Monday, 29 December 2008

More on the wedding of the century (last century)...

That newspaper article continues...


After a reception at the bride’s parents’ home in Market Harborough, the couple left for a honeymoon in Paris.

The bride was educated at Market Harborough Grammar School and is now a beauty consultant for a London cosmetic house.

Mr. Roberts was educated at the Thomas a Becket Grammar School, West Bridgford, Nottingham and is now assistant display manager at Marshall and Snelgrove, Leicester.

Mr. and Mrs. Roberts will live at Brandywine Cottage, Thorpe Langton.”

It all sounds a bit grand, but the truth was that we were quite impoverished and wouldn’t have considered having the reception anywhere we had to pay, either for accommodation or catering. We never actually moved into Brandywine Cottage because, in spite of our (and our friends') efforts in decorating the place, when we returned from Paris, the wallpaper was falling off the wall with the damp and the place was cold as charity.

This is Marea with my sister in her “white broderie anglaise mid-calf length dress, gathered into a pink sash at the waist, and ankle length pantaloons, trimmed with frills. She also wore a white satin poke bonnet and carried a posy of pink flowers...” They both look frozen, but at least we had a warm and comfortable, not to mention silent, drive through the snowy Leicestershire countryside to Market Harborough.

And just to show that we didn’t actually get married in black and white –

And a final, yellowing, newspaper article...

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