On the weekend, Jakk and I flew to New Zealand for my dad’s wedding, and I was really excited that we were able to hang out with my sister and her little family for the weekend as well!
I had my heart set on wearing a certain dress, when a parcel arrived the day before we flew out – and this lovely number was inside.
I originally bought it as a dancing dress, but after trying it on it seemed too nice – don’t you love it when a purchase exceeds your expectations?
This 1950’s dress is simply cut – dolman sleeves with cuffs, mandarin neckline, princess seams – but it’s beautifully made and really shows.
Jakk wore Retrospec’d California trousers, vintage vest and a 1940’s scarf – she’s such a snazzy dresser, I love it!
Unfortunately there’s a media blackout on all photos during the wedding, so I can’t show you what my step-mother wore, but here’s a shot of my nervous dad just before we left.
The wedding was in a place called Whanganui, and our first trip to New Zealand. I wish we had the time (and money) to make it a mini-holiday but Viva is just around the corner.
We had a few hours on the morning of the wedding to take a trip into Whanganui town, and visited the Durie Hill War Memorial. To get to the summit you take a very ricketty old elevator that the locals use regularly as a form of transport. I understand why, as the stairs are a killer!