Some Velvet Morning-A Wedding, part 1

Our long time friends Gillian and Wayne got married yesterday!
The theme was Country and Western, and it was splendid to see it embraced by one and all.
We had a hootenany of a good time!

They live out in the country, and the whole farm was done up to the nines.
This dear old truck was part of the property when Gill originally bought the place 12 or so years ago, and we've always been blithering about using it for a little photoshoot......

I wore:
Frock-70's squaredance frock, from Retropolitan
Crinoline-Etc Vintage
50's/60's cocktail headpiece-Wildfell Hall Vintage
Boots-retail, about 20 years ago
Sunglasses-Wasteland, San Francisco
So Obviously Rex handbag-gift from the sweetest Squirrel
Necklaces-San Francisco, London/Nevada (the cameo was from London and the setting was from Nevada) and a market
Earrings-Selcuk, Turkey

G wore:
Replica top hat-a Retropolitan sale
Vintage waistcoat-opshopped, I think
60's dinner shirt-opshopped
Pants-made by moi
70's Belt-I think this was a gift?!
Sunglasses-no idea

The car was featured in Gillian's film Snakeskin .
We had a riot taking drunken pix in it later.
Gill went for a Steampunk cowgirl theme, and looked spectacular!

I helped dress the tables, so of course absconded with this darling burro for our table....I really, really want to steal it......!!!
Gill's had it for years.
Goes well with her general obsession with all things Western!

Catching a quick snog with our Ralph.....

The festivities got rather rampant, satrting with the shot of tequila that was part of the deal for my signing the wedding papers as one of the witnesses...and it all went downhill from be continued!



Misfits Vintage said...

How utterly, fabularsely, splendidly, SPECTACULAR!

YOU are stunning, darling - LOVE your frock and petticoats and the headpiece is diviiiine. Wolver-G could not be more PERFECT - waistcoat and top hat YES PLEEEASE!

Love the truck, the theme, the beautiful location and of course, the burro!

Love you more than COWGIRLS!

Sarah xxx

Trees said...

I LOVE the idea of a themed wedding, I wish one of my friends would have a western themed wedding! You and G both look FABULOUS!! I love your friends wedding frock and I loved her movie Snakeskin too (You not only have fabulous friends - but famous friends too xoxox)

Rosina Lee said...

oh fabulous fun!

Sue said...

Fabulous wedding, perfect weather and obviously truck loads of FUN!!! You and G looked so gorgeous. You made his pants? Talent just oozes out of every pore!!

Anonymous said...

Helga! These are fantastic! G looks a bit like Gary Oldman in Dracula. Very cool look. What a sweet wedding too. The most intimate of weddings.

I saw a sweater in a thrift shop made in New Zealand today with sheep on it! I thought of you. ;)

Vix said...

As a total wedding-phobe I've got to say Gillian and Wayne's looks spectacular! You are gorgeous, that frock and the ratted up Bedford, it's one hell of a vision.
G looks incredible in his hand-made trews and hat!
Wow! can't wait for part 2!
Loads of love! xxxxxxxxxxx

PinkCheetahVintage said...

That blue bandana dress is so perfect on you! Love the necklaces and G looks incredible in those pants-- you are a sewing genius. The wedding looks gorgeous, fun, and full of love
Becky :)

Carina Rosenholm said...

Stunning pics! Love the Old truck - oh hell i love It all!

Mrs. D said...

Dang, you look hawt!
Looks like you had a great time!!!

freckleface said...

That is the BEST. What a great theme for a wedding.

You look fantastic in your beautiful dress, G looks amazing and the bride is delightful. I love the tables with the cosmos in bottles, the wedding in a field, the beaten up pink truck and the burro.

xxxxx p.s. stop snogging all the boys, you minx.

Lucys Lounge said...

what a great wedding. you dress is beautiful. I think blue is your favourite colour?

Anonymous said...

You look fabulous, were you the brides something blue because I'm sure dressed like that you would have been the sweetest good luck charm.

The truck is an awesome spot for some piccies. Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all.

Sara said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! And your dress is SO fabulouuus!

Hannah said...

You look stunning in blue my dear, that dress a lil hat are gorgeous.The day sounds idyllic I flipping the way the truck is covered in plants! xxx

Louise Mc said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful day. It looks like such a relaxed and enjoyable wedding! You look fab and so does G, he looks a little like Noddy Holder with that hat and them lamb chops. X

Kitty said...

Could you two *be* any more spectacular??!! Everything is just too divine my dear, and it sounds like an awesome wedding, can't wait to hear more.xx.

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

Now that's my kind of wedding. You looked fab as always, but let's talk about G's attire... Can we say AWESOME?!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous, spectacular wedding!!!
The bride, the car, the theme and the guests!!!You and G are legendary, I love your frock, your headpiece and G's top hat with all my heart!!
I wish your fantastic friends Gillian and Wayne all the best!!
Lots of love

Ofelia said...

All the photos, the outfits and people look beautiful and full of sunny energy; even your dress match the flowers!

thorne garnet said...

A freaking pink flat bed truck? That all by it's self would be awesome, add you and G? Awesome times 3

Bella Q said...

You both look purdy as a picture! And congrats and best wishes to the lovely bride and groom!

Tami Von Zalez said...

You have the best backgrounds for your photo shoots! and ... you are so pretty in blue ~

seƱora Allnut said...

delightfully themed wedding, love that country-western-steampunk inspiration!
and both of you look perfectly suitable!, love your frock and boots ensemble!!
besos & funny parties forever

Sheila said...

That looks like the best wedding ever! Love everyone's outfits, particularly Gill's and G's - and yours of course!

Funny: my friend thought the word "hootenanny" was "Hootin' Annie"!

pastcaring said...

What a wonderful wedding! It looks like a fabulous day. Your blue dress and headpiece are divine, G looks amazingly dandified, and Gill looks beautiful.
Fabulous idea for a wedding, and a great backdrop for the photos. Rampant festivities? That's my sort of wedding! xxxx

Val Sparkle said...

Looks like a wonderful wedding, and I like your title. Reminds me of the post Joni did a few weeks back and that haunting song.

I love the old truck with the flowerpots in the back - did they do that for the wedding or are they always there? So pretty.

You are fast becoming my idol! Your blues are always the most vibrant, your hair is always the most flaming, and your glasses deserve a blog of their own. Trollop-tastic!

Vintage Coconut said...

Ahhhh you gorgeous couple! Both you and G are a vision of loveliness!
That old truck is real cool. perfect photo prop.
The wedding looked like a very happy time. =D

Frocktasia said...

Yowza, Helga you look divine in that heavenly blue ensemble and I see that G is matching his glasses with your splendor ;)
He looks fabulous too, what a tremendously awesome man you've got, you lucky woman!
The wedding looks fab, I think that if you are going to get hitched do something different.
Looking forward to the next installment.
Lot's of love,

daiseedeb said...

Such a wonderful wedding! Style, fun, flowers,
old it.
Not to mention your perfectly cow girl and square dancing dress!

So hope you don't mind, did my blog about you today to share all of your wonderfulness.

Cuz, you rawk, lady.
; )

CityScape Skybaby said...

What a beautiful post Helga, I'm so glad there's more to come! I love you in blue against the faded orange truck, G's outfit is fantastic and your friend's wedding looks so beautiful. Is that little cowboy boots full of bubbles I see on the tables? If it is then that is one of the cutest things ever. And thank you for telling me about Zombi, I'd love to have my own Zombi one day, it might even convince me to learn to drive properly at last. xx

tanaya said...

Gosh! You are stunning (the mother of understatements), the dress, the neck bling, the sunglasses and YOU...This is too much awesome-ness for one little person...Care to share some of your magic-awesome-dust? xxx

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

You and your man ... absolutely Royal beautiful!

bonsaimum said...

You both look splendid. looks like it was a real knees up!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

The truck is awsome, perfect for posing on. G looks amazing! He should wear more top hats. I love your sunnies and of course the square dance dress... It looks gorgeous on you, I just want to give you a great big squeeze! Xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous wedding!! The truck is so cool!!
You almost outshone the bride in your fab outfit!!
I must say Wolver-G was looking mighty fine in his wedding attire!! RAWR!!!

Mariela said...

Simply Fabulous! Both you and G look smashing. You did a great job setting the tables.

Forest City Fashionista said...

The outfits on the wedding party are sooo much fun!! Your square-dancing dress and velvet headpiece are perfect for the event. Blue really is such a gorgeous colour with your hair and lovely pale skin. G looks smokin' hot in the larger photo of him with his foot on the truck's running board. I think you need to get a print made of that one!

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

You both look fabulous! What a great idea for a wedding theme :)

Barn House Antiques said...

You look great! That dress is awesome!!! Such a perfect setting for a wedding.

Krista Gassib said...

Well aren't these some of the best dam pictures ever to grace the interwebs:) You and G look friggin' spectacular in front that of that ole beautiful truck! I love the pick up bed full of flowers! This really is an absolutely gorgeous vibe of a wedding. I'm just gushing all over these pictures!!!! Your blue dress and petticoat is country hot and G looks like an outlaw to run away with!!! Thanks for sharing these are amazing!!!

delia hornbook said...

aahhh it looks like it was a beautiful day you all looked gorgeous, love your blue dress. Congratulations to the bride and groom. dee xx

Emalina said...

Beautiful in blue, loving that petticoat peeking out under the gorgeous dress.

Rose&Bird said...

Great pictures x

Sacramento Amate said...

What a brilliant way to get married without all the crap going on here, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh