Nearly Married Friend became Newly Married Friend this weekend, with yours truly acting as one of four bridesmaids.
Given this was the bride and groom's second crack at tying the knot (December's heavy snow putting pay to plans the first time round), the assembled party was in doubly high spirits – it would have taken an outbreak of locusts to stop it this time.
The bride wore Notte by Marchesa, with Manolo Blahniks on her feet. The bridesmaids wore Coast dresses (nothing too bridesmaidey, thank goodness), LK Bennett shoes and particularly fabulous Butler & Wilson earrings.
Hiccups on the day were limited to the wrong colour flowers in the bridal bouquet (no hissy fit from the bride; I think when you've waited an extra three months to say 'I do' the difference between lilac and blue pales into insignificance) and annoying guests deciding at the table they wanted the vegetarian option rather than the lamb (nothing to do with me, what-so-ever), and the same annoying guests attempting to ransack the chiller van for more champagne half way through the meal (well, I was a bridesmaid after all).
For anyone planning a wedding in Wiltshire, Newly Married Friend's line-up of support included:
Food (vegetarian or otherwise) from Norma Farrelly Catering
Hair from Michelle at Bridal Hair in Wiltshire (endlessly patient with bridesmaids changing their mid about updo Vs loose curls, even half way through styling)
Make-up from Helen Spencer at Made Up (so good I'm now rethinking my plan of having my sister do my make-up come June)
Venue: Trafalgar Park
Flowers: Britford Flower Club and Rachel Phillips