Today is Barbie's birthday- time to celebrate for the doll that started it all for some of us collectors. For me, she is the one that started me in the world of 'small' things...and led me to miniatures in 1:12 scale, and then led me back to fashion doll heaven and 1:6 scale in adulthood, and finally, to my creative road with King William Miniatures & Collectibles.
Today isn't only Barbie's birthday. It is also my wedding anniversary with my husband and partner, Chris. We have been married 14 years.
Changing from my shoes into my TommyHilfiger sneaker mules. My wedding shoes were special as I purchased them in Greenwich Village shop in New York and they were made by Peter Fox and matched my gown perfectly. My gown was very simple, eau de soie silk with a small train built into it to showcase the bouquet which was huge. I sketched out what I wanted and had the florist make it up out of roses, baby's breath and lily of the valley and blue ribbon, it was heavy. The purpose was so I wwould look like roses were cascading down the front of my gown. My tiara was by Swarvorski. The little pin I am wearing are also the same ones worn by my ringbearer, flower girl and maid of honor,they are ruby red slipper pins from the Warner Brothers store, because, there is no place like home. The church was a little historic country church over a hundred years ago so I wanted to keep the decor simple since it is so pretty inside, especially no bright colors or overpowering flowers, we used a mix of silk and real flowers on the tables at the reception.
Chris picked out the cake topper himself which was made of porcelain and we used a swan motif and lily of the valley from the flowers, my maid of honor carried nothing but lily of the valley tied with blue silk ribbons, which you can see in the front. The music was classical flute played by one of my childhool friends who played /learned flute in Holland on a scholarship from our church and played some pieces for us for the wedding. We had so much fun planning the wedding as we had both been married and divorced before and just wanted a nice quiet small wedding. The church where we married is right down the road from our home, not five minutes away.
Enjoy the photos, and have fun celebrating Barbie's birthday as much as I do!~Lisa