It's a nice day for a white wedding

It was a bloody nice day indeed!
On Saturday, G and I took the Kombi for a run to Hanmer Springs, about an hour and a half away, for our friend Smritee's wedding.
We set up camp at the local campground, had a wee snack and a costume change, and trotted up to the fancy-schmancy Heritage Hotel for the 3pm ceremony.

Of course one must be fortified with a glass or two of vino before attending a wedding.
We had a divoonly creamy brie with some pestoey stuff, olives and crackers as a snack.

Then I popped on my Mother of the Bride frock, and had a little read in the shade.

A little slap, and I was ready to roll!

I picked up this perfect for a wedding 60's frock and matchy jacket last week when opshopping with my friend Alannah.

Worn with:
Bow-from sweet Nelly
Handbag-60's, from darling Brian
Earrings-from lovely Sue
Necklace-San Francisco

Yes, the bow was sitting a little like a satellite dish, but what's that between friends?

Here comes the bride!
She's a wee cutie, our Smritee.
Aided and abetted by her parents.
Mostly because her shoes were so damned high!

Whilst the bride and groom went for their photoshoot, G and I had a little vino and a relax before the onslaught of the reception.

Where I got a little groping in.

And admired the frock on this lovely Mrs Hanmer.
Must be early 1900's, judging by it's splendidness.
She looks smug and well pleased with herself.
I must practice that expression!

And we trotted on down back to the campround, stopping by a dear little field with some dear little sheep.

It was all really rather nice.
And no, I didn't fall off that fence I am posing so fetchingly on!



seƱora Allnut said...

whouu, snacks and some vino are really great before a wedding (or before whatever happens), and love your so perfect for a wedding frock and jacket, fabulous color!, and your great silver bow, yeah, it rocks!
besos & vinos

Vix said...

Oh, you look magnificent! That Mother Of The Bride outfit is sublime, I bet no-one could take their eyes off you! Those silver heels are rather splendid, too.
That delicious snack's making my reheated two-day old pizza look rather unappetising, too!
LOve! Vix

MistressCatgirl said...

That is such a lovely color and you can pull of that dress very well. Love your snacks. I've started taking a liking to wine as of late. Mostly white but some reds.
G looks very dapper and the looked very lovely.

Vintage Coconut said...

My My My Helga that 60s frock is quite divine on you. I love the color of blue. *WOOHOO* for weddings. Come to think of it I haven't been to a wedding in ages. *hmmpff*
Love you on a fence with sheep as your back drop. =D

Max said...

You look wonderful helgs, what a great find, though im sure your never lost in 'what to wear situations'!!!

Style Sud-Est said...

Gee how nice are you to dream about me and Izzy!
I don't know what i will do but i think i will go see someone who can help with what direction i should take- i spdid so many things in my work life surely i could do something interesting plus i have a diploma in translation

You look lovely and i see that your fav snack is the same as my Mr D , brie and vino!

Nice weeding nice day - perfect!

Take care lovely

Ariane xxxxx

The Grande Dame said...

Don't you look glamorous! I can't believe you op-shopped those gorgeous silver shoes. The scenery around you looks incredible.
Wish I could have a peek inside your bus - our old bus survived one single camping trip before it got all beaten up.

pastcaring said...

I love the shots of you in your magnificent blue wedding outfit against the beautiful blue sky, how gorgeous!
You look quite divinely regal, my darling, and if only your hair were permed or purple, you would have a whiff of Mrs Slocombe about you. And you KNOW that is a compliment!
G is looking rather fetching too, as is that Brie and wine. Got to wait till Friday to get my drinking pants on...
Congrats to the happy couple, big snogs to you and G! xxxxx

Janice Tutone said...

The last photo is really stunning! G looks great too. Looks like a beautiful day. XXX

Sheila said...

You really know how to have a good time in style! Love the blue and the bow and the shoes!

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Did you stay at Greenacres??? It all looks rather familiar to me. And so funny, we have pics of those sheep in that wee field too! Sounds like a delightful weekend for a road trip. Love you in blue, all matchy matchy & beautiful. Love G-man's outfit too. Xx

thorne garnet said...

The bride looks beautiful and so do you. Love the satellite, I mean bow. The old photos is pretty sweet, I could make that dress.Love how the stripes go all different ways

bonsaimum said...

The bride looked lovely and you looked absolutely picture perfect in your outfit.I must say G looked fetching too.

Fiona said...

What a gorgeous wedding outfit, I bet you were the best dressed guest there. Beautiful shots of you posing on the fence.

Anonymous said...

Your frock and jacket are beautiful and so are you with 'the bow who fell on earth' on top!!I love the photo of the bride with her parents, they look so happy and excited I can feel it from here!G looks great as always and I join the shooting on the fence fans, it's lovely!!
Love xxxxxx

Perdita said...

That is a PERFECT 60s wedding suit, absolutely superb!

Melanie said...

What a gorgeous outfit! Such a pretty blue. Well done you for balancing so perfectly, I would have been clinging for dear life with an expression of fear!

freckleface said...

Mother of the Bride indeed. How marvellous to find such an outfit just in the knickers of time. And ANOTHER pair of fantastic silver sandals! A girl could get covetous.

Love the fence shots, love the van, love the pre-bash snacks. Job's a good 'un. xx

Sue said...

A vision in blue!! Love the fence balancing poses, so pleased you didn't slip arse over tit into the lovely wee paddock with the lovely wee sheepies!!

Marla said...

Perfect outfit for a wedding. Love that blue color with your red hair. Fabulous photos!

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Aww, truly lovely in both magenta and blue. Fetchign is right!!! I would also say iconic on the fence! xoxo

P.S. I have a crush on Mrs. Hanmer's outfit!

karensomethingorother said...

Interestingly enough, Helga already looked gorgeous before she got ready for the wedding. No track pants and hoodies for You! And by the way, is this stupid, but you always have the best "snacks."

Krista said...

I do love a good party ER uh wedding! You are a vision in blue and G always knows what to wear for just the occasion. The bride looks happy and I love the picture of her folks walking her down the aisle. I'm loving that its summer there too, feels nice to see the sunshine! Celebrating love it doesn't get any better than that!

Sacramento Amate said...

Glorious in blue, my dear Helga. You have to give me one of those hugs one day,ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Anonymous said...

This song you're referring to was just on the radio today. And you do look fetching on that fence, it's a great pose I must say.

Melanie said...

Never has a sheep pasture looked so grand and elegant. From your satellite-dish-perched bow to your silver sandals, you are a vision of loveliness. G was quite spectacular as well. If I attended a wedding and saw you, I would B-line directly to your table to share with you my hidden bottle of, um, diet Pepsi?

Anonymous said...

Whoa--the bride was gorgeous but I'm sure all eyes were on you!!! The dress is glorious--the perfect style, the perfect Helga-blue color!!
and the G-man was looking fine himself.
your snack makes me hungry!

Renia said...

You look beautiful and so elegant. I love this blue dress. Bride is amazing:)! Kisses x x x x x

Miss Simmonds Says said...

oooh that food is making me feel peckish. You look stunning in all the photos, love the satellite dish bow and the matchy matchy blue dress. The last photos in the evening light are beautiful! Stunner! xxxx

Forest City Fashionista said...

Your pre-wedding snacks sound delish! I love the photos of you precariously posing on the fence in your fetching blue dress. Both of you look very cool - no doubt the best dressed guests!

two squirrels said...

Oh that divine outfit just wanted to go to another wedding and look just specular on you my dear. The blue is yummy!!!! Mr G was looking very handsome.
What a beautiful bride, she looks so very happy too.
Love v

Misfits Vintage said...

Ooh darling - you are a VISION! I ADORE the purples/lavenders in the first outfit - and the wedding outfit is SUBLARRRM! The shoes and accessories are, as always, PERFECT and Testicle Man looks as dashing as usual!

Love you more than kombis! Sarah xxx

joyatri said...

For such a jam-packed day that included costume changes, you look remarkably relaxed. I guess that's what beautiful weather and nature do to one.
The mother of the bride dress is a stunning color. You're so lucky to have found it just in time for this wedding. Digging G's and Mrs. Hammer's attire as well.