3 weeks to go! We're getting down to the wire now--Cookie's ready to party!
The bunting is coming along nicely. I got most of it done during the Olympics--I only keep half an eye on the screen when it's an event that I'm not that into. When the swimming or diving came on, I put the sewing down, though!
My international wedding magazine collection--UK, France (deux!) and Germany (L to R). it's fascinating to see how similar they all are. Vintage tea cups and photo booths, bicycles and birdcages, irony and irreverence--they all speak the universal language of the hipster!
The accessories for the bridesmaids--I love these filigree earrings, and the leaf detail on the hair comb matches my tiara really well :)
Katie & Janette's shoes--they're both on the petite side, so they can get away with more dramatic shoes than I can. It's been tricky having the bridesmaids in 2 states and the bride overseas, but I'm so impressed by how they pulled this all off--we picked them out together via e-mail, then Janette found the only two remaining pairs in the country in a store near Katie, who then went to pick them up. Success!
My shoes--They're actually just a pair of Clarks that I bought a few months ago on sale. I didn't plan on wearing them for wedding shoes, but I really love them, and I hadn't worn them for anything else yet. The height is perfect, too--I wanted a heel, but didn't want to be taller than Richard and these are just right. When I struggled to find "wedding shoes" (white satin pumps) that were the same height as these, I gave up and decided to just go with what I already loved :) It's all about being comfortable & happy on the day--and besides, my dress covers them up!
I went to Starbucks yesterday to work on my journal article, and once again, the barista didn't understand me when I said my name. I even spelled it out, and this is what he wrote. This sort of thing happens far too often, and at a lot of different Starbucks locations, too! The best one I ever had was "Marlowe" at Manchester Piccadilly Rail Station's Starbucks. I've gotten "Marley" a lot, too...It's my accent--they say Mully, I say Mali. I need to come up with a Starbucks name...
And speaking of clothes, Richard's morning suit is pretty much like this one that Prince William is wearing (I don't have a picture from the fitting). His tie is plum and the waistcoat is ivory, and the jacket is black and the trousers are gray striped (traditional combo).