Wednesday, 3 December 2008

A little update

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Image by Robyn Kessler via Style me Pretty
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Do not worry, my cold hasn't got me yet. I might be existing solely on lemsips and mouth-ulcer gel but I haven't forgotten the wedding. It has in fact been a rather busy week: M's brother turned 30 (with two parties, one to co-host), I had a meeting with the fab H who is my wonderful gorgeous hen party elf with envy-inducing-long-eyelashes (more on that later), sister-in-law-to-be survived the "we are going to make one of you redundant and give the other a promotion to do both of your jobs" fiasco, we met my sister's AmericanBoy and took him on a late night rainy walking tour of London, an Italian friend came to stay with 2 days notice and we went to our marriage course. Oh yes, and I went to work.

Have been doing a little research into table linens. After much consideration we have decided to purchase the napkins and tablecloths rather than hire them so we can embellish and decorate the napkins ahead of time. The ribbon is chosen, the theme for the labels decided and now, tonight, I purchased 130 white napkins. Off e-bay. For 20p each. I do so hope they are not a disappointment.

I know the photo above doesn't bear any relation to the post but I do love the idea of the groom in skinny trousers and pointy boots. So hot. But does it work in June in England? That, I am not sure.

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3 comments:

London bride said...

Wow on decorating napkins. Sounds like a lot of work! But I'm sure it'll be worth it too :) Sounds like you've been busy... And yes skinny trousers and pointy boots could for sure work in June in England, why not?

citysage said...

I'm so impressed that you guys are going to customize your linens! Can't wait to see how that turns out!

And I think skinny pants and boots in London in June are perfect---go for something like a classic Chelsea boot and it will look totally fab mod, like the early Beatles!

Rachel said...

Thanks for the thoughts regarding skinny trousers and pointed boots. The wedding is in the countryside rather than the city so I think the look will work. My boy and I have both agreed we are looking for a skinny vintage suit which does not scream 70s, so no oversized lapels! And hopefully in some kind of blue colour. Will we find it? I have no idea. But then I didn't think I'd be getting married next year either!

Regarding the napkins there are plans afoot to embellish the ones for the high table for people to keep, with the entire lot tied up in on theme ribbon with name tags to identify seats. Not terribly original but it works for us and can more importantly be done ahead of time so someone else can lay them out on the morning when I am (a) relaxing or (b)-more likely- stressing over something else!