Ok peops, hope you're sitting down for this one. See that pic above? That's a ring with a little silver bird wearing a gold crown with black diamond eyes. He's proof that someone has made the questionable decision that they want to marry me!!! I know! I told you that you should have been sitting down.
Pat (AKA Patty), who I often refer to as 'Mr So Zo', must actually like that idea because just before Christmas, out of the blue, he proposed me up. It's taken me about a month to get my head round the thought that I am going to be married, and equally long for us to develop some opinions on what the actual event should be like.
The most frequent question I've been asked all month is 'Are you going to make your own wedding dress?'. Umm, well I make my own coats, jeans, pyjamas, T-shirts, knickers; let me think... YES!!!!! Of course I'm going to be making my wedding dress! And my best mate's bridesmaid dress for that matter. Except, whilst I've been slowly developing an idea of how all the rest of this wedding should look, my vision of the dresses remains a bit of a blur. Which is why I need your help......
Let's take a look at the facts:
- I'm going to get married in late September this year
- It's going to be a fairly quick, non-religious ceremony in Brighton Town Hall
- The reception will involve music, dancing and cava (and therefore merriment
Oh, and I am going to buy new fabric for these dresses rather than relying on second hand flotsam and jetsam as usual with my sewing projects!
So please help!!! If you have any ideas for any element for either of the dresses, please share them with me! If you have an awesome image saved on your computer, or saw a great vintage dress on ebay, or watched a great inspirational old film, or have seen a great sewing pattern for sale or basically ANYTHING that could inspire the design for these dresses, please let me know. If you have a link to something on the interwebs, please leave it in the comments section. If you have an image file to show me, please email it to me at sozoblog (at) gmail (dot) com. I'm casting the net wide at this stage so any inspiration or starting point you care to throw into that net will be most gratefully received.
Thanks everyone! xxx