Thursday, 15 August 2013

a deleriously pretty summer wedding

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Montreal stuff is coming, but in the meantime I forgot to post these pictures, which are a chance to show off my favourite dress of the year. I've been wearing this to all kinds of summer parties in Barcelona, and it's one of pieces that makes you feel instantly special. Not the kind of thing I'd wear to the office, but a good antidote to the blah-ness of everyday life.

This was the wedding of a very old friend of mine, who I hadn't seen in 15 years. We grew up across the street from each other in Thunder Bay, Ontario, but when I was 10 my family moved out west. We didn't really keep in touch, but when he heard I was in the country I got a last minute invite to his wedding. It was gorgeous, it was amazing to see him and his brother again all grown up, and the food was really. damn. good. I always find weddings a bit weird, and I'm not sure I could have one that was so formal and ritualistic myself, but I won't deny it was a good time, and I must have had three helpings of pie and ice cream....

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me and my dad! :)

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There was a trio of cute Norwegian girls there, and one had a manicure of different animals with googly eyes and everything.

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My main memories of these guys are in pyjamas...

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Summer in Ontario, how I love you and your fresh berries for pies!

(dress is by Family Affairs; I like to support the independent brands by labelling them, although I don't with many of my clothes).


his_girl_friday said...

I love the neckline on that dress.

Anonymous said...

What a pretty wedding, you looked so lovely and elegant and chic in that dress! So fun that you girls have stayed friends for so long!

Cee. ♥
Code Overdressed

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Cee: haha, it's actually the groom and I who are friends!

@his girl Friday: the neckline is pretty amazing!

lauren, curious constellation said...

You look gorgeous!

Closet Fashionista said...

You look gorgeous in that dress, what a great length! :D
And yayyy for weddings, so exciting you got an invite to an old friends :)

Ana, Playground Love said...

I had no idea you lived in Ontario! Most of my family's in Canada and I was there for the summer; they're all from Ontario as well! (mostly Hamilton) And oh the fresh berries really are a treat, the pies are just delicious and ice-cream on the side is a must :) how I miss those pies *sigh*

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

The pictures ARE SO BEAUTIFUL. And that dress is to die for.

See you later today!

Dus of Cuddly Cacti said...

this looks like an absolutely beautiful wedding out in the park! Jonny and I have never had a real wedding still (we just eloped at the courthouse) but when we do it'll be outside and prob minimal ritual things. love that you support the small designers, i def agree the big names don't need extra pr. you look GORGEOUS in this dress Emily and I think you could tot remix it for the office.
Cuddly Cacti
Mitla Moda

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Ana: My parents live in Hamilton! I was born in Ontario, but lived in BC for 17 years or so. :)

Kallie: !!!!!!!!!

Dusana: My dad's a big proponent of the elopement idea. :D I could wear the dress to the office, but it's not very bra-friendly, and I do try and draw that line somewhere!

Rita Scamander said...

Lovely dress you have :)

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Ashley said...

You look divine!

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

That is one gorgeous dress! I may be making my first Family Affairs purchase soon and have been meaning to ask you how you find the fit of the pieces you own. I know there are measurements listed on the website, but still, sometimes you just have to seek another gal's opinion :)