Wednesday, 21 January 2009

The Groom: boots & a suit

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In keeping with the theme of the wedding (items to be vintage, second hand, via a charity shop or e-bay and as local as possible) M has been trawling e-bay and second hand shops for a pair of boots and a suit. Long ago, as I am sure you recall (!), we decided we were not having morning dress and we wanted male members of the wedding party as far as possible to wear suits that they already own. This means that no-one will match but I don't think it matters.
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Last night M tried on the suit that he won on e-bay which had finally arrived. At the exorbitant cost of £11 (including postage) his budget has enough left over to pay to have the trousers altered as they are a little too short. It also goes with the silk, Liberty, peacock feather tie (the feathers are like a jacquard print rather than a different colour) which I bought off e-bay for £2 a few months ago. He will need a new white shirt though, which we are going to buy new, as white shirts can look very grey and old. He is still keeping an eye out for better suits though, as at that price we can afford to buy him a few options as we find them...
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Footwear wise, M is on the look out for an interesting pair of boots, probably grey or brown, to wear under his suit, which has fairly slim legs. We have bid for a few things on e-bay and I have found one or two things in vintage shops on-line but we haven't settled on anything yet.
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Hopefully, at some point there will be some photos once we have settled on some ideas, but for now, you will just have to imagine. As for my dress, it is coming along. I have decided it needs some more underskirts/lining and so T and I are in the process of sorting those out along with the alterations and making the veil. But for photos, you have another 5 months to wait, along with everyone else...
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