Posted in family, love, relationship, Wedding, tagged 1970, 1970s, 70s, altar, attic, bride, church, church wedding, dad, daddy, family, family album, father, hangover, hungover, ill, mom, mommy, mother, mum, mummy, parish church, photo, photographer, photographs, photography, photos, retro, seventies, stag, stag night, vintage, Wedding, wedding photography, winter wedding on July 9, 2009 |
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My Mum dug through the many cardboard boxes in the attic to find her wedding photo album. We’re looking for a potential picture for the family tree project. Neither my Mum nor I had looked at this album in a long time and it was great to go through the photographs together and share her memories. The photos are lovely and very, VERY Seventies!
This is the church where they got married with my mum and dad’s heads floating above the altar (I will not be asking our photographer to use a similar effect!).
My mum was a beautiful bride.
Mum says she still has the cake topper somewhere.
My Dad loks pretty grumpy in a lot of the photos. Mum says that was because he had had his stag night the evening before the wedding and was feeling a little ill the next day. For ‘ill’ read hungover!
I had to include this. I think its a fantastic photo maybe the epitome of a 1970s wedding: The huge glasses, the hair, Dad’s face imposed on my mother’s silhouette.
Love you Mum and Dad! Here’s to 30 years of marriage and 30 years more!
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Posted in Wedding, tagged amy atlas, candy, candy bar, candy buffet, eye candy, life is sweet, nostalgia, old-fashioned, reception, retro, summer wedding, sweet, sweet love, sweet shop, sweet table, sweetie, sweetie table, sweets, Wedding, wedding favors, wedding favours, winter, winter wedding on March 24, 2009 |
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Portrait by Richard Nicholson
Hope and Greenwood is a sweet shop in London set up Husband-and-wife owners Miss Hope and Mr Greenwood, to celebrate British confectionery. The shop itself celebrates the by-gone era with glass jars of candy lining the walls.
It’s the perfect place to get inspiration for a retro sweets table at your wedding.
The Hope and Greenwood website even has a wedding page where you can mail order your candy. Some of the sweets come with lovely background stories which make them even more difficult not to fall for. For example here’s the Cherry Love Me Trues
There is a 19th century English tradition in which a procession of singing maidens form an arch of cherry blossom, a symbol of fertility and innocence, through which passed the available young men of the village.
‘Come hither, sweet sir
And take this cherry fine,
Love me true the live long day
My winsome Valentine!’
Or the Rosebud funbag
In days of yore it was the custom to tie a velvet pouch of rose petals under your coat to attract a lover; so, should you be feeling amorous, a bag of delicately fragranced Rosebuds nestling in your trouser pocket should make you irresistible.
They also make Strawberry swirl Lollipops which you can personalise with your names and the date of the wedding.
They’d look great on a summer fete candy buffet. Again, I turn to Amy Atlas for the ultimate in sweetie table inspiration:
HOPE AND GREENWOOD
1 Russell Street, Westminster, London, WC2B 5JF
Tel: 020 7240 3314
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