Friday, 14 September 2012

wedding guest outfit and hot tubs



My first weekend back in BC was spent in Harrison Hot Springs, a resort area about two hours away, attending a wedding. My mom and sister were proper guests, my other sister and I were plus ones, and my mom decided to make a big weekend-long event of it, on the logic that "none of my daughters seem to be getting married so we may as well enjoy other people's weddings." Sounded good to me. I got to spend the weekend alternately dressed up and being, apparently, "the life and soul of the party," and sitting in a heated pool surrounded by mountains and forests, (as you can see, I'm extra-shiny from all the heat and happiness). Then there were the natural mineral hotsprings, Thai chicken pizza dinners, room service breakfasts (weirdly cheaper than the buffet) and drinking champagne in the bride's room. Running into ex-boyfriends and members of the bridal party I used to babysit every time I walked through the lobby was a bit surreal, but hey! All part of being home.

Lovely sisters/partners-in-life-and-soul-of-the-party-ing

I wore an old dress I bought my sister for her birthday years ago.

Apparently we did some tango in addition to Irish jigs and general flailing at the reception. Hmmm, might have been less noticeable if we weren't the only people dancing half the time. :D

The last day was chilly and misty, but it just made sitting in a warm outdoor swimming pool even better!

Beautiful British Columbia... check out the matching float-plane too.


Rebecca said...

By bf just walked past me reading this post and was like 'are you jealous of the holiday?' And I was very much 'yes definitely!' Looks beautiful and relaxing. Also I like how you and your sisters are all in monochrome outfits, sounds like a lot of fun!

Closet Fashionista said...

Woohoo, you look lovely! :D Sounds like the perfect weekend. I want to go to hot springs, ha ha

Despina T. said...

you both look adorable!lovely photos.

Nina said...

Oh wow BC looks so beautiful! What a perfect location to have a wedding, sounds like you had an amazing time! Love what you're wearing
Nina from little nomad

Marzipan said...

You and your sisters look adorable <3

Franca said...

I'm so jealous of all your travelling! This looks like a wonderful place and of course you all look lovely!

dusanabotswana said...

I had to do a double take of your little sister up there, with that big smile seemed so like you. You all all darling and I love you mom's logic there. Look like ou has wonderful family bonding in a gorgeous place!

A Certain Vintage said...

this looks magical and sounds like a perfect family trip! i love holing up in a hotel sometimes and nothing like a wedding for general good craic!
your sisters look so like you :)

Ashley said...

YOU ALL LOOK GREAT!!!!!! Was it a black and white themed wedding?

Sounds very eventful...running into ex boyfriends? eek...good thing you had those hot tubs on hand!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Ashley: Nope, my entire family just managed to dress in black and white. The bridesmaids were in black, so we could have subbed them out. ;)

Melissa Sonico said...

beautiful wedding dress. i like the last outfit too. also, yikes about running into your ex!
Sometimes Almost Always

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Nah, it was someone I've seen many times before and from a long time ago. :) Just random since it was in an out-of-town location.

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

What a lovely, scenic spot to have a wedding. It sounds like you had a great time. And the hotsprings! How luxuriating.