Saturday, 3 August 2013

Wedding Day(s) and a "Special" Bouquet !

On the 25th of July 2013, Robert and I signed at the registry office, then I went to work!
Unexpectedly, my favourite flowers had bloomed late due to the endless Winter so I managed to make myself a simple bouquet of peonies for our wedding day.

For our blessing we wanted things to be simple and reflect what we value: simplicity, history, literature, nature and elegance (the Bride anyway...).
 So we chose to organise everything in our  home.

  On the 26th my lovely neighbour and I cooked, baked and giggled.

 We had to change some plans at the last minute as the weather forecast had 
announced a stormy and rainy day for the 27th...

The homemade bunting was waiting to play its part but was kept indoors 
in order to be protected from the rain.

 Flowers  freshly cut from the fields were put on the tables.

On the 27th, Robert and I were naturally a little bit nervous.

I chose to wear the most simple dress I could find.
A white cotton dress that would be worn throughout the Summer.
A little tribute to Thomas Hardy who Robert loves reading so much.

Did I say I was nervous?
My hair wasn't going quite the way I wanted it to be, my eyes were puffy and I was running late...

 I wanted a simple bouquet from the fields.
A little bit like Tess of the D'Urbervilles.
(Well,THAT was the idea)

I shouted down the stairs that I didn't have time to cut my flowers and Robert offered
 to make the bouquet.This is how I ended up with the smallest bouquet in wedding history.

But because I found it so touching (and funny!), I decided to keep it and so entered the church beside the  man I love all dressed in white holding a miniature bouquet that can hardly be seen on the pictures...

And so, on the 27th July 2013 at noon ...

...Robert and I were to share one of our most sacred moments in 
the old Kentish church of Saint Mary's in Chiddingstone Village.

 And our union was blessed.

 (spot the bouquet)

Back in our cottage, we had our guests to entertain. 
The sun was boiling hot so we managed to have our BBQ in the garden as initially planned.

macaroons (alas not homemade) and tea

 The homemade wedding cake was just as I wanted (I will never thank my neighbour enough for this!)

I enjoyed my very own Marie Antoinette moment

There was plenty to eat and drink!

I think Marie Antoinette would have had trouble recovering...

 Too much excitement for Harry the party animal!

Keep on dreaming my dear friends.
Sometimes dreams DO come true!


miniacollection said...

Merci pour ce reportage. Comme je te l'ai déjà dit j'adore comme tu as organisé ton mariage. La réception me fait rêver par son style. Tu étais une très belle dans ta robe de mariage et j'aime aussi le look décontracté de Robert.
Gros bisous

DollMum said...

Oh what a lovely way to get married and I think the miniature bouquet is very pretty and simple, so funny. Congratulations to both of you and best wishes for a long, healthy and happy marriage together.

Linda Carswell said...

Congratulation.....may you enjoy a happy and healthy life together.....your day looked perfect.

Linda x

A Magical Whimsy said...

Hello, Patricia
Congratulations to you and Robert!
You both look so content and happy. May you have many days of bliss and joy together. Robert reminds me of Humphrey Bogart...a very dashing man!
Your wedding dress is beautiful...I love its simplicity. The bouquet is so charming! Hee! Hee! The cake is to die for! I know you will be enjoying your honeymoon for a long time...may it never end!!!
love and hugs,
Teresa in California

Kim Corey said...

Dear Patricia, When I saw your peony bouquet on FB, I drooled-----peonies are my favorite. But, the daisy bouquet made by Robert is just priceless! What a sweet gesture and great story----I'm glad you kept the wee (doll-sized? ; ) bouquet! Love the photos and story, and have missed your blog! Thanks for sharing. Lots of love to you, sweet lady! -Kim (Bonne Nuit Designs)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, may you both have
all you wish, for a happy fullfilled
life together.

Sans! said...

I am really happy for you, Patricia! And that wedding party looked divine!
Everything about it is sweet and enchanting and fabulous! You are just amazing!

Vanessa Kiki Johanning said...

Oh Happy Happy day!!! Congrats to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im so glad it was fabulous!! I love all the details and handmade yumminess!! you made a stunning Bride!! xoxox

Vanessa KiKi

Rachel said...

Congratulations! It looks like a really wonderful wedding. The cake is superb, yummy!

Réglissette said...

Ah en effet je n'avais pas vu cet article! Très joli et trop, trop mignon ce petit bouquet!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Talk about being late to the party!

Congratulations, Patricia!!!

I am so happy for you that I could cry. :-)

You are so lovely in your white, both of you, and I loved reading this post so much. I am celebrating with you in my heart.

I just happened to click on a link I have to your blog and found this. I looked at the date and discovered I was out of town a lot due to my MIL's death during that time frame and later an injury of my own, but I cannot BELIEVE I missed such an important day in YOUR life! I hope you see this and know that I am acknowledging such a special day for you two. Oh, and I love the new kitty. He is darling

May you be blessed with a long and happy life together.

Chloe, Mr. Magpie and I are sending you much, much love from across the Pond!


Sheila :-)