Sunday, August 3, 2008

Wedding of Number 1 Son

Well ..... cometh the man, cometh the hour.

July 25th 2008 was the special day that our son, Adrian, married his georgeous fiancée Lara Orfei at the Guildhall, Windsor. The weather was perfect: a beautiful warm summer's day. The magnificent setting of the reception room at the Guildhall made the perfect backdrop for the ceremony.

Lara was handed over to Adrian by her father, Alberto, who took her beautiful bouquet.

The bride was dressed in a stunning Karen Millen satin dress with red (very) high-heeled shoes and with beads in her hair.

The groom wore a hand-made pinstriped suit. The bride's mother wore a silk dress and red high-heeled shoes, purchased no doubt from some very chic outlet in Brazil.

The exchanging of vows and rings was the emotional highlight with everybody fighting back the tears.

The groom's mother was dressed in a sequined Fotini dress with a matching fascinator made by FunkyFascinators.

Following the ceremony, the newly-married, their parents and guests assembled outside just in time for the march-past of the Queen's Guards after the Changing of the Guards ceremony: magic. We all then went to The Riverside Hostelrie on the banks of the Thames for champagne and a light lunch.

The bride and groom entertained their parents to a wonderful dinner in the restaurant at Berry's Restaurant, Taplow House Hotel, Taplow.

All in all, a day that I will never forget.

Our thanks go to:-
The Guilhall, Windsor for a lovely, light-hearted ceremony.
The Queen for sharing the Household Cavalry.
The Riverhouse for being so accommodating.
FunkFascinators for a perfectly matching headpiece for Bunty.

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