Everything was new! New dress of course – you’ll see that in a later posting 😉 My brother in law and ‘father of the bride’ paid for it. It cost £100. New shoes – high heeled – I didn’t ever wear them again because I never really could get used to high heels. Everything was new from the skin out but I carried the white Bible that my sister Margaret carried at her wedding with just a broad silk ribbon and red rose buds attached.
My sister made her own dress. I never saw it until the day, didn’t even know what colour it would be. And the cake? I’d no idea what it would be like either. I told the baker to surprise me. So he baked a cake he’d always wanted to try but nobody else wanted – that way I got it half price.
Lots of new things and of course a new husband.
John again with Esme in that gorgeous dress she made.