Saturday, June 20, 2009


being Mother-of-the-Bride (aka Wedding Planner) seems to be taking every waking moment. The big event is four weeks today, after the hoo-ha has all died down, normal service will be resumed.

A month before the wedding I checked my lists and see

Twelve dozen chairs

Eleven kilos strawberries

Ten dozen canapes

Nine cases Champers

Eight flavours of ice cream

Seven waiters waiting

Six punts a-punting

Five tiers of cake

Four mobile loos

Three types of cheese*

Two gorgeous bouquets


One very large marquee!

Not to mention one organic Hog Roast, eight litres dried flower petals for confetti, 17 bottles of Mrs
Dart's Excellent Elderflower Cordial, one firkin of ale, two djs, seven dozen quail's eggs, a truckload of salads, 4 sides of smoked salmon; and last but by no means least, 150 meters of wedding bunting made by my own fair hand - for which I expect to get The Best Mother in the World Award.

* Colston Bassett Stilton, Clava, Lincolnshire Poacher


Charlotte said...

Sounds GORGEOUS! I love a summer wedding. Hope you have fabulous, not too stressful time, and see you on the other side.

Anonymous said...

You're getting there - only 2 weeks till our bash! Mother of Bridegroom not quite as involved! lots love BFN

Anonymous said...

Loved the blog and photos! It's going to be the most fun wedding ever! SO sorry to miss it! xxx

Jeanne said...

Oh wow!! Sure we can't squeeze in a partridge and a pear tree somewhere??! And your 50m of hand-made bunting rmeinds me of the placemats that we had to marble by habd for my sister-in-law's wedding to my brother. Over 200 of them. With 4 layers of paint and a laquer on each. And there were only 5 of us working...

The things we do for weddings!!

Break a leg and I am sure you are going to have a fantastic day :)

Around My Kitchen Table said...

It all looks absolutely wonderful.

Mother of the bride said...

And so how did it go?

Teuchter said...

I'm agog to hear how the big day went.
Hope all is well with you.

Liz said...

Looks and sounds *wonderful* - I'm so glad it all went smoothly, especially after all the catering stress!