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A Residence Blog

Travel and adventure taking, memory and home making, parenting and play shaking, never faking, tales of family life.

Listography My Wedding and some competitions.

I will start by saying I am no royalist, but I see no reason not to make the most of an extra bank holiday.  I will be attending a friend’s Royal Wedding party, not because I want to watch it, but because I want to see my friends.  However, once surrounded by excited girlfriends who aren’t married, I may succomb to an excuse to gawp at a wedding dress and nod sagely as the wedding unfolds. 

In preparation for imparting married lady wisdom I thought I would take up Kate Takes 5 invitation to reflect on the improvements we would make to our own weddings.   It was perfect, but there’s always room to tweak.

1.  Don’t become Bridezilla.  In the run up to the big day, don’t spoil a romantic getaway to Verona bickering about lack of interest in discusssing table decorations.

2.  Don’t panic on starter’s orders.  I was supposed to be entering to Nina Simone’s  Feeling Good.  I had my cue all rehearsed, but in nervous excitement I charged in, there was a bit of music, but no lyrics, Nina didn’t even get to Feel Good.

3.  Offer the Best man and Woman something medicinal to calm them down.   For some reason they were more nervous than us, even without the getting married bit.

4.  After a year long health kick and beauty regime your wedding day is not the day to beg crafty cigarettes from fourth cousin Nigel.

5.  Ask the photographer to focus on someone other than me for some of the shots.  I know generous aren’t I?

I will leave you with two chances to win something to help this bank holiday go with a swing.  Innocent offered me some vouchers to try their lovely orange juice.  They are having a street party competition to win champagne and other street party paraphenalia.

Pampers are also offering a chance to show off photographs of your little princes and princesses celebrating the bank holiday, to win a day being treated as royalty and a year’s supply of nappies.

Oh and one last bit of fun, if you need to get in role for the day why not invent a Royal Wedding Day Character?  Take a grandparent’s first name, your first pet and a street you have live on.

I am Lady Winifred Ouzel-Cedars, bottoms up!  And who are you?

17 thoughts on “Listography My Wedding and some competitions.

  • helloitsgemma

    Smoking with 4th cousin Nigel? outrageous.
    Yours sincerely, Hon. Nora Zeberdee Layhams but you knew that!

    Get yourself a red, white and blue outfit and get into the swing of it!

  • Metal Mummy

    I'd be a Winifred too!

    Lady Winifred Rainbow-Coppice

    I'm not sure how royal the Rainbow is… Especially after it was a cat that decided to kill herself by getting stuck in a window…

    Fab list. I'll have to things to prepare for my wedding, seeing as it's not happened yet! x

  • The Alexander Residence

    Enchanted Lady Pepper Grange, Lady Rainbow-Coppice and Hon Zeberdee Layhams. I can tell you all come from good stock 😉
    Kate – yes I saw your listography and suddenly it all came together 🙂

  • EmVi

    Beautiful picture. I'm sure you weren't like any of those bridezillas on the tv. From Lady Ellen Kiki Westering-Parkway

  • multiplemummy

    Lady Jean Bonnie-Broome

    Beautiful photo! Speeches are a pressure, we wish we had done them sooner so the best man, hubby and my Dad could relax. x

  • Mom-on-a-Wire

    That is a fantastic photo!

    Have been a trifle busy and so have not popped onto the blog for a bit, will get back into the swing of things soon.

    Lots of love,
    Lady Constance Jasmyn-Frost (the one with the big hat and purple rinse)

  • Kath Parklover

    Nice to know I wasn't the only one to walk down the aisle to something non-traditional – Dusty Springfield's "The Look of Love" in my case.
    Kind Regards,
    Dame Muriel Frisky-Dales

  • motherventing

    Haha I'd be Dame Sylvia Tammy-Brynland which I think sounds totally authentic :)In fact I'm off to buy some corgis…

    Great list and gorgeous photo

  • A Farmer's Wife

    Loved your wedding list – I don't think you are the only bride to have bolted down the aisle….

    I am Dame Lilian Poppet-Chalcombe (oh dear, what else do you expect from a damn colonial?)


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