The other day an old friend of mine, whom I met back in 1994 when we were both living in 'The Y' on Musgrave Road in Durbs, asked me to email her some high res pics, including my favourite one of Goran (who will be turning one in three weeks time), and my favourite wedding photo of me and Lee. She's a very creative and generous soul, with something clearly up her sleeve for our Christmas pressies. (We're hooking up for lunch at OR Tambo on Wednesday). Unfortunately our wedding photographer couldn't find our disk or negatives, so I didn't have anything of print quality I could send her, and she settled for another of my favourite pics of me and Lee, taken just five weeks before Goran was conceived.
1 May 2010
It was kind of a blessing in disguise, actually - the fact that I didn't have any wedding pics to send her - because, to be perfectly honest, I don't particularly like the way I looked on my wedding day. Firstly, I hadn't had my Cindy Crawford mole removed at that stage, and in all the close-ups, it's the first damn thing your eye is drawn to. Well, my eye anyway. (Thank God I have subsequently learned how to remove the little bugger in Photoshop). Secondly, I should've gone with my gut and worn my hair down, because I think the upstyle looked somewhat old-fashioned and too severe. Thirdly I should've ditched the silly choker (it was actually the detachable halter-neck strap of the dress which we had converted into a choker), because it just looked cheap and costumey. And lastly, I should've worn heavier eye makeup and red lips, like I usually do for special occasions.
11 June 2005
Anyway, yesterday, while I was taking pics of my new Ruff Tung shift, I spied my wedding dress in the top of my cupboard and decided to see what it would look like on, six-and-a-half years down the line. I must say, even though I'm about seven kilos heavier now than I was back then, I am much more in tune with my personal style, and generally just a lot more comfortable in my skin. And I think it shows. This is how I would like to look if I ever have the opportunity of walking down the aisle with Lee again. A good enough reason as any to renew our vows at some point, methinks...
27 November 2011