Hey friends! Here’s a few informal snaps from the Canberra wedding. I was just a guest at this one; the bride is a school friend from college days.
Julia and I were into musicals and singing. She introduced me to Alison Krauss, and we tried to harmonise on The Dixie Chicks’ version of Landslide. Another friend in the group told us to stop.
I remember when I went to Julia’s house for the first time and being jealous that she had a queen size bed while I was still on a single.
It was a great day to hang out with friends from school. I had one of those silly moments the movies seem so effective at playing out visually where you’re sitting at a significant event and a montage of the past happens in front of your eyes before you’re brought back to the present.
My scenes were mostly from school and this specific friendship group, and now Julia is married, and another friend has a toddler, and another is making waves in scientific research. Where did time go?!
Ok I’ll stop being sappy now.
You may recall in my Canberra packing guide that I was preparing for weird and wet weather. Well the Bureau of Meteorology decided to stuff around with me and we ended up having the most perfect autumn weather (read HOT) and the rain didn’t fall until about 8pm during the reception. That didn’t matter since we were all under cover anyway, but phew rain makes a difference to the heat.
My white canvas shoes crippled me because I hadn’t broken them in significantly before the trip, and of course my feet swell in heat so that didn’t help the foot situation either. I am a slave to my vanity but you should learn from my mistake young padawan; pride comes before utterly crushed toes and blistered heels.
At the last minute I also changed my dress. On trying the red lace number I found my shoulders bulged in all the wrong places, the waist was straining, and the length of skirt just this side of too short. I ended up doing a last minute ASOS dress haul and managed to bags a navy linen one shoulder number, so I’ll update my fancy wear capsule again soon.