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Friday, July 22, 2011

Ten years ago today, I wore a Richard Tyler wedding gown, Stuart Weitzman shoes, a tiara and a veil.

MsB and the new MrB.

At the wedding, my two youngest stepchildren walked our dog, the late Mr. Chubbs, and my parents’ dog, Molly, down the aisle …

Molly is on the left, Chubbs is on the right.

…and we had a great cake.

Click for original cake post.

Of course, I just had to know whether I could still fit into the dress. I put it on and gorgeous clothing designer Stacy Lomman took my picture in front of a supermarket, to the confusion of passersby. One woman said into her cellphone, “There’s a bride out here!”

The wedding gown, ten years later.

The back view.

I was so focused on getting a picture of the gown that I completely forgot about the white leather halter and hiphuggers I changed into near the end of the wedding reception.

Wedding leather in 2001. Click for original post.

I wore the leather outfit a second time for MrB’s surprise 60th birthday party in 2002, but I wouldn’t want to try it on again now. I need to do a few billion sit-ups before attempting that!

Happy anniversary to MrB!

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52 Responses to “What Wendy Wore: Ten Years Ago Today”

  1. Vyque
    Twitter: fasshonaburu
    says:

    CONGRATS!

  2. Sally
    Twitter: sallymcgraw
    says:

    Wahoo! Mazel tov on your anniversary, beautiful Wendy!

  3. Isabel says:

    DAMN GIRL! Still holds up after all these years. :)

  4. Poochie
    Twitter: ShoeDaydreams
    says:

    Awww! So cute! Happy anniversary to you both!

  5. brett says:

    Congrats!
    Beautiful dress and that cake is just too fab!
    brett

  6. Fajr | Stylish Thought
    Twitter: stylishthought
    says:

    You are the hottest bride ever! Only you can pull off white leather at a wedding. Mr. B is one lucky man!

  7. It’s such a stunning dress. I think you look even more beautiful in it 10 years on!

  8. une femme
    Twitter: dejapseu
    says:

    Happy Anniversary!!!

    Gorgeous dress!

  9. Wow, that is one sexy wedding dress. Not to mention the most amazing ‘going away’ outfit ever. Happy anniversary! x

  10. Sheila says:

    Happy anniversary, Wendy and Mr. B!

    Wendy, you looked gorgeous then, and you look gorgeous now! I love the simplicity of the dress.

    You know I love those white leather pieces – sex-ay!

  11. The Styley says:

    Happy anniversary! I’m so impressed by the full-on leather suit. And I love the ruching on the back of your wedding dress. I think I’m going through a ruching phase right now.

  12. Wendy, congrats to you and Mr. B on your anniversary and on still fitting into your wedding dress!

  13. Susan says:

    oh congrats, Wendy- you haven’t changed a bit!
    xoxo

  14. Grace says:

    Happy anniversary! Wow, that’s impressive you could still fit into your dress from 10 years ago!! You’re such an inspiration!

  15. Vix says:

    Is it just me or are you getting younger?
    I love those doggies and that leather number, phwoar! x

  16. Rubiatonta says:

    Happy Anniversary to you and Mr. B! Long may you wave (or, cross your legs and put your hands on your hips).

  17. Susie says:

    Congratulations :)

    The anti-spam word was queen!

  18. Cara says:

    So either I’m 10 years behind, or the ruching on the back of the dress (butt area) is still in / classic – my wedding dress has it! Everything else is very different than yours, which is, of course, a good thing, as your dress is fabulously you! (and hopefully mine is fabulously me – the post on it goes live on Monday). Congratulations!

  19. Aja
    Twitter: etoilee8
    says:

    I love post like this. What a gorgeous dress.

  20. LadyB says:

    Gorgeous as always Wendy ;)

  21. Miss Janey says:

    Happy anniversary Wendy and Mr. B. Many, many more to you.

  22. lisa says:

    Congrats! MrB is a lucky man to have you.

  23. Pam @over50feeling40
    Twitter: over50feeling40
    says:

    Happy, happy anniversary! You looked stunning then and now! Your cake is amazing…I am just taken with it and completely jealous that you can still wear the dress…stunning!

  24. Liz says:

    I went over to your Mr.Chubbs post and almost cried, it’s so sweet. Happy anniversary, you picked the right fella!

  25. Amy
    Twitter: pintucked
    says:

    Congratulations! You looked fabulous back then and you look fabulous now. To many more happy years!

  26. stacy says:

    That was fun! And I actually meant to ask you about the leather outfit! We’re trying that on next week — I’ll be happy to snap some pics.

    By the way… best birthday cake EVER!

  27. jesse.anne.o says:

    Congrats, Wendy and Mr. B! Your dress is beautiful.

  28. Mardel says:

    Happy anniversary!! you still look fabulous in that dress.

  29. tina m says:

    WendyB–that wedding dress is GAWGUSS…I love it!!!And you still look like a zillion dollars! The leather outfit is fabulous! You two are so good looking!!!
    BTW, did you get to see your almost husband Paul at Yankee stadium??

  30. priscilla says:

    Happy Anniversary! That dress! That cake! Stunning.

  31. Megan Mae says:

    Yowza~! Happy Anniversary, Wendy! You’re gorgeous! One day I’ll find the little wizard you keep, because you haven’t changed a bit. ;D That leather outfit though steals the show in my opinion. Incredibly badass and a million cool points to you.

  32. Raven says:

    Happy Anniversary! The cake looks too good to eat.

  33. Lara says:

    Oh congratulations Wendy! I don’t know what’s better! 10 years or still being able to fit into your dress!
    And that cake is wonderful! You two sound just as happy together now as you look in these pics!

  34. Audi says:

    Happy anniversary to you and Mr. B! You look gorgeous in your wedding dress, both then and now. And damn, that hip hugger outfit is sexay!

  35. Terri says:

    Happy anniversary. You look as lovely in the dress today as you did then.

  36. K-Line says:

    You are SO gorgeous! Happy anniversary.

  37. Tanvi
    Twitter: tanvii
    says:

    Congratulations!!! :) It is my Anniversary tomorrow!

  38. Mary says:

    Wow! That is all.

  39. Susan Tiner says:

    So pretty! Happy Anniversary you two :-)

  40. Jill says:

    Happy Wedding Anniversary, Happy Blog Anniversary!! That cake is just friggin’ fantastic!

  41. THE-LOUDMOUTH
    Twitter: theloudermouth
    says:

    What a lucky man he is! You look gorgeous then and now. Happy anniversary.

  42. Suzanne aka Punk Glam Queen
    Twitter: PunkGlamQueen
    says:

    Happy Anniversary! You looked fab in that gown then as you do now! I have a long skirt that has the same effect in the back (Monique L’Huillier — I think im butchering her name oops!) … Hmm seeing you in your gown makes me want to find an occasion to wear it again! How interesting, I haven’t heard about Richard Tyler in ages (stop dipping into my past again Wendy! (; Heehee!) You just reminded me of a RT suit someone gave me; far too 80s (in that power suit 80s sort of way) and too big but lovely fabric. I need to restyle it for the autumn! New sewing project!
    XXX
    Suzanne

  43. Lynn says:

    Of course you can still fit into it, missy! Happy tenth to the both of you!

  44. Wow the dress is just as beautiful on you now as it was then.

  45. Marian says:

    happy belated anniversary honey and that cake was incredible!!
    xx
    Marian

  46. Wow, you don’t look any older today. Honest!

  47. Elizabeth Morton says:

    Simply elegant and beautiful Wendy! oxo

  48. Congratulations! You both look so cute. Fantastic dress and oh that cake is out of this world!
    xx
    maya