so, what makes a wedding? the venue, the theme. . .

given that the whole shebang
took place in one location, the beautifully sashed chairs on which we'd sat for the ceremonywere reorganised to become the seating for the reception
(whilst we had a glass of champagne on the terrace)
(see below!)
as you might notice from the table plan
the wedding had a Knights of the Round Table
kinda thang going on (the groom's name is Gawain) the happy couple couldn't have picked
a more glorious day:
the spring sunshine beamed in thru the windows. . .
. . .and outside the Richmond Park blossom blossomedinside everything was so very, very elegant
and so very simply accomplished


Christopher said...

Goodness, how exciting! Round tables, too!

I, Like The View said...

I know. . . I was dubious when they first told me about it, but - as with all the other details - the execution was simple and perfect

Spadoman said...

Looks like it would cost someone a lot of money to put on such an affair.
I'd have just gone traveling and told them I had gotten married when I returned home, but that's just my way.


Mel said...

You keep saying 'simple'..... Maybe that's 'simple' and I just don't know it? Holy moly...doesn't look 'simple' to me! Looks very very posh and exquisite.

Wow what a doings!

I, Like The View said...

Mel I suppose what I mean by "simple" is that British/English weddings are sometimes far too fussy and elaborate - verging on "tacky" (not that I'd quibble with someone else's personal taste, especially if it was their wedding day); yet here - for example - a plain candlestick just has ivy wrapped around it and some rose petals scattered below it and hey presto suddenly looks classical and serene. . .

it's odd, cos knowing the girl I'd never have had her down for very posh and exquisite - but she acheieved it totally naturally, as if it was second nature!!

man here in the UK, it's traditionally the father's duty to put aside a small stash to pay for his daughter's wedding. . . the bride was an only child and her father a very dutiful Irish man - so I guess he invested well when she was little

she came to us (as I will tell later on) many years ago as a post-suicidal, self-harming, anorexic teen - for me the day was a celebration of triumph over adversity; and proof that medication, therapy, support, caring friends and the love of a good man can make the choice to live and stay healthy a wonderful one

I know her parents must have wondered if they'd ever see this day

hopefully her father was very happy to invest in his daughter's celebration of her future


but horses for courses, to quote Dave, and I know it's not everyone's cup of tea!


Mel said...

Wow. I celebrate that she has such a brilliant one!

Oh what happens when we rise above the circumstances to claim different for ourselves! She does herself proud.