argh! i just wrote the biggest post and my computer ate it!
arghh! i'll do my best to rethink it
hey all, i'm new to the forums, just thought i'd stop hassling my poor mother about wedding things and get excited amongst people who won't mind a bit of rambling! i'm almost 26, we're getting married in september in brissie (at my old school chapel), and it's not going to be totally 'traditional'
(ICantWait, this is particularly relevant to you, and any others who think that straying from the 'white' is scary)
i'm a pale-skinned redhead, who looks awful in white/gold/ivory/cream etc... and i have issues with paying for the most expensive photo package of my life and being in a dress that isn't complimentary. fortunately my fiance, my mum and all my family and friends are very understanding and don't mind me being a little different
i'll try and be brief... my best friend who lives in london also lived in bangladesh a few years ago (for australian volunteers abroad)... she travelled back there a few weeks ago, after many long conversations between brissie and london, and has sent over 22 metres of sari silks for both me and my bridesmaids' dresses (and it is sickening how cheap it was compared to silks over here!).
the thing is, i am doing a bit of a colour swap - i'm putting my girls in cream and i'm going to be wearing a blood red (shot with black) dupion silk! i met with my designer on tuesday (kym scott for any brisbanites who may know of her - she is fabulous by the way!) so things are really feeling like they are happening. i'm so excited!
i'm keeping things 'secret' as far as design is concerned, however it should be pretty 'interesting'
. the funniest thing is that we are having a very traditional catholic service so i think the nuns at the chapel are going to pass out!
anyway, for anyone out there who thinks they might like to be different, go for it! there is nothing at all wrong with white, but don't think you have to wear it for 'tradition'... you want to be confident and happy in your dress, so make sure it is really 'you'!
personally, i can't wait for the 'ooh' as i walk down the aisle, rather than the standard 'awwww's!