Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Laura's wedding

Friday 6th August was a happy day. It was also the first wedding in the family of the next generation and we travelled to Leek, Staffordshire for the event. Our beautiful niece Laura married her lovely Chris and oh dear, here I am crying yet again just writing this. I did warn them that I would cry and I did, so did a few others, the bride included. Laura was just so happy, it was one of those joyful, teary days.

A little adjustment of the head dress.

Their two dogs came too, just to see their mum and dad. I did wonder that they might be on guard duty either side of the church door like a pair of Staffordshire pot dogs. They are rescue racing greyhounds and thoroughly pampered.

My Sister-in-Law Gail looked fabulous and she started me off crying the second she arrived in the church. Her outfit looked like Jane Austen had been updated to 21st Century and I am sure she would have loved it too. Proud dad Phil (Brother-in-Law) even had a tear or two, David (Nephew and brother of Laura), Laura and Chris. Chris's mum Fay too looked very elegant in Navy and white lace.( sorry, haven't got a photo of Fay).

This is me and mine. I wore a black and ivory silk spotty dress with pink accessories (what else), Sarah standing behind Mick and myself, Rachel stood with Olly and Rachel's other half Justin sat next to Mick.

The Reception was held in a Marquee and looked fantastic. Very pretty pink and green bunting and chandeliers.

The table plans were set out with jars of yummy sweeties and as I clicked the camera out shot this hand belonging to Neil, partner of Sister-in-Law Sandra.

The wedding cake with its cup cakes and doves.

The table centres had teapots filled with roses and teacups with the table number attached and filled with chocolates. We had a fantastic time and it was great to see everyone.

The sum total of my sewing for the weekend was one pie.

Enough prepped for 5 more pies. Lots more cut out ready and waiting.

I had a bit of a mishap too at the weekend for which I am suffering. I managed to fall down the stairs in the middle of the night and bruised all up my right arm and the small of my back. The stair didn't escape injury either as that came away. That was fixed much more easily. Managed a bit of stitching today but I did ache quite a bit.

Happy Stitching.

Love Shirley.


  1. Eeek! Hope your arm is less painful soon. Love the marquee photos - looks beautiful! :)

  2. Sounds like I should have bought shares in Kleenex before the weekend. You and yours look fab. Glad you had a wonderful teary day.

  3. What beautiful wedding photos - looks like a very special family time. Ouch - I hope your arm and back mend quickly.

  4. It all looks very lovely what a lot of work a wedding is. It was good to see your family snap. I'm fairly sure we could not take our dogs to a wedding they are so badly behaved. It was nice to see hers there what a nice idea. I had better not show Gemma as I am sure she would think it a good idea too and we would then have to take ours to obedience classes LOL.
    1 pie is better than none and I hope you are OK a fall is really frightening look after yourself.

  5. Hope you are feeling better. It must have been a nasty shock to fall like that. The wedding snaps are lovely and i like the photo of you surrounded by your family. You look very chic, by the way. Not much sewing over here either!

  6. beautiful wedding photos...I cry too at weddings!
    Hope your feeling better, what a scare that must have been..
    Not a lot of sewing here either..
    Julia ♥

  7. I love your outfit Shirley!!!! the hat looks fantastic and so you! What a beautiful wedding and the marquee looked magnificent with all the bunting. What a wonderful photo of your beautiful family - you all scrub up really well and I'm glad you had a great time.

    Your fall sounds nasty. I hope you recover quickly from it, it wasn't from too much champayne at the wedding was it????

  8. What a beautiful wedding! A lovely pic with you and your family (just love your hat!)
    I hope you have recovered from your fall...it shakes you up a bit!!
    Lisa ʚϊɞ

  9. Shirley, I hope you are feeling a bit better today.
    Thanks for sharing that fairy tale wedding with us. I love that picture of you! You look FAB! Oh, I just loved all the wonderful details... Especially the bunting, the teacups and the doggies!
    The bride looked soooo happy!

  10. Who doesn't love a good wedding and a cry to go with it. You look beautiful in your finery and the bride looks gorgeous. I wish I could send you some of my magic cream for your bumps and bruises, take it easy.

  11. What lovely photos. I particularly like the one adjusting the head dress, so natural. Thanks for sharing the special day with us. Hope your injuries are not too severe and that you weren't wearing that lovely hat when you fell.

  12. Sorry to hear you are in the wars and hope it doesn't slow down your stitching. The wedding pics were lovely and it looked like a very happy day for you all.

  13. Shirley...not sure how I missed this post, but I hope you are feeling much better by now. Please be careful...no more falling, down steps or otherwise!
    Beautiful and sweet wedding! I always cry at weddings too. You and your family are just lovely!

  14. Beautiful pictures of a gorgeous bride. What elegant wedding party it was!
    Get well soon!

  15. Wow Shirley, what a beautiful wedding, looks and sounds like you all have a memorable time. Your niece shares her wedding day with me, we were celebrating 22 years on the 6th
    Hope your feeling better


  16. Oh Shirley, I cry at weddings too! I love the ajustment shot...so natural. The hat is awsome! I'm going to a wedding next year and expect to wear an eye popping hat too.
    Thankfully your fall wasn't a "movie shot" as they usually end up distastrous, use hand rails....

  17. She looks beautiful! Everything's gorgeous! I just had to stop and comment on this.. At my recent wedding (july 4 2009) Since it was Independence Day, much of our Bridal Party bailed on us. Our baby, Louie the Piebald Dachshund was the best man!!! (He held the rings around his collar ;D )

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