Sunday, April 22, 2012

Wedded details

14 April 2012. Lewisham Register Office, Evelyn Suite. 2:00pm.
Officiants: Jenny (Registrar), Abby (Ceremony Conductor)
Ceremony Guests: 28
Ceremony Guest Home Cities: Greenwich, Mottingham, Eltham, Brooklyn, Beckenham, Charlotte, Fort Mill, Miami, Guangzhou
Lines flubbed: 0
Tears shed: 4
Pre-Marital Kisses: 5 in hallway, 0 in suite
Marital Kisses: at least 50

Dress: Vivien of Holloway (plus shrug, belt, and two crinolines)
Fascinator: Mad Hatter (Brighton)
Shoes: Heavenly Feet "Tulip" in red
Tights: Anne Summers (plus garter belt)
Hair: Sinead Milligan, Rockabilly Belle
Flower/Boutonnière: home-grown deep violet tulips
Suit: Next three-button in grey
Tie: black with white polka dots

14 April 2012. Shrewsbury house, Library. 3:30pm.
Reception Guests: 60
Toasts: 2
Tears shed: many
Best dance: Cousins, Vampire Weekend
Catering: Food Unlimited, Sydenham
Flowers: Covent Garden Flower Market tulips in Red, Yellow, Violet, and Parrot (orange/yellow wrinkly)
Lighting: Festoons with paper shades, Central School of Speech & Drama (borrowed, hung by siblings)
Sound: Playlist selected by siblings; audio equipment borrowed
Tables: 6, each with a different bright, primary coloured cloth and electric tea lights in votive holders
Favors: wind-up toys, bubbles

Food Service: Buffet
Foods: Dressed salmon, cold roast beef, jambalaya, couscous with roasted vegetables, a variety of salads, North Carolina cole slaw
Desserts: Key Lime, Pecan, and Apple pies
Drinks: Red & white wine, champagne, bottled lager and ale, Biddendens sparkling for bride & groom toast

Accommodation: provided by family for international guests.
Wedding Night: bride & groom retired to The Pilot Inn on Greenwich Peninsula, our generous and helpful next-door neighbours accommodated locked-out international guest. (Now we've gotten to share a bottle of wine with our neighbours! Sorry my sister sleeps like a log; thanks for breaking the ice!)


It would appear that I'm married.

That was fast. And fun. I think. It's all a bit of a blur.

We are very happy.