Yesterday was one of those serendipitous days that couldn’t have been more perfect. Way back in January, my wonderful, wonderful friend Sally, mentioned that she and her partner John were planning a 100th birthday party in August to celebrate their respective 50th birthdays. I had to tell her that we wouldn’t be able to attend as it would be the first day of our family summer holiday in Devon.
As you know, my personal circumstances changed, resulting in me cancelling the holiday. But I was somewhat cheered by being able to attend Sally’s party. (Sally has been a rock and I wouldn’t have got through the last few months without her.)
In a ridiculously exciting turn, she told me a just few weeks ago, that after giving it some thought, (twenty years), she and John had decided to marry.
It was an honour, privilege and pleasure to be invited, along with close family and godparents, to the ceremony.
I wore this Mint Velvet dress bought last year, along with my Jimmy Choo Tahitis (from around 2009) and my pewter Boden clutch, also from last year. I love the combination of muted metallic tones.
I was lucky enough to spend a few hours with Sally as she got ready.
Isn’t she stunning? It’s hard to believe she will be fifty on her next birthday. Grace, their fourteen year old daughter is as intelligent as she is beautiful. She read with such eloquence during the ceremony.
Sally and John’s boys, Oscar and Dylan are the most mischievous, intelligent, polite young men one could wish to meet. (If marriages could be arranged at this stage, I’d happily marry Poppy off with Oscar. If he were to be half the man his father is, then my she would be the luckiest woman)
And here’s John looking so utterly handsome and dapper.
I will never forget Sally’s words, spoken at their party afterwards, “The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother and that’s what John has done” Needless to say, I sobbed and sobbed.
I wish this wonderful family a lifetime filled with love, laughter and happiness.
Love Liz x
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