So here starts a new feature to our blog ….. ‘My Parents Wedding’. I figure there’s so many of our parents wedding photographs out that that need liberating!!! They need digging out of the loft, freeing from underneath the bed and dusting off from off the top of the wardrobe!! Lets set them free and bring them into the 21st century, lets get them on here!!! If you want to liberate your parents wedding images and have them featured on ‘My Parents Wedding’ get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
OK to start us of I have have Mr & Mrs Parkes – yes my very own Ma & Pa!! Check them out and see if there’s any resemblance!! After digging out her images and having a good old chat about who’s who, wow what were they wearing and great you had cheese and pineapple on a stick for your wedding breakfast, mum answered some questions for me on some of the details of her and my dad’s fabulous day just over 40 years ago!
Date of Wedding: 1st March 1969
Brides Name: Margaret Bradshaw
Grooms Name: Robert Parkes
Wedding Ceremony Venue: St Mary’s Church, Clifton Village, Nottingham, England
Wedding Reception Venue: Clifton Village Church Hall and (Both) Parent’s Homes
Number of Wedding Guests: 70
Number of Bridesmaids: 5
Ushers: None – 2 Page Boys
Description of wedding dress: (Mums words were Plain) I’d like to say it was a silk under garment with chic laced long sleeved over piece, with under the bust bow feature. Coupled with a very Barbie Bride type veil.
Wedding Budget: £100
Did you have a professional photographer: Yes
Honeymoon location: Italy (3 months Later)
Tell us a little bit about your wedding day: “We had a buffet of sandwiches, sausage rolls and pork pie, individual trifles, a three tier cake and a glass of sherry for the toast. We had to vacate the church hall at 6 o’ clock for the local guides group. As space was limited back at my parents house, your dads family went pack to his parents and the my family went to my parents house! We then enjoyed more buffet and creates of beer from ‘Beer at Home’ from Davenports”.