Celebrating 21 years

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It’s our wedding anniversary, and I thought I’d give the dress an airing.

Trying on this dress feels like the glamorous antithesis to the hospital scrub sewing which has gripped our household for the past couple of weeks.

To be honest, I was apprehensive about trying it on, in case I got stuck like last year. Alone in the bedroom, I called and called for help but no-one came. I believe they were watching TV. I’m not prone to anxiety or panic attacks, but it certainly needed mind control as I eased the dress off, with my arms killing me. By the time help finally arrived, all was well.

This year, I put my husband on standby in case the same thing happened, but I was okay. I was pleasantly surprised to find the dress wasn’t so uncomfortably tight as last time.

I was certainly smaller 21 years ago.

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Wedding dress bride and groom
Wedding dress bride and groom 21 years on

I tried the dress on last year for the big 20 year anniversary, and in 2017.



  1. Mary on April 27, 2020 at 3:36 am

    Happy anniversary, Liz and hubby! Love the pic of you in your dress and him in his work clothes. Hope you’re having a marvelous day!

    • lizhaywood on April 27, 2020 at 9:08 am

      Thanks Mary! His suit was hired so doesn’t have a wedding outfit to try on for anniversaries, but he is unbothered.

  2. Cecilia Digenis on April 27, 2020 at 6:53 am

    Congratulations on the wedding anniversary and on still looking so lovely in that fabulous dress.

    • lizhaywood on April 27, 2020 at 9:02 am

      Thanks very much!

  3. Leonie on April 27, 2020 at 8:30 am

    I’m guessing you made the dress? Mine sat in a box under my bed for 10years before I donated it to an op shop. I hope someone else looked like a princess for a special day and is happy! You still look like a princess! And I also hope you are happy and have another happy 21 years! Maybe you will still fit into it then!

    • lizhaywood on April 27, 2020 at 9:15 am

      Yes, I did make it, but I’d worked at a bridal place so learnt a few things about bridal gowns. Haha! I’ll be almost 70 when the next 21 years comes around!

  4. Diane Richardson on April 29, 2020 at 11:12 am

    We were all smaller 21 years ago – some more than others. Gorgeous dress and timeless.

    • lizhaywood on April 29, 2020 at 11:25 am

      Thanks Diane. For some reason I thought I would always be the same size and shape…..

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