Wednesday, 27 April 2011

I do, I will,

I am a few days premature but the frenzy is in full swing as we head towards Friday, 29 April 2011.  What is special about that particular Friday?  You might well ask!!!!  It is the day that we in the UK will celebrate a royal – NO! THE Royal wedding of the decade.  That of Prince William and Kate Middleton or Catherine as she will be known henceforward.

Unfortunately, my wedding invitation got lost in the post so I will not be going to London.  As a result, our company will not be providing the chair covers for the reception at Buckingham Palace!  Hurmppph!

The last royal wedding ceremony I sat through was just thirty years ago.  That was when Prince Charles and Diana were married at St Paul’s Cathedral. imageHere you can see them after the ceremony as they were about to reach their carriage which would take them to Buckingham Palace

 

In total contrast, at the time, I was living in Muscat, Oman in the Gulf. image

I had been invited along with several other likeminded people to join in the festivities by meeting up in the Intercontinental Hotel in Muscat,  in a specially laid out room which had a large TV monitor so that we could all follow the joyous occasion.

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Intercontinental Hotel, Oman

At the appropriate time waiters came along with glasses filled to the brim with sparkling, fizzy champagne and canap├ęs.  When the happy Royal couple came out on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to meet the populace, we all drank their good health.image

The wedding party appearing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace

 

This time we will be raising a glass or two of the bubbly stuff in celebration but, at our bolt hole.  Needless to say, our TV will be on all day so that not a minute is missed!  I so love a good wedding!!!  I even bought some delicious snacks for eating during the day and in the evening we will have a ‘surf and turf’ BBQ.  By the time I go to bed I shall be well and truly wedded out!!!

However, if you are a romantic, as I am, perhaps you may wish to follow this link http://www.officialroyalwedding2011.org/ although I am sure there will be ample footage wherever you may live.

Obviously, since we will not be at the wedding I will have to return their wedding present.  However, whilst deciding what to give I did come across some great ideas from the BBEST team.

Now and Forever Tasting Flutes by Glitznglass

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Purity White Rose Earrings by Magdalene Jewels

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White Cake Candle by AJScountrycottage

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Victorian Bride earrings by Filigreegarden

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Just a few of the amazing selection of items you can view when you look for the BBEST team on Etsy.

Meanwhile, please raise your glasses to our royal couple on their wedding day, Friday, 29 April 2011.  They have given us all a special holiday too so that we can celebrate in style!

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Some samples of my present & past work to give you inspiration for that special gift!

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