Always the bridesmaid?

In truth, in over 59 years, for whatever reason, I havent been to that many weddings in my life. Not quite sure of numbers, but a dozen, or less, quite likely. And those I have been to, always as a guest, and nothing more. Never been a bride, cant even remember getting to be a bride on stage, even! Yes, thats right, never been a bridesmaid either! Until now! Well, not quite now, but in 3 weeks, and 2 days time, yes, I will be. My current concern is more about not messing things up, given there will be very limited opportunities for a rehearsal, given I will only arrive in town about 2 days before the big event! I know, all will be fine, but this is me…!

I’m not saying that at 59 years, and 6 months (to the day), that I will be the oldest first time bridesmaid ever, but I suspect I’d be near the top of that list! Before you ask, yes, I’m definitely looking forward to it, and honored to have been asked, as I’d given up on it ever happening by now. No, I dont expect to ever make the oldest first time bride list, I might add! Maybe, who knows, but breath wont be held lol!

To be honest, currently at least, my biggest concern about it all, is my back! Thankfully the back brace corset does seem to be capable of allowing me to stand still for more than a couple of minutes at present, but how long that really will work for, I have no idea. And no, I dont want to be a bridesmaid in a wheelchair lol! I’m sure I wouldnt be the first, but yes, I’d rather be able to pass on that, all the same, given I can walk, and stand, at the moment at least.

But yes, me, the blushing bridesmaid. Never thought it would happen, but really looking forward to it now. Now, if I can catch the bouquet lol…?

The video, very apt for a wedding. I cant believe I havent used this here before, but seemingly not, so…

A fascinating hat?

Well, the dress for the wedding has now arrived, not that I’ve tried it on yet, but I will do, but probably be Tuesday now, at this point, as I have got a bit behind with matters today. All entirely my fault, though I could blame the 3 week interval on updates at the EMCSA, but wouldnt be entirely true. But yes, deed done, and its ready for the big day. No, not mine yet, nor is it likely to be, but who can tell? Someone might fall for my charms in LA, or in September, but…yes, stop laughing, now! Fine, I am, anyway!

That matter sorted, I then discover I’m expected to wear a hat on the big day. I cant remember the exact words Stacie used, nor can I find them now, which is annoying, but anyway, lets just say they arent meant to be boring and dull! Oh, and let me add that the last time I was seen wearing a hat, was October 2015, in Hollywood, where a handy Dodgers cap stopped sufficient numbers of those people offering trips to see the modern stars homes from thinking I was anything but a local. Might need to get it back off someone for a few weeks time! If anyone has any other tips, to look like a local, not a tourist, they would be much appreciated, as thats the image I want to create while there.

Oh fine, given the dress is silver/gold, when it turns to hats, I’m thinking of something of that kind, that could work as a vintage look, which is totally me, or something apt for a robot. Then this hat came to mind as a guide…

Nancy Carroll, for those who want to know, though originally it got into my picture collection because it came up as a Google search for images of Clara Johnson! Still need to find a picture of her, somewhere!

Oh, fine, dont worry yourselves about the concept, unless you fancy the challenge, or know someone that might. Stacie has said she will ‘sort me out’, and I’m sure that will be great. But if anyone wants a design contest or something, feel free to send sketches, or ideas to me at , all the same. No, it doesnt have to actually turn me into a robot, or anything, though if it could…lol! Just one thing, I’m not a wealthy lady, so dont go designing something that will cost a fortune to make, unless wearing it has, err, interesting effects! 😉

Right, video time. I’m hoping that a few of my British readers might have heard of Steeleye Span, though I’m not convinced that many readers from further afield will have done. So, let me educate you! The song was originally released in 1976, this live version from 2004 shows Maddy could still perform then. Still can, in truth, so if anyone knows of a show, and has spare tickets…?

Going to the chapel, but not me being married!

Actually, in truth, I have no idea if it will be chapel, church, or registry office (or whatever the US equivalent is?), but it looks like I’m going to a wedding this year. And yes, as you might have guessed from one comment, it will be in the US, definitely a first. No, not me, not yet at least, and unless anyone is crazy, probably not me, ever! But who knows, there might be someone that fancies a challenge, or wants to turn me into a Stepford type wife (which I’d enjoy far too much!), but logic says not!

To be fair, even when I saw the announcement on Facebook, and congratulated her accordingly, I wasnt expecting to be invited to the wedding. Lets face it, I’m a few thousand miles from New York State, and we’ve never actually met yet, though its fair to say like I feel I have known Stacie for years. In a sense, I have, but in real life, not yet!

So when it gets mentioned in messages that she wanted to know when I would be in her corner of the US later this year, and that she wants me to be at the wedding, well, I was honored, flattered, but fine, amazed. Admittedly, as it stands, given I’m flying in 1 Saturday, flying out the next one, its not going to work like that. A midweek wedding might suit me, but not going to suit anyone else, lets face it. So I might have to beg a holiday extension at work, but I can live with that!

Finding a suitable dress, hmm? I have a few that would more than do, but a new one, doubtful, but we will see. Where’s that Harlow type gown when I need it lol? Couldnt afford it, even if I found one! But if anyone is offering …? No, I might need a slightly larger size than Jean would have done!

I’ll be honest, if she cant make those dates I’m in the area, for whatever reason, and that does seem a rushed arrangement to me, I’ll be doing everything possible to get there, whenever it happens. Who knows, I might catch the bouquet, when she throws it, and then…No, I dont think any man, or woman is that crazy regardless!

So Stacie, thank you, invite accepted, whenever it actually happens!

The video, big clue in the blog title! I assumed that 25 years after the hit, this might not be a good idea, going for a live version, but no concerns on that front!