Sunday, 1 May 2011

THAT WEDDING ...

As it says ... I do love a good wedding, and you must admit that it was! Not a dry eye in the house. Us Girls watched it from 8.00 am wearing our plastic tiaras, waving our flags, in a room decorated with bunting and paper chains. Later Himself made us a gorgeous lunch of salmon and strawberries, and we drank Bucks Fizz! A good time was had by all, and so in thoroughly patriotic mode I set off to make a journal entry ...

I found the bunting (ie triangular Union Jacks) online - if you don't already use Google Images do try it, you'll discover everything you ever needed there, and more besides! Incidentally that was where I also found delicious details like the bit about sprigs of myrtle in the bride's bouquet, and what Prince Harry said to Wills when Kate came up the aisle. The page started with a sheet of red paper (well the backside of some that I was never going to use) and went from there.
It just seemed a very happy and positive thing to record - I still remember what we did for the wedding of Charles and Di! Often my entries are about things I'm uncertain or unhappy about, so its good to be writing about something cheerful ... and one day, when the grandchildren inherit the journals, they'll be glad I did! I may be taking too much for granted here?

So here is the record of the day in all its glory. Us Brits don't often go into full patriotic mode, but we do big posh Royal ceremonial terribly well, don't you think? Hope you had as nice a day as we did. Himself was in Bah Humbug mode throughout, so was perfectly happy to be relegated to the kitchen, and attacked some of our brambles during the afternoon. But bless him, he then manfully sat through the evening TV programme which was a re-run of the whole event, and managed to stay awake too!

5 comments:

Dianne said...

what a lovely journal page! I enjoyed the 'replays' of the wedding, as I was not loyal enough to watch at 4am in the U.S.! yes, a happy journal page to be sure, and I'll bet your children WILL cherish your journals!

alexa said...

A wonderfully celebratory page! Yes, I watched it too (with my Himself), and found it very moving. I thought the sermon was excellent - I want a copy! Glad you all had such a lovely time, and hope the older ladies enjoyed your hospitality too.

Ali said...

What a fab page and what a great thing to journal about. I admit I did get q wee bit teary-eyed watching the wedding... although thatnks to a combination of kids and the need to pop out to the shops (had run out of bread!) I missed all the most important moment - the vows and the kiss on the balcony! :lol:

Linda said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day...and now you have a great record of it too.
XX
PS Enjoyed watching the wedding of course but the best bit was the entry of DB ;-)

Jeanette B said...

I so love how you share the processes of your pages, LOVE IT! Thanks