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The Wedding Party

Just when you begin to believe that your invitation has been lost in the mail, up pop three of them. Yes, Mrs. E. and I have three invitations for the 29th.

Oh, please don’t misunderstand, we’re not hopping the pond. They weren’t those sorts of invitations. But, it promises to be a busy (work!) day beginning with a Pimm’s and Hymns pyjama party at 5 am, followed some twelve hours later by a garden party and ending up at an evening affair.

Virginia, after all, is for lovers.

I wonder just how many changes of wardrobe it’ll take to get through the day. I do have an eight o’clock in the morning appointment, pyjamas won’t cut it and I think that morning clothes might be a bit much. Besides, I don’t have a top hat.

What are your plans for the big day? A party is always a fine idea.

7 thoughts on “The Wedding Party

  1. No one in my circle of friends is interested in the wedding across the pond. So sad. I remember waking up for Princess Diana’s wedding when I was 9 years old. This time, I can have a Pimm’s or a G&T (good idea, thanks) and properly celebrate – and it doesn’t matter what time it is!

  2. Hello from sunny Melbourne Chris!!

    I have much faith in your ability to manage the several wardrobe changes required for your various appointments. I trust your favourite photographer will be with you to record your splendours for our later delectation!
    Warmest regards,
    Ian from Downunder

  3. Reggie hasn’t been invited to a single party that day, and is green with envy that you’ve been invited to three of them! He must do something about this!

  4. My seven year old daughter will stay home from school on the 29th so that she can I can celebrate together. She’s already planned how to decorate our family room, what hats we’ll wear, and the menu of our own “wedding breakfast” (waffles with fruit, biscuits with sausage gravy, tea). Later in the day I will treat her to a cream tea. She’s decided that we should serve a special dessert after dinner, too, along with champagne for the grown-ups. Who am I to say no?

  5. Charming! What fun invitations! Royal weddings, like playing a spectacular & exclusive golf course, are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities! To see & experience something we normally would not be able to is special–it is more than just the bride and groom or dress and shoes–it is the pomp and circumstance: the horses, the carriage, the interior of the church, the music, the guests, the hats, the ceremony . . . fascinating cultural and historical education, not likely to be repeated in many years. Can you please post pictures and details from the 5 a.m. affair? I admire a hostess who can greet any one at 5 a.m.

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