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Title: Getting married
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on June 02, 2017, 07:59:46 AM
Now that the wedding is a month away I figured it is time for the wedding thread  >biggrin<

the question for today is do we buy plastic glasses or splash out on some basic glass ones. I feel like if a plastic glass is anyway near me I will wafted it with the wheelchair and the drink will end up on the floor.

I might be fussing over small things, Like we decided to have people back to the house and so it needs to be clean and tidy which so far has included buy new toilet brushes. Not that there was anything wrong with the old ones it is just new ones are un used and shiny. I would also like the house to be redecorated from top to bottom and the garden looking like it was made for Chelsea  >angel<

Any comments or suggestions are welcome.

Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on June 02, 2017, 08:03:38 AM
PS

I am going to where a poofee flowered blouse I bought from Marks and Sparks and thought was just right until I saw a character on Eaatenders wearing a trouser suit in the same pattern  >yikes<. She looked like an old lady, I dont want to look like an old lady, hmm I do have some grey hair and wrinkles but I am only almost 50 wheich is apparently the new twenty - or something like that.
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: lankou on June 02, 2017, 09:02:31 AM
The end of this year will be my 40th wedding anniversary. If I had committed a mass murder I would have been let out by now.

(http://kpitalrisk.free.fr/images/stars/204000/s__4390_1436807592_sailorbeware4555.jpg)
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: Rosie on June 02, 2017, 10:45:13 AM
Once upon a time when my twin sister visited England from the US and managed to get our older sister to turn up - well it was for our 40th birthday so we had a party.  Must have been in 1982.

Being skint it was a BYOB party as I could only afford mixers.

Glasses?  Weeellll - if I had bought booze from local booze shops I could have rented them.  The glasses, I mean, but being a cheapo  I found a store where not only the drinky poos were cheaper [I do not drink so I should care] but I could buy  dozens of booze glasses for less than - well -  peanuts?  Only one problem was that the rather nice glasses were pink. 

None were broken and I still have them in a cupboard somewhere as they were packed with the rest of my things when I came here nearly 32 years ago.

Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on June 03, 2017, 06:55:30 AM
Lankou,

That is a picture of the actress Peggy Mount she never married  >lol<, but yes 40 years is such a long time. What has been the best thing about being married and the worst?

Rosie,

 >biggergrin< we were thinking of getting plastic glasses for the toast *splutters* my Dad would have had a lot to say lol, then a friend of mine said she would look around the charity shops and see what she can find. It is not a problem just a detail of the day  >angel<

My Mum and Dad died years ago so the wedding is going to be be for friends more than family.
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on June 03, 2017, 07:28:43 AM
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the question for today is do we buy plastic glasses or splash out on some basic glass ones. I feel like if a plastic glass is anyway near me I will wafted it with the wheelchair and the drink will end up on the floor.

You could always go hipster, and serve the drinks in mismatched mugs, or empty Golden Syrup tins or something.

Or you could adapt Rosie's idea. Instead of a BYOB reception, make it BYOG (Bring Your Own Glass). That way, not only will there be frewer breakages, because theoretically people would be more careful with their own glasses, but they'll be taking them home at the end of the party, so less wahing up!  >biggrin<
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: huhn on June 03, 2017, 08:19:16 AM
good idea
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: lankou on June 03, 2017, 08:30:14 AM


That is a picture of the actress Peggy Mount she never married

I know that but the character she played in Sailor Beware always reminds me of my mother.
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: ally on June 03, 2017, 04:17:16 PM
Lankou. Congratulations on your forthcoming Ruby wedding.  We celebrated ours 2 years ago.  Ours was a white wedding.  My dad would've been upset had it been anything else.  It's so long ago, that it's become a bit blurred now.  The reception at the local hotel was 25.  That included a three course meal for fifty guests or so.  My dress was bought at Etams, with matching veil and headress.  I've still got it, but, it's hopelessly dated now.  Sunshine, no matter what glasses you chose to have, or, what you wear, all you'll remember is your happiness on the day.  I've always thought the sun shone throughout on my wedding day.  In reality, it was October, cold, and windy.  The star of the show will be you.   It's your day, enjoy it.  Hopefully, we might see some wedding photos on the forum.  >bubbly<
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: lankou on June 03, 2017, 05:16:17 PM
Lankou. Congratulations on your forthcoming Ruby wedding.

It is some months away yet.
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: KizzyKazaer on June 03, 2017, 05:35:06 PM
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I would also like the house to be redecorated from top to bottom and the garden looking like it was made for Chelsea  >angel<

Errr... realistic suggestions?  ;-)
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on June 04, 2017, 07:29:25 AM
Kizzy,

LOL a girl can dream :-)

Ally,

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all you'll remember is your happiness on the day.  I've always thought the sun shone throughout on my wedding day.

:-) I am fairly chilled and not particularly stressed, it is kind of wonderful because I usually get really worried about attending family events. I will post some photos when we have them.
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: Norrin Radd on June 04, 2017, 10:46:01 PM
You're getting married? Congratulations, Sunshine!
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: wheelydad on June 05, 2017, 12:05:48 AM
Congratulations Sunshine, and sincere best wishes for a happy future.
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on June 05, 2017, 08:45:20 AM
Thank you  >biggrin<

Yes I am getting married in less than a month.

I have lived with Mr Sunshine for 13 years and we had a lot of ups and downs, especially last year when we almost went our separate ways. We went to couples counselling and it helped a lot. He fell down the attic stairs in January and broke his ankle, our families, friends and own responses to that emergency put a cap on what really matters.

Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on June 08, 2017, 08:25:02 AM
A good friend came round yesterday and I put my wedding outfit on to show her. We were upstairs and Mr Sunshine brought coffee up to cries of Oh No you have seen my outfit. We then made him look properly, the cheeky monkey. He is not a person who makes compliments and he did later say I knew you would get something nice (to wear), Too late when he saw me his face said it all- smiling with sparkling eyes.

I know it went against tradition but I am pleased he saw me.

Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: independentgirl84 on June 08, 2017, 11:47:58 PM
Aw that's so nice Sunshine! And delighted to hear you're getting married. You are a remarkable person who deserves every happiness xxxxx
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on June 09, 2017, 07:24:34 AM
 >biggrin< thank you
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on June 11, 2017, 10:02:44 AM
A good friend came round yesterday and I put my wedding outfit on to show her. We were upstairs and Mr Sunshine brought coffee up to cries of Oh No you have seen my outfit. We then made him look properly, the cheeky monkey. He is not a person who makes compliments and he did later say I knew you would get something nice (to wear), Too late when he saw me his face said it all- smiling with sparkling eyes.

I know it went against tradition but I am pleased he saw me.


 >magicfairy< >bighugs<
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on June 21, 2017, 08:19:27 AM
 >yikes< less than two weeks to go yikes how did it get to be so near.

I had a wine tasting the other evening which is to say I decided to just open a bottle of the Processco I bought to see how it tasted and if it made my non drinker body go too wobbly. I had some fun opening the wire cap thingum because I felt like a mischievous child going what does this do how does it work. I had my eyes closed as I eased the cork and there was quite a big BANG as the bottle opened. I poured out what I thought was about half a wine glass into a tumbler I had been using for pop. I was hoping for the taste of pears and fruit notes and got hmm alcohol. I sipped more and it went straight to me bladder so I needed a wee. I had forgotten about that particular side affect. I added some ginger ale to the mix mmm better but I was not sure I should continue. I routed around in the kitchen and found a bottle stopper drink saver gizmo, put it on the bottle.. About an hour later there was a POP and I realised the stopper had unstopped there was a fair amount of wine swimming over the counter top. What was left in the bottle went into the fridge.

I texted a friend to say I had not waited for her and opened the wine early. I also said it had made me giddy. The next day she came to drop some wedding stuff off and taste the wine. She thought it was lovely and happily left with the rest of the bottle. I cant help wondering at two things, the first is that I picked what turned out to be a nice bottle of Processco even though I know nothing about it and two that my friend might have wondered where the other half of the bottle had gone  >blush<
 >angel<
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on June 21, 2017, 03:58:23 PM
That all sounds like good, fizzy fun (aside from the bladder urgency, which is never amusing  >hugs< ).

Now that the wedding is so close, should Ouchers decorate this thread a little, to give it a nuptial feel?

For example:


(http://www.mercureleeds.co.uk/assets/images/specials/wedding_gallery_arrow.jpg)

Or is that just a really naff idea?

Picture shows a simple wooden sign in the shape of an arrow, with the word 'Wedding' and a love heart written and drawn in white. In the background are trees and a fountain. 



>Edit: adding description of picture.
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on June 21, 2017, 04:12:33 PM
I like the idea of decoration and such  like >biggrin<
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on June 21, 2017, 05:03:30 PM
Yay!


(https://static.artfire.com/uploads/product/6/426/73426/2873426/2873426/large/mr_and_mrs_whimsical_wedding_chair_heart_wood_vinyl_signs_3c7fc140.jpg)

Picture shows two white love hearts, decorated with silver ribbon bows. 'Mr' is written on one heart, and 'Mrs' on the other. The hearts are resting on a wooden surface decorated with autumn leaves.

>Edit: adding description of picture.
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: KizzyKazaer on June 23, 2017, 11:23:12 AM
 >lol< @ the wine-tasting tale... and love the pics, NN - will try to add some myself later!
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: Rosie on June 23, 2017, 05:56:23 PM
I wanna come to de weddin' kin I pleeze?

Ah butta prollem - ain't gotta passport.

Booga.
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on June 24, 2017, 09:25:52 AM
 >biggergrin<

Lovely picture, gosh they idea of being a Mrs makes me feel old lol.

I have a friend that I met online just before I met Mr Sunshine and so have known him for about 14 years. I would have liked to invite Geoff but as we have never actuall met on land I decided hmmm probably not the best time  ;-)

All of a sudden I am feeling stressed at the thought of how twenty guests are going to fit in the house.

On the upside a flowered hairband thingum arrived in the post yesterday so I can have a faff about whether to use it or not. Is the tradition that brides onlywear silver, gold and crystal jewellery?
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: oldtone27 on June 24, 2017, 10:29:36 AM
Rosie, perhaps you can go to the wedding. After all this board offers great things like virtual chocolate and virtual hugs, so perhaps Sunshine could organise a virtual passport to her virtual wedding if it doesn't put too much pressure on her.  >whistle<
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on June 24, 2017, 02:14:31 PM
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On the upside a flowered hairband thingum arrived in the post yesterday so I can have a faff about whether to use it or not. Is the tradition that brides onlywear silver, gold and crystal jewellery? 

A quick scout around the 'net revealed that pearls are traditional, although it's the first I'd heard of it. I'd say go with whatever you think looks good, or has the most significance for you.

The floral headband sounds lovely!


 

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Picture shows a white rectangular sign leaning against a weathered red brick wall.  The sign has "Best day ever" written in on it black, and is surrounded by flower-filled bottles and mugs. The word "Love" is spelled out on the mugs.
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on June 28, 2017, 11:08:37 AM
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Rosie, perhaps you can go to the wedding. After all this board offers great things like virtual chocolate and virtual hugs, so perhaps Sunshine could organise a virtual passport to her virtual wedding if it doesn't put too much pressure on her.  >whistle<

 >biggergrin<

There is so much still to do because we are having the buffet at the house which saves money but does create a lot of homework  :-)
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on July 04, 2017, 07:08:30 PM
Yesterday was the best day ever < bighugs< >attachment<

Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: KizzyKazaer on July 04, 2017, 09:24:50 PM
Ooh, was the Big Day yesterday?  It hardly seems a couple of weeks since this thread was first posted! 

Congratulations (again) and may you enjoy your newly-wed status  >thumbsup<

> edit:  for reasons unknown, the pic I inserted yesterday (from Google Images) has been replaced by a black cross and a lot of useless white space, so have deleted the link entirely - it was a Mr and Mrs logo thingy against a background of flowers, don't know what happened to it  >doh<
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: Monic1511 on July 04, 2017, 09:37:22 PM
Congratulations to both of you
I hope your day went very well and thanks for the lovely picture.
big hugs
Monic
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on July 04, 2017, 09:59:04 PM
Congratulations!!  >magicfairy< >bubbly< >magic< >bighugs<


(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/c8/b7/10/c8b7102df9ddcb47e1249113ff9bcfd6--wheelchair-wedding-wheelchair-accessories.jpg)

Picture shows a wheelchair decorated with flowers, ribbons and tins. In the back is a sign reading"Just Married". A second panel in the picture shows three white flowers.
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: auntieCtheM on July 04, 2017, 10:31:38 PM
Is that your family?
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: wheelydad on July 04, 2017, 11:26:31 PM
 >bighugs<Congratulations, and very best wishes for you both.
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on July 05, 2017, 08:02:43 AM
Thank you all :-)

Auntie,

It is my family now :-) the people on the left hand side are Mr Sunshine's relatives and in the middle and right are friends. My sister took the photos Some of the friends we had not seen in years and so it was wonderful they came. The day was the happiest of my life, it got so emotional in a good way and even the most stoic friend got shiny eyes. I will post some more photos when I am better organised :-)

Kizzy,

I know it whizzed to being a week to go and then all of a sudden it was the day before  >bubbly<
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: ally on July 05, 2017, 09:27:48 AM
Congratulations.  I wish you every  happiness on the start of your married life together.  May it go from strength to strength.  Best wishes, and, love to you both.  xx  >heart<  >rose<
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on July 05, 2017, 09:43:12 AM
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The day was the happiest of my life, it got so emotional in a good way and even the most stoic friend got shiny eyes.


May it be the start of many, many years of happiness.  >bighugs<
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: oldtone27 on July 05, 2017, 12:36:20 PM
Congratulations. My very best wishes.
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: suessad on July 06, 2017, 06:27:18 AM
 Congratulations to you both.  >bubbly< >bubbly<
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: huhn on July 06, 2017, 08:01:56 AM
all the best >rose< >rose< >rose< >rose< >rose< >rose< >rose< >rose< >rose< >rose<
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: Rosie on July 06, 2017, 09:43:03 AM
(http://greetings-day.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/have-a-happy-married-life.gif)
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: AndMac on July 06, 2017, 12:50:59 PM
Many, many congratulations! I missed all the excitement! Wishing you both all the very best.
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on July 27, 2017, 10:58:27 AM
Thank you  >biggergrin<

One more photo  >attachment<

Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: KizzyKazaer on July 27, 2017, 11:37:04 AM
I'm assuming that's Mr Sunshine behind you...
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on July 27, 2017, 01:21:35 PM
That's a fantastic photo! There's so much joy in both your faces.  >star<
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on July 27, 2017, 05:13:20 PM
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I'm assuming that's Mr Sunshine behind you...

Yes it is  >biggrin<

NN,

That is exactly how we felt from start to finish. I did not know the confetti was coming until it started landing on my head  >biggergrin< I gave my sister my camera and ask her to take photos, she ask people to stand togeher but there we no cheeeese moments so all candid shots.

I did get my hair done but all the ecurls fell out and then it frizzed - stubborn hair lol. BTW Mr Sunshine is not wearing a suiti because that is not him. we went for Irish Linen.

Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: SashaQ on July 27, 2017, 06:56:07 PM
Thank you for the photos - glad you both had an excellent day!  >cool<  >bubbly< >magicfairy<
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: auntieCtheM on July 27, 2017, 07:42:08 PM
Absolutely smashing photo that is.
Title: Re: Getting married
Post by: Fiz on October 14, 2017, 12:06:03 PM
Thank you  >biggergrin<

One more photo  >attachment<

Totally only just catching up with this thread as it had been showing as read when it wasn't. Sunshine you are so beautiful! Mr Sunshine has made quite the catch.