Saturday, January 06, 2007

Wedding plans

We've been pretty busy. We've booked our honeymoon, the hotel for our wedding night, booked the church ( only it's a bit more than just a church) , booked the reception venue, sorted out the Order of Service, hymns, readings... Mum has bought the champagne for the reception in the Cloisters after the service. We are currently designing the invites with a friend who has offered her services as a graphic designer and artist. We still have to book a restaraunt for our families after the service, book the ceilidh band, a pianist, sort out flowers and music and catering and all the housekeeping stuff and guest info. And get a frock for me, but that will be next month, once I've got the book deadline out the way and lost the festive tum. And there's lots of other stuff to do that escapes me now, but it's not that stressful. I've sung in the choir at so many weddings I could probably do the service from memory. I know lots of brides go completely bonkers before their weddings and get into a frenzy about all sorts of random things like whether the bridesmaid's knickers match the colour of the napkins, and spend hours and hours tying pastel bits of material round sugared almonds in the evenings and making spreadsheets, but I'm not like that. Not yet anyway.

The wedding is in April. It's very exciting. I keep doing small skips and J is grinning as he takes down the Christmas tree.

Right, I'm off to walk to the gym in the rain. January is a no-alcohol month with lots of running and weights and what-have-you; the thought of the wedding is a great motivator, although the remains of Rabbitstrike's stilton from the New Year's Eve celebrations is hard to resist, even without port to accompany it...

9 Comments:

Blogger Clare said...

Happy New Year Rachel and what an awesome place to get married. Good luck with the book deadline.

January 06, 2007 4:19 pm  
Anonymous IanP said...

One can only offer heartfelt congratulations.

Well done and good luck with all the planning.

January 06, 2007 5:13 pm  
Anonymous seth said...

hello rachel,

sounds like youve been VERY busy. isnt the norwich cathedral where your dad is the vicar?

what did you think of daniel craig & casino royale? i really liked it and went to see it a second time.

too bad you wont be honeymooning in ny- id be your excellent tour guide !!! oh well.

congrats again to you and j and i hope we can get a advance peek at the new book.

seth :)

January 06, 2007 6:40 pm  
Anonymous seth said...

hi again rachel,

i forgot to tell you - i did join a gym last month-a friend whos a member got me a one month free trial membership. Its called golds gym and according to their website, they have 3 locations in london.i also bought a pair of 3 lb reebok weights and use them on powerwalks. in two and half weeks i have already lost 3 lbs-not bad,ay?

it was also on the news- the british retailer tesco is opening stores in the u.s.- alas in arizona and or california..oh well.

today is a heatwave-broken all records for this date-its 70 degrees f as i write this-in january in new york.

ta ta for now,

seth :)

January 06, 2007 9:06 pm  
Anonymous Graham O'Mara said...

Wow, I can now claim a small link to your wedding

My Great Aunt (Barbara Dodwell) used to be the (a?) Norwich Cathedral historian, until she passed away.

So glad to see that your future will be part of the cathedral's history :)

Maybe your family knew her... which shows how small the world is

Best wishes and many, many years of "history" to come

G

January 06, 2007 10:14 pm  
Blogger Bumble Bee said...

Rach,
So happy to hear the wedding plans are coming along and to read the happiness in your writing.
You and J must send hamish and I lots of piccies of the wedding.
Good luck for this month with your book deadline, I cannot wait to see it on the shelves.
Love you lots and great big hugs to you and J and Miff.
BB xx

January 07, 2007 6:33 am  
Anonymous Helen G said...

"...it's a bit more than just a church..."

Beautifully understated!

January 07, 2007 12:32 pm  
Anonymous griswold said...

How exciting. Do not be too consumed by getting everything exactly 100% to the extent that the logistics depreciate what will be one of the happiest days of your life. On the day forget everything and just be alert to people and whats happening. Remember: family ,guests ,husband to be et al will enjoy the celebration be it in Fawlty Towers or Ritz Carlton. Its you and your husband to be that will make everybody's day.

Apologies for unsolicited advice. Enjoy your day.

January 08, 2007 12:25 pm  
Blogger Miss Cellania said...

You're coming along wonderfully! Best wishes. You might be interested in a post featuring the best choreographed wedding dances from YouTube.

February 28, 2007 5:01 pm  

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