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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

MY MUMMY AND DADDY'S WEDDING DAY



On Saturday my Mummy and Daddy got married. It was a beautiful day in all respects and the weather was very sunny, but not too hot.






I am very thoughtful here aren't I? . . and during the morning of the wedding I was hoping for good weather and that everything would go well for them.  As their little page boy I was determined to ensure, with the help of my Uncle Joe, the usher, that everything ran as smoothly as possible.  


Earlier, a few days ago, I had gone with my Nanny and Mummy to the Suit and Dress hire shop for a fitting of my clothes . . . aren't they nice? 


My little 15.5 inch outside legs barely stuck out of my long suit jacket and I was a little disappointed because I had left my little black shoes at home.

My Grandpa, my uncle Jeff, the best man, and my Daddy had been to the shop together for their fitting a few weeks before that and, as usual my Grandpa had the shop laughing as he cracked jokes and amused us.



Saturday 8th August, the day of the wedding, arrived and there was quite a commotion in the morning getting ready, with four men and myself getting into our clothes.  There was no lady present to keep us in order and to organise us, so us men tried the best we could alone.  Unfortunately, I did not want to wear my nice clothes and I had the screaming 'Ab Dabs' as my Daddy tried to get me into my white shirt and tie and waistcoat, and my little trousers kept falling down.  Fortunately, my Grandpa found some safety pins.  My little, or should I say big, grey jacket remained on it's hanger for the day, although several people tried to put it on for photographs.  I agreed to keep my waistcoat on, together with my shirt and tie.


During the wedding service I was so tired I stayed asleep in my pram, but I joined the party when I woke, just as they entered an adjoining room to sign the register.

Mummy was wearing a very strange white dress with a very long train and the Matron of Honour, my Auntie Isla, kept bending down to straighten it and my Mummy had great difficulty sitting in the chair to sign the register. I thought this was all very odd.  My trousers fell down several times, so Daddy carried me down the aisle whilst arm in arm with Mummy, leading the procession out of the church to the sound of Handel's famous Hornpipe from his Water Music Suite.

The wedding rehearsal was held on the previous Wednesday and I made the lady vicar laugh so hard as she was instructing the wedding principals, with their backs to me, on the serious matter of wedding etiquette. I walked down the full length of the aisle, carrying a huge Teddy Bear, almost as big as me. I 'plonked' it down on the step at her feet between my Mummy and Daddy, and said, "There!".  Everyone had looked round and joined in the laughter, along with all the onlookers. The lady vicar said that would be a nice touch at the actual service, but it was a one-off and I did not oblige.

Anyway, my Grandpa asked me to write this post because he is busy getting photos together from various sources, which he intends to post shortly.

Meanwhile I insisted he shows you some photos of the happy bride and groom.





More soon . . . probably two or three more posts.

Didn't Peter do well?

We all had a glorious day . . .  I am a very proud father indeed.

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footnote:
Several of you have remarked how serious Peter looks.  He has asked me explain that he was thinking of the implications of the Marriage Vows his Mummy and Daddy are about to make and being a very philosophical fellow like his Grandpa he has no hesitation that they will do just fine:

  
lol . . . more next post . . :)






47 comments:

  1. Nothing like a young child to breath life into a party. Great pictures

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    1. Thank you Gail . . . more pictures to come . . :)

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  2. Peter,you look so handsome! Mummy and Daddy look so happy in their special clothes too. Grandpa looks handsome ...but don't tell him... you know what he's like!
    Jane x

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    1. Thank you Nanna Jane and Grumpy Chris , , , lol
      I told Mummy and Daddy to be on their best behaviour because there were lots of our relatives there and i did not want to be embarrassed, All the girls wanted to dance with Grandpa for some reason. . . so I too know what he is like . . . . lol. I must ask him his secret because two little girls ran away from me when I was trying very hard to be friendly. Daddy and Uncle Jeff, the best man, made very good speeches and my two grandfathers speeches were not bad either . . :)

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  3. Wow you have a fantastis family. The grandson is lovele and charming. Love from Poland

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    1. Thank you Gosia ~ Dziękuję Ci bardzo . . . :)

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  4. Love the story told from the vantage of Peter. He is such a cute and precious child. Congratulations to the bride and groom.
    I know that you are very proud, Eddie. You have every right to be. Lovely family. I can't wait to see more photos!

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    1. Thank you Jackie. We all love him to bits. Thank you for your congratulations, they male a lovely couple ~ trio with Peter. I will post some more pics soon . . . :) x

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  5. Hi Peter....great job on the story telling...your Mom and Dad must be so proud of you!
    I know your Grampa is...he talks about you all the time...
    Can't wait to see more pictures....did you have a dance with your Mom?
    See you soon Peter....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Dear Nanna Linda,
      I learned story telling from Grandpa ~ he tells some tall stories but he might fool you ladies but he doesn't fool me . . . lol Yes he is rightly proud of me and I am extremely modest ~ yes I know he talks about me all the time ~ bless him, the poor thing.
      I will get him to get off his derrier and get some more photos ready and write up some more about the wedding, reception, and highlights ~ I think I might let him have a turn next time because I am fed up always sweeping up after him and doing his work . . . lol
      Yes I had a dance with my Mom , , , and just about everyone else . . . but the little girls all ran away and I am heartbroken . . . cheers Nanna Linda, you and Nanna Marguerite and nanna Betsy and Nanna Jane are the only ones who really understand me . . . lol . . . Cheers and see you soon, Peter x

      Cheers Linda . .~ Eddie . . :)

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    2. Oh Peter....
      Don't be too hard on your Grampa...
      He is a lovely man...cherish him!

      Nana Linda♥️

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    3. Oh , , ok . . . if you insist!!
      He can't be all that bad because he is taking me to the airport to watch the planes landing and taking off.
      I will tell him what you said and I expect he will blush because really he is a very shy chap . . . lol . . . Peter x

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  6. How wonderful! Peter looks precious! Congrats to the bride and groom! Looking forward to more photos!

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    1. Hello Nanna Michelle ~ thank you very much for your very kind words ~ I shall pass them on to Grandpa and Mummy and Daddy . . . :) Peter . . x

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  7. Congrats to them and well told
    Even if a bit of a little tantrum took hold
    Who wants to wear all of that anyway
    Rather run with a big bear and play haha
    Glad it all went smoothly though
    As you napped and ran to and fro

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    1. Congratulations it was, yes indeed,
      A good day was had ~ all agreed.
      Peter not wanting to wear that gear
      Was a shame but we wiped away a tear
      Outside we put his on his little jeans
      And then he was happy ~ no more scenes . . . lol

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  8. Children are great, they keep us focused on the important things in life. Your photos are beautiful, Eddy! :)

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    1. Yes without children what would we do?
      No-one to leave all our worldly goods to.
      They help us to have a goal in life
      and sooner or later have a husband or wife.

      Thanks Linda and will post some more later . . :)

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  9. Hilarious! LOL Love the pics and it sounds like it was a happy and wonderful day! Little Peter is so precious and seems to have a mind of his own, like his Grandpa! LOL Congrats to the bride and groom! You are so blessed, my friend!

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    1. Dear Nanna Marguerite,
      I know from what Grandpa has told me you like my big blue eyes and curly blonde hair.
      I must admit you have very good taste and I am wondering whether you know of any little Cajun gal who wants to be introduced to a very nice well brought up Brit toddler. Just wondered. Love Peter . . :) x

      Hi Marguerite . . . thank you for your lovely comment . . . :) Eddie x

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  10. Such cute pictures. You can just tell he's tolerating that fitting! haha. Loved the story about the bear...too cute!
    Looks like you all had a wonderful day...really love that last photo!

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    1. And what was that you said on my blog? That you looked all delicious? lol....very spiffy in your tux!

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    2. Thanks Betsy . . . yes I think he did not like the fitting at all but we are pleased we got two photos. Glad you liked the story . . . . . the day ranked amongst my finest and I said so in my speech, which I might post since it is a short one . . . :) Love sharing this with people I like so much . . . . :) x

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    3. Oh that typo on your blog . . . lol . . . but glad you think so :) x

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  11. Hahaha ! Nice and cute pictures but Peter doesn't look so happy:)
    He looks really serious!maybe is the emotion lol
    Nice pics Eddie!

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    1. Hi Gloria . . . no he doesn't look very happy and did not like wearing posh clothes. As soon as we put him back in his little jeans he was ok . . . but you could be right, it might have been the emotion affecting him , , lol
      But he loved having all those who love him around him and he cried all the way home when he realised we would not all be together again . . .aw. Hope to get some more pics ready soon . . . :) x

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    2. Yes I think he doesnt like the cothes hahaha
      Eddie he is so little so he loves use his normal outfit!
      Haha He is lovely!

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    3. Glad you like him so much Gloria . . . it means a lot to me that others love him as well as us . . . :)

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  12. Well, Peter, I am so impressed with your blog post and hearing about yours, Mummy's and Daddy's exciting day. It is a celebration that is very special and I know you were a very important part of that.
    Sometimes new, fancy clothes can seem a bit strange, but the best thing is that you were there. And you looked very handsome at your fitting.
    Mummy and Daddy look like a beautiful couple and I wish them joy and great happiness.
    Would you do me a big favour, Peter? Please give Grandpa a big hug from me. He looked very spiffy indeed!
    And... I think that special bear of yours deserves a special bear hug, too!
    I look forward to seeing more photos later - xxxxxooooo

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    1. Dear Nanna Suza. Thank you for your kind words and keen observation about my importance . . . lol.
      Yes I agree that this was a very special day, hence me looking so pensive. Mummy and Daddy are going on a short honeymoon tomorrow and I shall be staying with my Nanna and Grand dad on my Mummy's side and they are treating me to a visit to the zoo tomorrow. I hope I am not eaten by a lion. . .
      I have given my Teddy Bear a big bear hug and I have given Grandpa a big hug from you and he sends one back . . . Love Peter xox

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    2. I, too, hope you are not eaten by a lion. My motto is always plan to visit the zoo just after feeding time!

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  13. It was a lovely day, wasn't it? Peter looked like a little cherub!
    Thoroughly enjoyed the celebrations. It was an excellent wedding in every aspect.
    Maggie x

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    1. Yes and lovely day and such good weather.
      Glad you enjoyed the wedding and great to see you all . . . love Eddie x

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  14. Hi Eddie - lovely photos and story ... Peter does look like a serious Angel!! Bet he'll be brilliant and scholarly when he grows just a little taller. Happy wedding day - and am so pleased all was successfully completed. You look pretty handsome in your lovely waistcoat .. very smart .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Thank you Hilary ~ an unusual angle to the story which I thought would amuse. Of course, there were the serious moments and the service and speeches were quite moving. I said a few words as father of the groom as well which is becoming more customary these days. Thank you Hilary also for your kind words about us . . much appreciated . . :) x

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  15. I love a good wedding-- they always leaves me a bit weepy with happiness and THIS wedding is no exception.

    How gorgeous you all look.

    Peter-- no words for so much cuteness in one tiny person.

    Eddie-- VERY handsome, as always...

    And the bride and groom-- pure JOY!!!!!

    No doubt Peter's grandmother was looking down joyfully on all of you as well.

    Thanks so much for sharing this, Eddie. More please!
    xo jj

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    1. Hi Joanna . . :)
      Thank you for your very kind words . .
      Peter ~ agreed, it is almost like Maria had sprinkled some stardust on him . . . :)
      Me ~ oh . . . you make me blush . . . thank you . . :)
      Bride and Groom ~ I am proud as punch of them both . . . :)
      Yes, we toasted Maria the reception twice and I said to Jon his mother was looking down and was very proud of him and Lisa and little Peter, just as I am . . :)
      You are most welcome to share . . .in the words of Peter, "More" (will come) . . . . :) x

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  16. That was so much fun. Young Peter did a great job at the wedding, in spite of his trousers falling down and exposing his dignity! Grandpa was looking fairly dapper too. And I hope Grandpa hung onto HIS trousers!!!!

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    1. Just popped round to see your wonderful photos and breathtaking views . . :)
      Well thank you for your kind comments. Yes Buster did a grand job . . lol . . . he actually cried when it was all over, he cried all the way home . . . aw.
      Funny you should mention my trousers, I was having trouble with my twanging braces. So I popped over across the road to the suit abd dress hire shop, just opposite the church and a lovely lady fitted some new ones and she remarked my tie was inside out and she fixed that. I was so happy I kissed her on the cheek and she smiled . . . well it was the least I could do . . . :) I am posting more photos soon. :)

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    2. There's nothing worse than twanging braces, especially at a wedding! And I'm sure the dress shop lady appreciated her kiss on the cheek after un-twanging you. Well done.

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    3. lol . . . I hope so . . . shame I have no excuse to do it again . . . lol

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  17. Sounds like you all had a wonderful day, Eddie. I love weddings. Lovely photos. Young Peter has obviously inherited the story telling gene from Grandpa ...?

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    1. Thank you Mary . . It was a wonderful day.
      I think little Peter may well become a story teller, we read enough stories to him . . lol. Time will tell. . . :)

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  18. What a beautiful account of an obviously happy day. Congratulations to you two, enjoy your life together.

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