Monday, 7 November 2016

Memorandum Monday

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! 

9 comments:

helena said...

the details in your collage are scrumptious - sounds like a fabulous time was had by all

alexandra s.m. said...

I would be a total wreck!
Beautiful snippets ;)

Patio Postcards said...

Absolutely beautiful close up photos - oh happy days.

Sian said...

It's bringing a tear to my eye just reading about it! I'm so excited for you all...I'm proud to say that we've been friends long enough now for me to remember years back...and when I think that she's so happy now..yep, I could shed another tear. What a wonderful weekend!

Ruth said...

Such a beautiful mother/daughter moment ... especially, as Sian referred to, when you consider all that she has been through. Enjoy every moment, including the tears!

Cheri said...

How fun for you! I have a terrible fear that I'm going to be the only mother in forever that hates dress shopping. I found prom dress shopping with my girls (each in turn) to be tedious and stressful. Heaven help me when the time comes!

Sandra said...

Oh I can just imagine the emotions. Personally, I'd look at dying my lashes, as I can't imagine any mascara not running with the tears that will be shed. Goodness what beautiful glimpses, these are xx

alexa said...

What a lovely, happy, upbeat post! Feeling excited for you all :). Those glimpses are beautifully textural ...

Susanne said...

What beautiful details! How exciting for you both. Happy tears are the best!