a close fit. Brings back some lovely memories Mx

  3. Gorgeous dress and gorgeous wee girl. How lovely to have such a dress to wear at a special grown-up event.

  4. This post made me smile. The twirling photos are gorgeous…you have managed to photograph the essence of your girl.
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  5. I love the dress. you need to have the lady that does the wedding dresses to let the darts out that are in the back, it might give her a few more months of getting to wear it as she seems to love to twirl in it.

  6. I know – I got out ‘Salina’s dress recently, and Paris has already grown past the try it on her stage :(

    There is very little chance I will ever be so skinny again mine will fit me, but Violet could always have a go at my dress in a few more years…
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