Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Frocking about in a wedding dress

On the morning of my wedding I woke with excitement in my tummy. I looked out of the window of my hotel room across Sydney harbour and smiled. It was going to be a beautiful day. I had breakfast with my sister. My hair was professionally styled. My make up applied for me. Despite a small hint of morning sickness I scrubbed up ok. As I walked down the street people smiled and called out to me.

“Congratulations! You look beautiful!”

I must say, I rather enjoyed the attention.

This morning, in a last ditch attempt to raise some Frocktober funds, I put my wedding dress on again. I found my veil, and tiara and slipped my feet in to white satin shoes.

My girls were fairly unimpressed. My husband was bemused.

I got some funny looks as I pushed the double buggy through the shopping center. Some people smiled. Some just gapped. I acted like it was the most normal thing in the world. The ladies at Bakers Delight were so impressed they gave me a free bun.

Frocktober has been a wonderful experience. It forced me out of my mummy uniform and into a pretty dress… 31 of them to be precise… a different one for every day of the month (some were my own, some borrowed from friends). I started to experience myself differently… I rediscovered my femininity.

Will I wear my mummy uniform again? Of course I will… but perhaps not as religiously as I did before…

Will I wear dresses more often? Damn frocking right I will!

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23 comments:

  1. Oh, well that does it! I have to donate now! You went to the supermarket in your WEDDING DRESS. You're awesome-sauce.

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  2. hahah, you are friggin' awesome!! I wish I saw you rocking the wedding dress. Rachel x

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  3. My wedding dress has been in the box it came home from the dry cleaners in for 7 years. Maybe it's time to get it out! I love that you wore the veil too!

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  4. Hahahahahahaha. I love these photo (and now Baker's Delight even more). Go you :), I admire your courage, funny looks from your family or no :)

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  5. Hilarious!!! I just hope you walked down the (Coles) aisle with the veil over your face.

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  6. You are FROCKING AWESOME!!!! That totally, totally rocks my frock! Love your work, you mad nutter! x

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  7. Love this! How brilliant. You make a beautiful bride, that's for sure.

    I think I am going to Frocktober it up next year. Note to self: buy shitloads of fake tan for ghost legs (important public service gesture).

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    1. I would really recommend it! You've got plenty of time to prepare :-) x

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  8. Congrats on frocking up every day....that's an awful lot of frocks! You did really well lovely :-)

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  9. Love it, if I hadn't been so sick this morning I might have considered trying to squeeze in mine! But had a pj day!

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  10. Love, love, love this!! You go girl! :) xo

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  11. Congrats on the effort. You look stunning!!! And once again thanks for the ingenious idea... I think it's going to take off for next Frocktober x

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  12. That is an awesome idea!!!!! You look great, good job!!!!!

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  13. Its so cool that you wore your wedding dress! I would totally do it but there is no way I would ever fit in to it! I'd need to lose about 20 kgs and use a time machine! Lol!

    I must say, seeing all yours and everyone else's Frocktober pics actually made me a bit keen to wear more dresses and I actually bought one last week to wear to my cousins hens night and again this Sunday to Kelly HTandT's daughter's christening and it felt really good wearing a dress for a change. I even wore red lipstick for the first time in my life! Not sure about the red lippy for a daytime thing this weekend but who knows. Thank you for inspiring me!

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  14. Oh wow wish I could have seen you in Coles! Did you make your fundraising target? You should have, what a fab effort!

    After 22 years and just as many kilos, I don't think I'll be wearing my wedding dress again any time soon ...

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