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Yes it might make your guests nauseous but it would be a hard hearted individual who didn’t smile when they heard this.

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I’ll Be There by Louise Cuddon

I’ll be there, my darling,
Through thick and through thin
When your mind is a mess
When your head’s in a spin
When your plane’s been delayed
When you’ve missed the last train
When life is just threatening
To drive you insane
When your thrilling whodunit
Has lost its last page
When somebody tells you
You’re looking your age
When your coffee’s too cool
And your wine too warm
When the forecast said ‘Fine’
But you’re out in a storm
When you ordered the Korma
But got the Madras
When you wake in the night
And are sure you smell gas
When your quick-break hotel
Is more like a slum
And your holiday photos
Show only your thumb
When you park for five minutes
In a resident’s bay
And return to discover
You’ve been towed away
When the jeans that you bought
In hope or in haste
Stick on your hips
And won’t reach around your waist
When the dentist looks into
Your mouth and just sighs
When your heroes turn out
To be wimps in disguise
When the food that you most like
Brings you out in red rashes
When as soon as you boot up
The bloody thing crashes
When you’re in extra time
And the other team scores
When someone informs you
There’s no Santa Claus
When you gaze at the stars
And step on a nail
When you know you’ll succeed
But, somehow, you fail
When your horoscope tells you
You’ll have a good day
So you ask for a rise
And your boss says ‘No way’
So my darling, my sweetheart, my dear….
When you spill your beer
When you shed a tear
When you burn the toast
When you miss the post
When you lose the plot
When I’m all you’ve got
When you break a rule
When you act the fool
When you’ve got the flu
When you’re in a stew
When you’re last in the queue
Don’t feel blue
‘Cause I’m telling you
I’ll be there
I’ll be there
I’ll be there for you

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I came across a great British wedding photographer called Danni Beach. Her photos are beautiful to look at and they have a wonderful sense of place about them – the photos here couldn’t have been taken anywhere else but good ol’ Blighty.

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Here’s a game to play at a Hen weekend. Much more fun than pinning the tail on the donkey!

The best game I’ve played at a Hen weekend has been a Mr & Mrs type game or How well does the bride know the groom. Before the hen party, the bridemaids ask the groom a series of personal questions. At the hen party the Hen is asked the questions and if she gives the same answer, then she nominates someone to drink a shot or do a forfeit, if she gets it wrong then its her that has to do the forfeit or drink. The questions can be as naughty or as innocent as you like!

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On a sunny but windy weekend a couple of weeks ago my fiance and I went arrived in Bedfordshire for a friends wedding. Luton Hoo is a grand house north of London near Luton airport and a beautifully ornate and grand building. Designed in 1767 by Robert Adam with Capability Brown landscaping the magnificent gardens. The house has appeared in many films from Four Weddings and a Funeral to Eyes Wide Shut and has even played host to the Queen. And today we’re its guests! Luton Hoo is open for afternoon tea and we had to shimmy past tables and sofas where people were enjoying their cucumber sandwiches to take our group pictures on the lawn.

Here is the room where the ceremony took place. The bride had a blue theme running throughout with blue bows on chairs and flowergirls scattering blue rose petals.

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Each table was named after a place in New York as it was the city where the couple got engaged (in Central Park…very romantic!).

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I loved the scattered love hearts on the tables. They made for much tipsy fun later on in the afternoon!

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The sticky toffee pudding dessert was one of the bets I’ve EVER eaten…

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…as you can tell I enjoyed it!

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Each table had tall glass centrepieces.

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The wedding breakfast was in a former chapel and we were surrounded by amazing stained glass and plainted murals.

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A Chanel make-up artist gives an expert lesson in wedding make-up from foundation to eye shadow to blusher.

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Seven Weddings has joined Twitter! It is a kind of micro blogging where you say what you want to say or share the things you want to people in just a few strokes of the keyboard – 140 characters to be precise.

I like to use the ‘search’ option on twitter which searches through what everyone is tweeting in real time. It can make fascinating reading. Here’s what a search for ‘weddings’ came up with…

  • wedding anniversary today 3 years. At work
  • Never had a wedding or honeymoon! I TOTALLY feel left out! But you can plan a nice vacation and say it’s your honeymoon!
  • I found my missing wedding /engagement rings! hurrah!
  • I can and will find a damn dress for this wedding! May the force be with me!
  • dowry not less than 3.5K probably much more, plus wedding cost at 5 star hotel, plus furnishing a flat or a house…
  • New blog post: Was Jesus Encouraging Alocolism When He Turned Water To Wine At The Wedding At Cana?

Twitter can be a great way to have conversations with fellow brides. Come and follow me at
http://twitter.com/SevenWeddings

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Photo by the wonderful photographer Alan Maudie

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