re-wedding: lace, guitars and a game of hide 'n seek


hungry for love. i want to get married again. to my husband with his head of curls and guitar playing hands. to the one who has been mine for 5 years, the one who sang to me on that very first day and who still sings me to sleep at night.

this re-wedding will be a spring one: dappled filtering light, yellows and fresh greens and all things lace. i want yards and yards of lace.

when i was four i would twirl around in the sun under the big avocado pear tree; my gran had made me a lace dress and i couldn’t stop staring at the patterns in the fabric. they twirled and spun like sugar, fine and brittle like bone. it is this magic that i want to recreate on this big girl day of dreams.

imagine haybales, guitars, rolled up trousers, letters and poetry spun through trees.

i want to write each guest a letter. the letter will hold my heart, my reasons for why they were chosen to share the day. it will be intimate, maybe 40 people, just my favourites, the ones who make me laugh and cry and jump. because they love me so much, we might even play a game of hide ‘n seek.

i went meandering through etsy to see if my dream could be made real and sure enough, it is all there: the yellow, the lace, the gifts.

if you like these ideas and want to use them for your own wedding take a stroll through etsy. you might just love what you find:

lace arm gloves by inbal at my secret face
lace pendant by dianne from gifts for all occasions
wedding dress and head piece by alisa benay at alisa benay bridal
paper lace garland by elizabeth smillie at the road less traveled
lace pegs by alisa at blue pearls
lace earrings by tina eva renee
spring garlands by violeta at hello violeta

{All images sourced from the featured artists and on Flickr via Creative Commons. Credits can be found in the accompanying gallery.}

Claire Burge
The Wedding Dates Team