|My cupcakes, my cupcakes!!!!|
This morning I showered, straightened my hair (burned myself several times in the process) painted my toenails Chanel Dragon and unhooked my Wedding Dress from the hanger (that Monsoon one, you know -- the only one I've got) and slipped it on. I pulled up the zip and.....well it just wouldn't fasten.
Even exhaling all my breath and yanking AND praying, it would not come to the top of the zipper.
Time for Plan B
Except there is no Plan B......
I have one other dress that is very forgiving - an ancient floral M&S Tea-dress that was bought before the current Royal groom was born. It lay on the bottom of the wardobe - crumpled and slightly 'wardroby' in aroma.
Nevertheless, I whisked it through to the office and started ironing for all I was worth, whilst simultaneously throwing my soap-dodging son into the shower.
I gingerly slipped into the Tea-frock and buttoned it up. It fitted! Mostly.
Make up on, cupcakes packed, son packed, training shoes on for driving, gold high heels packed...off we went.
What a sight greeted us, the marquee had blown itself to shreds during the night. Carlynn hastily reconvened everything to her home and we settled down with our strawberries, chocolates and bucks fizz to watch the day.
C being an incredibly organised woman (she really IS a Hestia) had organised a Flip video from Channel 4 so that we could film ourselves at all the appropriate moments for a documentary - seeing the frock for the first time, the man and wife bit, the kiss on the balcony.....
It was wonderful. I cannot summon up a single cynical bone about today's events. William and Kate clearly adore each other, the service was beautiful, she was stunning, her family looked wonderful...it was just GREAT!
There's no doubt about it, the UK can really do fabulous pomp and circumstance.
Here's a selection of pix. Basically I only photographed the food *shrug* that's why the dress didn't zip up in the first place. I like my grub.
Every horizontal surface had food on it.
My gallstones hated this spread, but I loved it!
These are my cupcakes, in the middle and bottom tiers
(just the ones with the red, white and blue baubles)
More of my cupcakes
Did you enjoy the day? Tell me what you got up to! If we make it on to the Channel 4 documentary, I promise to let you know ;-)