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Friday, 13 August 2010

8th Wedding Anniversary 16.8.2010

A card at last you cry, well my mojo is not working very well at the moment and I am still in pain, sorry to keep on but now awaiting the surgeon who has a plan, yes a man with a plan, I don't know if it will work as well as the A Team and come together, He has said I can go on holiday to Turkey, I am just hoping I can go.
Today I am bring you my husbands wedding anniversary card, its our 8th wedding anniversary on Monday 16th August. We were married at the Mendip Lodge Motel which was pulled down a few years ago for housing, but the site is still in a mess and as yet no houses have been built. It was a real shame as it was a lovely place to have a wedding with view over the Somerset country side.
Unlike the weather we have had this year, August in 2002 was very wet, until the day of the wedding, it was cloudy when I went to the hairdresser, when I came out the sun was shinning and it was hot. The sun stayed out for the rest of the day and it was the best day in the whole of August.

We meet while I was working as a live in carer, looking after a friends mother, he had been friend with her daughter Ruth and son in law Mervyn for years, his previous wife had died suddenly the previous year. Vernon has been Friends with Mervyn now for over 50 years and they meet when Vernon age seven moved to the village of Batcombe.
We had snow between the Christmas and new year and Vernon came to our rescue as we were running out of bread and milk, he had a 4x4 and it was the only vehicle able to do the single track lane. My little car would not have even got out of the driveway. Anyway its long story so I wont bore you, The family arranged a blind date and well that was the start. Everyone said I would never meet anyone doing live in work, but there is always an exception to the rule and at the time I was working for an agency called Featherbed Nannies, working seven on and seven off, living in a tiny rented stone cottage when I was home, built by the crooked man as all the walls were not straight, the floor upstairs well I went down to the dressing table and up to the bed. But it was home and all I could afford, cold in the winter and hot in the summer. That was eight years ago, gosh it does not seem like eight years ago, time has flown. and here we are today celebrating eight years of marriage, and very happy years.
The day was beautiful, I did all the wedding flowers and tatted the butterflies I used silk flowers as on a hot day wedding flowers can wilt very quickly and like all brides I wanted my bouquet to look at its best all day, so I went for silk and made it well in advance. I attached butterflies to my bouquet and the posy's for the two bridesmaids. I made in all about 100 butterflies in pink, yes I know the picture shows a white one but I cant find the picture with the pink butterfly. I had butterflies made from three strands of cream embroidery silk on my wedding dress and on the puddle train going up looking as if they were fluttering up. The favours I made also had a butterfly on each one. I knew the pattern backward, forwards and in my sleep by the time I finished.
These are pictures of my bouquet, I had white Orchids, Lilly of the Valley and pink Tiger Lilies, with American white and pink lace ribbon.

This picture shows the butterfly attached on the bouquet

On the wedding day my mother was 80 year old three days after the wedding so we gave her a small party in the evening, with a Birthday cake.
I hope you have enjoyed reading my blog today and I look forward to seeing you again in blog land.
Have a lovely weekend
take care
Hugs Margaret


  1. This is gorgeous = beautiful colours and papers.

  2. Well Margaret what a lovely story, true love will conquer all...you were lucky to find each other, glad for you both,your card for Vernon is lovely,hope you have a fab anniversery and more to come...xxx

  3. lovely to read your srory, hope you are soon feeling better
    Tilly x

  4. fantastic card margaret and thanks for sharing the beautfiul pics of your special day.
    i hope your pain eases a little soon :)

    xx coops xx

  5. Happy Anniversary.......gorgeous card!x

  6. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. You've got wonderful blog here.
    Wish you a belated happy anniversary.

  7. Lovely card. Our 9th Anniversry next week too. Nice to read your story :-) xx Jenny xx

  8. awww don't you just love a true love story. thanks for sharing margaret. vernon's card is beautiful and your flowers and butterfly's are gorgeous.

  9. Lovely Butterflies! It is a memorable pattern -- thanks for the link to your blog.


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