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Getting married (fashionably) late in life

I got married at 40, which I thought was late for getting married (probably not as late as my family thought!).  Recently, one of my dearest friends got married at 55, which I think is rather fabulous.  She didn’t just opt for a quiet little do at a restaurant with a few friends and family either.  Oh no.  This gorgeous woman never does anything by halves. She had a lavish dinner, there were roses festooning everything that could be festooned, gold flatware bought especially to match her bronze-gold theme, and maybe the most elegant wedding dress I’ve ever seen (Dolce & Gabbana, pale gold silk with lace and tiny leather flowers).  And oh my word, the earrings…white diamonds with coloured diamonds in exactly the earthy golden colours that she often wears. The whole event completely matched her opulent tasteful Style.  At 55, she has years and years of love and happiness ahead of her, and she chose to celebrate that to the fullest.  Here are a few photos to show that there is no age limit on wedding Style.

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    January 15, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    I got married at 46. It was the second time around for me, but the first for my other half. We went all out – the reception, the dress, bridesmaids, the whole hog.

    It was absolutely brilliant and I would urge prospective brides-to-be to just go for it – no matter how many candles are on your cake 🙂

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      January 19, 2015 at 8:04 PM

      Bravo, Michelle!

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    October 30, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    I married at 21. It lasted about a minute but the friendship took–later. I lived with other men and then decided I like life alone
    Only now I live somewhere where everybody is coupled up and I understand what it must have been like to be the spinster in the 1950’s. Oh well….

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