Sunday, August 09, 2009

Especially For Meg !

Seen in the Daily Telegraph:








Bride wears dress made of wool


Shepherdess Louise Fairburn loves her sheep - so got married in a woollen wedding dress made entirely from shearings from her own flock.

Published: 8:00AM BST 08 Aug 2009

Louise Fairburn also carried a Bo-beep style crook instead of a bouquet, guests were give chocolate sheep-shaped favours and the ring bearer's cushion was made from a fleece.
Mrs Fairburn amazed guests with the unique gown she designed herself made with wool from one of her Lincoln Longwools called "Olivia".

And she extended the woolly theme to the rest of her big day with groom Ian, 42, also wearing a woollen waistcoat made from one of the couple's flock.

Mrs Fairburn also carried a Bo-beep style crook instead of a bouquet, guests were give chocolate sheep-shaped favours and the ring bearer's cushion was made from a fleece.

"I suppose I am sheep-crackers, but the idea just came to me and I designed the dress myself with a little bit of help," she said.

Guests at the reception also tucked into lamb dishes from the couples' flock prepared by chef Rachel Green.

But it was the unique dress that made the greatest impact during the wedding held at a methodist church in Market Rasen, Lincs.

"It always occurred to me what a waste it was to turn this beautiful long wool into carpets," she said.

"But I remembered seeing an advert with dresses made out of carpets and it twigged that I could have a dress made out of wool."

The couple are successful sheep breeders at their farm in Risby, Grange, Lincolnshire, and won the honours at at last year's Lincolnshire show.
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1 comment:

Meg said...

I feel more blessed than I can say. ;-)

Did I ever mention that I knitted my daughter's wedding veil out of Shetland lace-weight? My whole family thought I was off my rocker -- all my mother could envision was an afghan -- but it is still a beautiful heirloom, which both her sons wore as a christening blanket.