Monday, 2 May 2011

A right Royal knees up.

How wonderful was the Royal Wedding. I was shocked that when I got up to start the baking for our Tea Party. That the wedding was in full swing. People were already gathering at Westminster Abbey. I had hoped to be dressed  when I watched the wedding, but all of us sat around the kitchen watching it in our PJ’s.

It was everything a wedding should be and I haven’t heard anyone say a negative comment about the entire day. It made you proud to be British. My mother in law said she felt Princess Diana was watching down from heaven. There must have been some divine intervention, as the weather forecast was dire leading up to the day. But the weather turned out to be perfect on the day.

I have NEVER been a party type person, my entire life. Because of my food issues, I have always found parties intimidating. As a child I was made to feel very uncomfortable, sat at the birthday tea. Then as an adult my friends were big drinkers and I always stood on the side-lines, the only one sober.

So it was with some trepidation that I decided to hold an Afternoon Tea Party to celebrate the Royal Wedding and our Silver Wedding Anniversary. But I could only have enjoyed the day more, if I could have been in more than one place at a time.

The food seemed to go in a flash. I only got to eat 2 sausage rolls and a piece of my Hummingbird cake. Only one person got tipsy, nothing got broken (amazing seeing's there were 7 children under 6 yrs.' old) and everyone commented at some stage, on how lovely everyone else was.

IMG_4047-1The only tears shed were by Chris ( when he read my card) , my MIL (from hysterics) and a poor boy who spent hours trying to catch a goldfish. Only to be told by his mum he couldn’t take it home.

IMG_3872-1Everyone got into the spirit of the special day and the hats worn were amazing.


A Royal even made time to pop into congratulate us.


I spent the entire day/night yesterday making a huge photo book. I am off to Chicago next week, so it was an opportunity I couldn’t miss to use a My Publisher discount I had received. I am now paying for all the sitting down .The last two nights I have only, finally, got to sleep after 4am. Luckily I felt really well on the party day, so fingers crossed, I will be back to fighting fit for Saturdays long plane journey.

I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to capture the day on my camera, as the hostess I had to be in lots of places at once. I asked one of my guests husband if he could capture moments on his camera. But the person who turned into my party angel was Phoebe, my friends 13 year old daughter. With just a few minutes tuition of how to work my camera, in a manual mode, she was away. She caught the moments I wouldn’t have been allowed/able to capture. Here are some of my favourites shots from the day.


My daughter and her boyfriend.


3 generations-Sister in law, my daughter and mother in law.

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      my son and me


   Scrappi Sandi counting her WW points !!!!!









A sneaky peak through a window.


a special party cocktail.

and of course the happy couple…….


Thank-you to everyone who came and made the day so perfect.

It might not be another 40 years before I throw another party.

I enjoyed this one so much.


Scrappi Sandi said...

Wasn't it a wonderful 'do'...for all the reasons stated & more!! Thank you both for being the perfect hosts! ♥

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Such a wonderful celebration captured. Looks like you had a perfect day. Love the hats.

Denise said...

Congratulations on your 25th- looks like you had a lovely party :-) x

Dawn said...

Happy Anniversary to you both - so very pleased the day was such a huge success xx

Scrappi Sandi said...

What am I doing back here?!!!! Check out Dawns blog to find out!!! :)

Ann S. said...

Hello Karen. I am an avid follower of your blog - I love your photos and layouts and your sense of humour. I often laugh out loud at some of your comments - BUT I am very naughty and don't leave a comment. This time I had to, as I loved reading about your Garden Party and catching up on your Project Life. Happy Silver Wedding to you and your husband!


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