Thursday, 17 September 2015

The Sea Glass Shawl Goes to a Wedding

On Friday the 4th of September we headed off early to board the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead. The crossing was very calm and we arrived about lunch time in Wales. We then started our drive across Wales and into England, right down to Bournemouth, on the south coast, where we planned to stay.

The traffic was really heavy so the journey took a long time. We were so hungry when we arrived that we decided to eat in the hotel bar rather than trying to find somewhere in Bournemouth. The food was very nice; we had a sharing platter. The waiter exclaimed that we were the first couple he'd ever come across who managed to finish everything!

On the following day we drove to Salisbury for the wedding of a dear friend. That's him with the white hair in the middle of the picture. And that's his very beautiful bride. The wedding ceremony was really special.

There's my husband all decked out his new suit, shirt, tie and shoes.

After the marriage all the guests drove to a tiny village in the New Forest for a reception to be held in a marquee. We were very fortunate to have some lovely weather that day! The marquee wasn't on a slope; that's just my bad photography.

The marquee was erected in the grounds of a very old church. I'm standing at the side wall in this picture.

 This is it; the sea glass shawl and the rest of the ensemble.

The reception meal was delicious and we got a chance to talk to lots of the guests and some friends. It was all quite a relaxed affair and very enjoyable.

Afterwards we headed back to Bournemouth for a walk along the sea front. A lovely way to end our day.

If you haven't already read about me making the sea glass shawl then have a look here and here.

I'm sorry that time is being squeezed yet again and I haven't had time to comment on your blogs for a while. Hopefully I'll get it done soon. Thanks for reading my blog and leaving your comments. It's the comments that make it all worthwhile. Bye for now.


  1. Your shawl looks great Gillian, and compliments your outfit beautifully - well done! Love the colours of your outfit.
    Caz xx

  2. A wonderful journey to join this very special day. You look beautiful with the sea glass shawl!

  3. Hi Gillian, You and your husband look a lovely couple. Your crocheted shawl is set off very nicely by the dress and the complete outfit is very striking. Nice shoes, too! It sounds like you had a terrific time. Barbara xx

  4. wow thats soooooooooo beautiful and perfect wedding attire!
    bestest d xxxx

  5. You look absolutely stunning! The shawl is just perfect with your dress, hose and shoes. Sounds like you had a lovely time. ♥

  6. Beautiful !!!! You, the shawl, your whole outfit and I am sure of course the bride, groom and the whole wedding! The pattern on the shawl shows up so nicely doesn't it. So glad that you had such a good time and that you enjoyed wearing your shawl too! xx

  7. Gillian, I just LOVE your colours. Beautifully matched to show off your Sea Glass Shawl. Simply wonderful.
    Funny about the sharing platter - it must have been very heavy traffic and a very long journey - I would be ravenous too.
    I am pleased you had such a lovely time and a safe journey. xx

  8. You and your husband both looked great. And the shawl is amazing.

  9. The shawl looks really good on you, I'm not surprised you finished the platter that was some journey x

  10. Hi Gillian,

    Wow, the shawl looks great on you, not to mention your entire outfit! I love that lime colour!!! :)
    Sounds like you had a nice time, and your husband looks very dashing in his attire!!!
    Have a nice weekend,
    Ingrid xx

  11. You look lovely in this outfit. Glad your enjoyed the wedding.

  12. My, you and your hubby looked very sharp, love both your outfits! Bravo to you for the shawl, it's indeed a beautiful one! xx

  13. Super, Gillian! You look great in your outfit, the shawl is perfect together with that nice dress. Pretty color combination! Greetings & have a nice weekend, Nata

  14. You look spectacular in that outfit, the shawl is icing on the cake, a wonderful addition.

  15. I love the colours! And the shawl is just so beautiful.

  16. Wow that shawl is beautiful; you are very talented. And thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog ! xx

  17. Your shawl is fabulous and you look very glam at the wedding. Glad you had such a lovely weekend.

  18. What a beautiful shawl! And your outfit is perfect with it. :)

  19. It sounds like a delightful wedding! The shawl suits you very well :)

    Take care
    Crochet Between Worlds

  20. Your shawl looks so perfect with your outfit. What a gorgeous day you all must have had and to finish with the walk on the beach is just the icing on the cake!! xx

  21. Your shawl is beautiful and your look so elegant in your lovely outfit, Gillian. Glad you had a great time too :)
    Helen xox

  22. Gillian, I have nominated your blog for a "Liebster" blog award here:
    Your blog shares so many different interests, there is always something new to see and learn.
    More information about the Liebster award can be found here:
    Thank you for being so active in spreading friendship throughout the blogosphere. You deserve recognition which is why I have nominated you.

    1. Thank you so much! It might take me a while to get it done but I will get round to it before too long.

  23. Hello Gillian,
    Very nice to go for a wedding. You and your husband are looking very well.
    Your shawl is set quite nice. A long trip to be there, but you must have a nice day.

    Many greetings,

  24. You both look amazing
    i love the colour combo of the dress and all your accessories , your shawl is stunning .well done Gillian

  25. The shawl is beautiful, the pattern shows up really well and it's great to hear that you both had a great time.Hx

  26. I love weddings, your sea glass shawl is very pretty.

  27. Gillian, you look lovely! The whole outfit is brilliant and the shawl is a beautiful finishing touch. Glad you had such a wonderful day.

  28. Your shawl is absolutely stunning and what a great colour contrast to your dress, it works so very well indeed. You look wonderful

  29. Your shawl looks beautiful it goes so well with your outfit. :)

  30. You are very pretty Gillian. I love your outfit, the colour of the dress is just beautiful and I love your shawl, too.


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