A successful weekend has passed with more decisions made and jobs ticked off. I went back to my hometown of Cheltenham for a girlie weekend with my Mum while the Boy worked most of the hours available to him (and some that weren't!).
First on the list of jobs was the first fitting of the toile for my dress. (See this helpful site for an explanation.) I'm afraid modesty (!) prevents me from explaining the design in any great detail, but suffice to say that we have managed to find a few patterns to replicate the ready-to-wear design that we have fallen in love with from Pronovias and the fitting went without hitch. Corset and toile will go back to the sewing machine for fitting number 2 in a fortnight's time.
Also had a flit around the wedding shops in Cheltenham for a scope of the shoe possibilities out there (a resounding BLEURGH) and enjoyed coffee, chats and general merriment.
Other completed jobs include selecting the blue silk from Angus International for bridesmaids' dresses and sashes, sourcing a company to make ties for us from said silk, and approving the waistcoats and shrugs that Mum has been lovingly stitching for the wedding party. She is a very talented little bunny and I really could not have pulled this together without her. Thank god for retired Mums!
On an aside, I have had a comment from one of your fair selves requesting a wedding night underwear suggestion. I am compiling my thoughts and will hopefully post by the weekend. Thanks for your patience and in the meantime, have a browse on Figleaves if you have not done already. A huge selection and very helpful searching facility should make light work of your plight. xx