Outfit Post: Sequins and Metallics for the Most Beautiful Wedding

Yesterday was one of those serendipitous days that couldn’t have been more perfect. Way back in January, my wonderful, wonderful friend Sally,  mentioned that she and her partner John were planning a 100th birthday party in August to celebrate their respective 50th birthdays. I had to tell her that we wouldn’t be able to attend as it would be the first day of our family summer holiday in Devon.
As you know, my personal circumstances changed, resulting in me cancelling the holiday. But I was somewhat cheered by being able to attend Sally’s party. (Sally has been a rock and I wouldn’t have got through the last few months without her.)

In a ridiculously exciting turn, she told me a just few weeks ago, that after giving it some thought, (twenty years), she and John had decided to marry.
It was an honour, privilege and pleasure to be invited, along with close family and godparents, to the ceremony.

I wore this Mint Velvet dress bought last year, along with my Jimmy Choo Tahitis (from around 2009) and my pewter Boden clutch, also from last year. I love the combination of muted metallic tones.

I was lucky enough to spend a few hours with Sally as she got ready.

Isn’t she stunning? It’s hard to believe she will be fifty on her next birthday. Grace, their fourteen year old daughter is as intelligent as she is beautiful. She read with such eloquence during the ceremony.

Sally and John’s boys, Oscar and Dylan are the most mischievous, intelligent, polite young men one could wish to meet. (If marriages could be arranged at this stage, I’d happily marry Poppy off with Oscar. If he were to be half the man his father is, then my she would be the luckiest woman)

And here’s John looking so utterly handsome and dapper.


I will never forget Sally’s words, spoken at their party afterwards, “The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother and that’s what John has done” Needless to say, I sobbed and sobbed.

I wish this wonderful family a lifetime filled with love, laughter and happiness.

Love Liz x



  1. August 10, 2014 / 6:30 pm

    I think I might cry too! What lovely words.
    Liz you look stunning

  2. August 10, 2014 / 6:31 pm

    If only that were true of all fathers Liz. Looks magical and you look lovely xx

  3. August 10, 2014 / 7:55 pm

    You look stunning Liz x

    It looks like it was a beautiful and emotional day.

    Take care

    Emma x

    • August 10, 2014 / 8:56 pm

      Thank you Emma. Yes, it was soooo emotional but totally brilliant x

  4. August 10, 2014 / 8:04 pm

    You look radiant Liz – and such a beautiful bride also … I can't decided whose shoes I like best. Both fabulous!!

  5. August 10, 2014 / 8:11 pm

    Oh what a lovely post – I'm all emotional reading it too! Congratulations to the happy couple.
    And Liz – you look fabulous – your outfit is stunning. Ax

    • August 10, 2014 / 8:59 pm

      Thank you Avril . It was so so emotional and full of genuine love and happiness x

  6. August 11, 2014 / 10:12 am

    Beautiful. Your outfit is just stunning and Sally looks amazing too. Fabulous candid pictures.

  7. August 11, 2014 / 1:16 pm

    You're so exquisitely dressed here! And what a beautiful bride. I love her choice of dress, it's very unique. Super pics, and sounds like it was an emotional day! x

  8. August 11, 2014 / 2:38 pm

    How wonderful to be part of such a special day! You look gorgeous as ever. The dress is stunning and your accessories finish it off perfectly. I love the bride's dress and shoes too! And what a beautiful bouquet. xxx
    The Jolly Fashionista

  9. August 11, 2014 / 4:03 pm

    Love this, how romantic, what a beautiful couple! And I love your outfit, gorgeous as always
    Abbi x

  10. August 11, 2014 / 4:54 pm

    Tears everywhere, how lovely! I'm so thrilled for Sal I had no idea. She looks stunning! Big Congratulaions all round. They are a beautiful family. Liz, I love that dress and your shoes! PS what size feet are you hint hint! What a fab post I'm so happy for them!

  11. August 20, 2014 / 9:02 pm

    Oh what a beautiful & heartfelt post! You look stunning Lizzy as does the bride! LOL at your cheeky boy too! Your girl is a great photographer too! Ax

    • August 20, 2014 / 9:07 pm

      Thank you Andrea. Sally is the most beautiful lady. Harry is so cheeky. He thinks I'm mad and Poppy has infinite patience taking my photos x

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