Wednesday, 5 September 2012

a little vision in white // wedding-dress-ups!

Oh Lily.

This girl is obsessed with weddings and getting married! She spied my wedding dress in my cupboard last week and started begging to try it on so she could pretend to be Mummy on her wedding day. She even asked for my wedding shoes! I have mixed feelings about her wedding obsession, and was not sure if this was a good idea, encouraging her further?!?! She begged and pleaded daily and well.... I remembered a Pinterest idea of taking a photo of your little girl in your wedding dress, to show her on her own wedding day and soooooo.... I decided to let her enjoy the dress up fun! I do have further musings on this wedding obsession topic, but these shots are so magical, I will leave the deeper writings for another day, I think.

Suffice to say.... it was pretty much all her dreams come true!! Her childish glee and giggles rang out, whilst my heart caught in my throat as I dressed her carefully in layers of tulle from my own beautiful day almost eight years ago... yeah, it was a pretty surreal moment!

Darling girl, if one day you choose to marry, I hope this little photo session will be a tender memory of how you once dreamt of that special day - now a reality!

 
A joyful mess of tulle
 
Lily wearing my veil and tulle/silk skirt. The bodice I wore was hired from an amazing local
couturier so Lily has the skirt hitched up and over her shoulders by the skirt's hanger straps!



Dreaming of walking in Mummy's shoes....

 

Be still, my heart! A glimpse of the amazing woman she is to become....




The shy bride!

How's this coy look?! She is so pleased to be playing 'world's ultimate dress-ups'!


Sniff, sniff!

17 comments:

  1. Wow Kate, these photos are really beautiful. I love all the light you captured. Check out the look of bliss on her face!
    Eeeek, your little girl does love a good wedding now doesn't she? It's amazing to watch what out little girl's focus on isn't it. I am not thrilled about Harper's obsession with princesses in fairy tales but look, it has all come from a good place (reading books) and really I have had nothing to do with leading her down that obsessive path!
    I think it is lovely that you gave Lily this moment, even if it came with some reservations on your part.

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    1. thanks amber, yes i was pretty happy w them - for once! I know what you mean - these kids definitely pick their own obsessions - at least I dont encourage it... um, well except for this instance!!! ;) she did absolutely love it so it was a special moment thats for sure!

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  2. So, so, beautiful. I don't think you'll regret indulging her fantasy. Maybe she needs a little tulle skirt and veil of her own now? Go on, you know you want to ;)

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    1. thanks tarnya and yeah it was fun indulging her for sure - she was so happy! in her dress up box she has an old bassinette cover made of netting that is the perfect veil - it gets a good work out!!!

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  3. ooooh wow! What gorgeous shots! That black and white one, fourth up from the bottom, so so beautiful. World's ultimate dress-ups indeed! Fab!

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  4. What a gorgeous idea, and such a beautiful little bride-to-be! (One day, some day far far away...) Such amazing photos and such an amazing afternoon spent.

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    1. thats right velle - one day FAR FAR away!!! :)

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  5. Oh this is amazing! Beautiful photos Kate. Lily will treasure this day so much, very, very special. xx

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  6. These are so precious! What a special mummy daughter bonding time. I'm sure this will be a golden memory for you and Lily.

    (And yes she totally needs her own veil! I had one as a girl and loved it. Not a bad thing to indulge in after all:)

    I was secretly hoping for a snap of you in your wedding dress at the end though... comon'! You know you want to share!!!

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    1. thanks fiona, yes i have a feeling these will be much treasured shots in years to come... and it was a fun little activity together, she was so excited. as for my wedding shot... ummm?!?!? she is MUCH cuter to look at :)

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  7. Such great photos! (Love that black and white one -fourth from the bottom.) What a special time for the both of you! I never thought to do this with my girls. I just might have to remember this with my littlest one. :-)

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    1. ooh yes, have a go with your little one - fun :)

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  8. What a fun mom you are, Kate! These are such pretty pictures, my favorite is the first one. She just looks so thrilled!

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    1. awww thanks! havent been able to do much fun stuff at all lately so when she asked for this, it seemed like a special memory to make together! yes i love the 1st one too - just so happy and sweet!

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  9. Love them Kate, so reminds me of someone else trying on a veil and 2 Mums getting teary and emotional. Great memory.

    Looking at you all over again xx.

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  10. Great photos Kate, love the through the veil ones!! She looks totally gorgeous and so happy. I think it looks like good fun for both of you :)

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  11. Hello Kate, I love these photos. What a beautiful thing to do with your daughter. Congratulations on your pregnancy and I do hope that the rest of your pregnancy goes gently for you. Nicole x

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