Happy anniversary to me!! Today my wonderful DH and I are celebrating 30 years of marriage. It’s definitely hard to believe that we’ve been together 30-plus years. I do think that the older you get, the faster time seems to fly by, so that probably explains a lot.
We plan to spend the day together, just hanging out, and then going to a nice dinner tonight. We’ve talked about doing something special, like a fabulous just-us trip, but that will have to wait awhile. Perhaps a night or two at a cabin in the mountains though. My son’s senior year of high school is turning out to be extremely busy and expensive, what with ACT tutoring and testing, lots of projects, etc. And I wouldn’t feel comfortable leaving him alone for more than a day or two. Maybe once he’s in college next fall.
For our anniversary dinner celebration, since we’ve FINALLY hit a cold snap here (yay!) and are expecting a chilly evening, I’m eyeing something warm and classy. Perhaps Clive Christian C for Women, Chanel Coromandel or Hermes 24 Faubourg.
I wish I could remember what scent I wore for my wedding, but that day, at least early on, was a bit of a blur as I rushed around trying to get ready. And although I dearly loved fragrance then, I wasn’t anywhere near the perfume hound that I am now. I might have worn Diorissimo as I’ve always loved that scent, but more likely it was Chanel’s Cristalle. Or likelier still, Estee Lauder’s Private Collection. Its green sophistication always made me feel special, and as a nice plus, I recall it having a nice line of body products, including soap, powder, body lotion and cream.
I do, however, remember wearing my favorite blue-red Christian Dior lipstick, carrying a bouquet of calla lilies and coral roses (several of which kept falling out — arrgh!), and my simple satin bridal gown with a bustle and trailing ribbons in lieu of a train. It was made from a Christian Dior Vogue pattern that I bought in high school and packed around with me through college and early jobs until I had it sewn before my wedding in 1988.
But getting back to fragrance. I haven’t been to a wedding in a while and none of the recent brides I know are very much into perfume (several went scentless), so what are the most popular bridal scents these days?
What about you? If you are married, what did you wear for your big day? And what do you enjoy wearing to a special celebration now (wedding, birthday, anniversary, graduation, etc.)?