Sunday, September 18, 2011

The new Mrs P.

Daughter 2 got married yesterday. Here she is with one of her bridesmaids, decorating the cake.

Here is my niece, another bridesmaid, folding orders of service.



The wedding was lovely but complicated. The guests were mainly architects and actors so artistic considerations had to be adhered to at all times and production values had to be high. A lot was achieved by d-i-y rather than vast expense; though expense did also feature. None of this was conducive to a tidy house.


Various house guests came and went. Much tea was drunk and food consumed. Many dishes were washed. Much washing of sheets and towels has been done and much still remains to be done. Ribbon, paper, flowers and other remnants are all still in evidence.


A few tears were shed, though not by the bride or groom.



Miraculously, the sun shone.



More will follow, including possibly some pictures of men in kilts for Anna.

Now I must go and have a restorative bath.


(Two weddings down, one to go - Son gets married next July. He says that his wedding will be less exhausting.)






19 comments:

Ali Honey said...

Great that the sun shone! You must be exhausted!

herhimnbryn said...

Hurrah!
PS
Meninkiltsmeninkiltsmeninkilts!

Molly said...

Men in kilts, yes! But baby grandson in a kilt---now that would be something! Glad to hear the sun shine...."Happy is the bride....." Enjoy your bath!

Molly said...

Actually, I've never heard the sun shine; seen it, felt its warmth, but never heard it. There's a first time for everything though!

persiflage said...

Congratulations to bride and groom and to all the family.
I like your use of the passive tense! And look forward to seeing photographs, and of grandson at his first wedding.
It sounds like a beautiful and happy day, and how lovely to have the family doing so much towards its joy.

Thimbleanna said...

Yes! Men in Kilts - and as you can see, you have many more adoring fans who are anxiously awaiting the pictures. We can't wait! I'm glad the weather cooperated -- I'll bet it was a beautiful day!

the veg artist said...

Of course, this is why you've been away from blogging for a week. Lots of little rests with nice cups of tea now. Until you feel you have the strength to show us more!

Relatively Retiring said...

Congratulations to ALL concerned. It's lovely to have so much family involvement.

Linds said...

I kept checking the weather to see if the sun would shine for you all! I am so glad it did, and can't wait to see some photos. Congratulations!

VioletSky said...

Whew!
And, as many others have commented, you are indeed blessed to have such a family that gets involved. (Can't ever see that happening with mine, sadly!)

Jane said...

Glad you all had a great day - and sunshine!

Gillie said...

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs P, a long and happy life to them! Lots of baths and even more tea and you will be back to complete health in no time!

Jennifer said...

Oooooo, men in quilts.....yes please......congrats to the happy couple, may their married life be filled with the sunshine that shone on their wedding day.

Stomper Girl said...

Congratulations to the newlyweds. I wish them all the best for a happy marriage. Can't wait to see more photos.

lovethosecupcakes said...

There's wedding planning going on in this family, too. I get to hear snippets. A magician and photo booth with dressing up clothes to keep the guestes entertained were mentioned recently. And there was I thinking it was going to be a quickish case of I do uttering, confetti throwing and cake eating.

Ann said...

Best wishes to the newlyweds! I'm all for diy when it comes to weddings... the cake and programs look lovely.

Anonymous said...

Best wishes to not only the bride and groom but to all that were there.

And as a side note, I can't get the coreopsis to grow here in Pennsylvania, USA. I envy you as the spot is perfect for it, but it only lasts 2-3 years.

Amy

Frogdancer said...

Congratulations!

Gina E. said...

What a wonderful family you have. To have everyone pitching in helping with all the wedding preparations is something that I don't imagine is done too often these days. A lot of money is usually paid to other people to do all that! I'm glad for you all that it was such a lovely day.