I don't get to see my nieces enough, and they are both adorable.
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!
The next day, we hopped on a plane back to Sydney - it felt very strange to visit a country for just three days!
1950's dress - SimplicityIsBliss on Etsy
Shoes - Miss L Fire 'Tortuga'
1950s rhinestone brooch - gift from Jakk
Bracelet - Mimco Love and Loss bracelet
Lurex handbag - Op-Shop (Vinnies in West Ryde).
I hope you liked the sneak peek into our weekend...
Coming up shortly - updates on the Butterick/Gertie Sarong Dress, altering a modern dress to make it more 'vintage' and more free patterns of course!