This summer seems to be very popular for weddings – I have 2 cousins getting hitched, plus 3 girls at work. So wedding fever is as hot as this weather!
Given all the freelancing work I’ve done for Wedding Ideas previously, I do have a soft spot for weddings.
In August, my very special cousin, Adam, who grew up in New Zealand, is marrying a lovely Polish lady called Mirella, and they live together in London. So their wedding will have a truly international feel, with a variety of national traditions.
To help bring a touch of English tradition to their nuptials, I’ve sewn a special gift for Mirella – this bridal garter:
It’s the perfect item for fulfilling the old tradition of: ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.’
I bought the vintage blue lace in Beaten Green, a gorgeous vintage store in St Ives. So that’s her something old: check! And her something blue: check!
The elastic inside and the white fabric are both brand new: check!
Finally, I added a little poppered pouch on the inside of the garter, which is the perfect size for a ring or other little keepsake that she can borrow from someone special for the big day. Something borrowed: check!
I’m planning to give it to Mirella this weekend at her hen party, so I really hope she likes it. And I hope you like it, too.