Hello everyone! This is Emily from Ruby Slipper Journeys, thrilled to be filling in for Annalise on this special occasion. In honour of Annalise getting married I thought I'd wear what I call "my mom's wedding dress." Well, half of it. My mom actually got married in a custom-made tweed skirt suit, and I took over the jacket some years ago as my semi-casual fall jacket. It adds a certain spice to going about daily life, knowing that you're wearing a garment that represents the official union of your parents, and their subsequent decision to have you. If I ever get married myself, I expect I'll wear some sort of dress, but my family has a bit of a history of suited weddings (I'm still heartbroken that my grandmother's claret velvet wedding suit was lost in a laundromat fire). And in the case of this jacket, it certainly makes for a conversation piece. Since the Hummingbird girls are equally about presenting a sense of place as they are about fashion, I thought I'd include a few shots of my hometown, Vancouver, Canada, on the day I wore this. I just spent a month in Vancouver after being away for almost three years, and it was a whirl of good weather, panoramic views, film festival screenings, and of course, overeating.
Congratulations Annalise! Wishing you and your husband all the best from north of the border!