Saturday was a non-productive sewing day, but very productive in terms of finalising some of the wedding arrangements.
First stop was to pick up my DGD Alana because we needed to buy shoes for the little bridesmaids. Once she was safely strapped into her car seat we headed off to our venue previously blogged about here to select the menu and give them numbers etc.
Next was the cake tasting - let me tell you folks, this exercise was not good for my pre-wedding diet. Michelle (the cake maker) came out with a tray of samples for us to taste with the following frostings; strawberry and lemon, chocolate fondant and caramel and crunchie (an English chocolate bar made of chocolate covered honeycomb). I am not a lover of chocolate cakes or toppings so I didn't like that one, but Alana ate the whole cake, so got the seal of approval from her. I loved the strawberry and lemon one, hmmmmm yummy. The Caramel and crunchie one was nice but very very sweet, so not to my taste.
We spent a long time talking colour schemes, and what Art Deco features we wanted on our cake. Michelle was getting very excited, I think this was a first for her. We settled on a 4 tier cake, with different fillings to accomodate everyone's tastes, of course including the chocolate one which Alana and others will love.
Michelle called me yesterday and said would I mind if a photographer came and took a photograph of her, Mike and myself with the cake so it can be published in a wedding magazine. Of course not, only happy if it will give her more business - Move over Cake Boss.
Once we had finished a guided tour of the garden, chickens that provide the eggs for the cakes and the dogs, we headed off to meet with the photographer.
Next stop was getting the boys kitted out. They are doing the typical dress-hire, and because we are still trying to keep to our vintage theme, they had exactly what we wanted, but not in stock. The boys all got measured and now its just a case of picking up the suits before the wedding.
Next on the list was shoes for the little ones. I decided on little leather ballet pumps and both the girls were so cute padding around the floor in their shoes.
I have done quite a bit of work on my dress now, and needless to say because my D Mike reads this blog I can't post anything here, but for those of you who are members of SG you can find a preview post there.
Catch you later......................