I'm thinking that I may need to be asking advice on the best waterproof mascara people recommend following this weekend's 'first' that I'm talking about in this week's Memorandum Monday. (As instigated by Sian over at High in the Sky. ) Because this weekend was the one in which
I went shopping for wedding dresses for the first time with my daughter and her bridesmaids.
Emotional? I had no idea just how emotional I would feel.
My friend's daughter does modelling for a wedding shop at wedding fairs and I can imagine that seeing her walking down the catwalk in wedding dresses may have taken away that moment when you first see your daughter as a bride. Because I can tell you now, that there is an absolutely breathtaking moment when your daughter comes out of the fitting room wearing something that makes everyone hold their breathe and say 'wow'. The look of happiness on her face as she turns to see herself in the mirror and says 'I love it'. The proud tears of joy that appear from nowhere and cause the chief bridesmaid to ask 'has anyone got any tissues?'
Would you like to see the dress? Only teasing. Oh come on, do you really think I can share that? All I can share is a few close ups of features of some of the dresses she tried on. (The chosen one may or may not be included in the collage!) She tried several different styles to see what suited her and what didn't. Some were absolutely beautiful dresses, just not for her. Simple styles, classic styles, hooped skirts, long trains. There was netting and beading, and satin and lace, boning and ribbons and veils and embroidery. It was like being backstage in the wardrobe department at Strictly come dancing!
All I can tell you is that it is unusual and she looked radiant in it. And it's bringing a tear to my eye just writing about it, so If anyone CAN recommend me a totally tear-proof mascara between now and July, I'd love to hear from you!