Sunday 4 May 2014

Bank holiday celebrations!

Afternoon all from a hot and sunny London town! What a fabulous weekend and so unusual for a bank holiday:) I am having a relaxing day recovering from too much dancing and champers yesterday at the wedding!!
The venues were amazing from the University Women's club in Mayfair, where the service was held in the library,

 to the Garden Museum next to Lambeth Palace for the reception. The weather was perfect and we were transferred to the reception in a vintage double decker bus:)

The museum is a de consecrated church with loads of dried flowers suspended above the tables and it was a bit like being in Alice in Wonderland.

 The garden is a knot garden and there are several headstones in the ground,  including one of  Elias Ashmole who founded the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and a small mausoleum for Rear Admiral Bligh of the Bounty.
 The champagne was uncorked at 1.30 and was still flowing at 6pm!

Family photo call

Friends for 35 years!

Eleanor, the bride, made her wedding cake, beautiful!

I struggled to find a fascinator to match my dress and jacket as I hate hats and finally on Saturday morning I found some navy card and using my TH Tattered florals die created the following embellishment. Several people commented on how well it matched my outfit but didn't realise it was cardstock:)

The friends in the photo above and respected husbands are all off on Tuesday to Derbyshire for 4 days and we are hoping for good weather but I think it's going to rain! Still we have plans to visit Chatsworth and maybe Haddon Hall if it's wet so I will not be posting for a while. Phew you say after reading through this long post!
Thanks for bearing with me:)


Sally H said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day, Val! Gorgeous settings too. Have a wonderful time in Derbyshire, only a short drive from here. There are lots of lovely places to visit, even if it does rain, but you might be lucky.

Aquarius said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures of your lovely day and making that flower was a stroke of genius and so effective. Have a great break and I hope the weather holds for you.

Suzi B said...

What lovely photos looks like you had a fabulous time. The facinator looks great you clever thing :-)
Chatsworth House & Haddon Hall are two of my favorite places....enjoy!
Suzi B xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time Val....your flower was fabulous and such a great idea.. Thank you for sharing your pics with us


Diane said...

Wonderful pictures and what a fun time you must of had.

Hugs diane

Darnell said...

Oh, Val, you didn't make your own fascinator! What a talent you are!! As I was enjoying the photos (thank you!), I was really drawn to your fascinator all the way through and you should have seen my jaw drop when I read that you made it! You could go into a little side business!! Hugs, Darnell

Shirley said...

TFS all the wonderful photos! What a lovely couple and aren't you the creative one with the perfect head piece!


Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos - what a lovely sunny day you had.
The fascinator is fabulous - full marks Val! You look absolutely gorgeous!
Enjoy your holiday - hugs, Sylvia xx


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