A Wedding and an Updo!


Have you tried something new this month and linked  up with Fiona at Celtic Thistle Stitches?

My ‘new to mes’ this month have been, mostly, wedding related. For the first time in my life, I had a proper updo done by a hairdresser, which I love from the back!



And I also wore a fascinator and a pink dress (well out of comfort zone) and bought a vintage handbag from etsy. I’m holding a bouquet (incase you are wondering) because my daughter was taking the photo. I hope the ‘real’ photos will be more flattering!

The main event, however, was that the first of my children to get married – my eldest son – got married. My two other sons were joint best men and my two daughters were bridesmaids. The bridesmaid in the centre is the bride’s sister.


It was a wonderful wedding and we all stayed in a hotel in Portsmouth with a great many of our relations, which was a bonus new to me too. IMG_2013

I’ve now moved onto a less fun ‘new to me’, which involves moving the entire downstairs of our house upstairs – or at least as much as we can fit and who knows where the rest can go – because are having the downstairs floors sanded next week :(

I am linking this post with Fiona at Celtic Thistle Stitches for New to Me in 2017

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

21 thoughts on “A Wedding and an Updo!

  1. Carol

    A wedding and a new floor! Lots of New to Me things going on with you. You looked lovely and the hair updo was pretty cool enhanced by the braid. It was a lovely wedding party. Next comes babies somewhere down the line, did you think about THAT? What fun.
    xx, Carol

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  2. Marion

    What lovely photos Janine. You don’t look old enough to have 5 adult children ! I like your pretty updo. The braid in it adds something special. Thank you for sharing your special day. Marion x

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  3. Sandra :)

    Awwwwwwwwwww Janine congratulations, MOG (mother of the groom – a state which I hope to attain some day as well :D) – and congratulations to the happy couple! The groom looks like the cat that caught the canary – he looks mighty pleased with himself – so adorable :) And how perfect that the kids were all in the wedding party – what a great post! You look lovely … I went out for dinner tonight with a friend who was a MOG a month ago, and now I’m envious of both of you :D

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  4. Julie

    You look lovely Janine, the hairdo is very pretty and goes with the pink dress and congrats to your son on his wedding. I never knew you had so many children :)


  5. Catherine

    What a wonderful event for your family. Very many congratulations to the bride and groom. Janine, you don’t look old enough to have a married son!


  6. Kim Sharman

    “Pretty in Pink”! You look lovely, Janine. Such a pretty dress and your hair looks beautiful. How lovely to experience your first wedding of one of your children. They are always such a special occasion filled with many beautiful memories. The wedding party all look gorgeous and your son and his bride are beaming. How nice, newly sanded and polished floors. You will feel as if you are living in a new house.


  7. Flashinscissors

    Congratulations, Janine! You looked a very pretty picture, lovely dress, wow …. the new hairstyle really suited you, and love the fascinator too!
    Gosh, what a big family you have, and now it’s even bigger!
    Congratulations to the happy couple!
    Love the bridesmaids dresses too!
    I hope the sanding is well on the way by now, and you’ll soon be back to normal.
    Barbara x


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