Wedding dress – 10 years on

On the 2nd August Hubs and I will have been married for 10 years. However we will be on holiday en famille then, making it hard to celebrate just the two of us. Enter our saviours, my mum and dad, who came to stay and look after the girls yesterday so that we could go out.

We take it in turns to organise our anniversary celebrations (as I blogged about here) and this year it was my turn to plan it. As the weather was going to be hot I thought we should make the most of our Merlin annual passes and head to Thorpe Park minus the kids. What a mistake! I’ll be blogging about our day out at Thorpe Park tomorrow.

For the evening I wanted a restaurant with a rooftop terrace in London, and I couldn’t have got it any better than the Coq d’Argent, where we had an amazing evening, which I’ll also be reporting on later.

I wanted to be quite dressed up for our lovely dinner out so Hubs suggested I wear my wedding dress. Just to clarify, it’s the wedding dress I wore to our civil ceremony at the town hall in France, not the long wedding dress I wore to the church!

So yesterday, nearly 10 years on, I donned my wedding dress again (ignore the garden detritus in the background):


I didn’t feel overly comfortable wearing it, as it felt all a little bit mutton dressed as lamb, but Hubs liked it.

As Tara from the Sticky Fingers blog has a theme of photos from the archives this week, it seemed very fitting to be wearing this 10 year old dress from my life’s archives. And here is that dress again but on my actual wedding day:

Wedding blessing

 I think we can all safely say that I wore it better back in 2003. Looking at this photo again made me smile; we had the world’s worst photographer (who spent most of the day chasing after my single girlfriends) and he kept attempting to get us to do the cheesiest of poses, which is why you’ll see us laughing in most of the photos where we’re supposed to be romantic – this photo was meant to be the Romeo and Juliet one, can you tell?

If you want to look at other archive photos or add your own, head on over to the Sticky Fingers blog by clicking below:

Sticky Fingers Photo Gallery


6 Responses

  1. I think you look flippin’ stunning in your dress in both pics! There aren’t many women that can still fit into their wedding dresses a decade later, no wonder your hubs looks so excited! 😉 Happy Anniversary

    • Franglaise Mummy says:

      Aww, thanks. I got some funny old looks on the tube last night though I can tell you!

  2. Dana says:

    I thought it was a great idea wearing your wedding dress on your 10th! That’s what I wanted to do! And u look beautiful and confident wearing it in both!

  3. Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo says:

    Agree, you look lovely in both pics. Your comment on your photographer made me laugh!

    • Franglaise Mummy says:

      Thanks. He was terrible, and he looked like Curly Watts so you can imagine that all my friends were totally falling for him!

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