When we rejoin Eloise in the first chapter of Pink XII, The Lure of the Moonflower, she’s in the throes of wedding preparations at Colin’s not-so-stately home, Selwick Hall.
I hereby declare this… Colin & Eloise Wedding Week.
I was just going to do one post, tomorrow, for Teaser Tuesday, but the post grew and grew on me, so…. We’ll have wedding week, instead, with posts about the dress, the cake, the presents… and, of course, a contest!
Today? The dress.
While it would have been tempting to poke around in the attic of Selwick Hall to see what she could see, Eloise deliberately avoided going Regency for her gown. This may or may not have had something to do with the fact that Colin absolutely refused to wear the matching knee breeches, cravat, and embroidered waistcoat.
Instead, back in the spring, Eloise did some shopping around for a wedding dress in the Vera Wang 2004 and 2005 collections.
Pammy, Jillian, and Eloise’s mother made themselves comfortable on the benches outside the fitting room and offered their opinions. Many, many opinions.
This was Pammy’s pick:
Jillian countered with a postmodern take on the Regency gown:
Eloise’s mother wondered loudly why nothing had proper sleeves anymore.
Eloise narrowed it down to two. First, this:
But it wasn’t quite right, somehow.
In the end, here’s the one she chose:
And this is the reason why:
What sort of dress would you have chosen for Eloise? If you have any suggestions, just post links in the comments below!
Also, since this Wedding Week was a spur of the moment idea, let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see! Gifts, cake, bridesmaids dresses, men in morning suits….