It's raining and apparently it is going to be soggy all day today, and on and off for most of this coming week. Yesterday was such a gorgeous day - the last day of warm sunshine this year?
This last week has been frantic - I feel exhausted and plan to take today off, well making cards, etc so less mad than last week. I eventually finished the finals bits of the wedding stationery at 7.15 pm on Friday! I had visions of handing out the Order of Service to the guests while still collating them, then on to the Reception Hotel to finish putting together the table plan! A very close shave. The church service was lovely and both the bride and groom looked perfect. The groom, best men (yes, 2) and ushers had waistcoats similar to the cream of the invitations and their button-holes were of a similar orange to the ribbon used. The bridesmaids dresses were also a matching orange colour and the page-boys had waistcoats similar to those of the groom. It was all very beautiful and a lot of hard work had gone into all of the arrangements. True to tradition, and to the wedding stationery deadlines over the past few weeks, the bride was 10-minutes late - was I surprised? Not at all.
Here is a photograph of the table plan when it was about to be 'stuck' down- not all tables had the same number of guests on, but the request was not to make the cards the same size as some would look a little empty. It matches the design of both the invitations and order of service and I had a lovely message from the bride on Friday evening saying how pleased she was with everything I had done