Hello there, and welcome to MrsPandPs Sunday Cuppa Wedding Blog Catch up.
The crazy continues at P and P Towers as the Summer Holidays go on.
However today I want to take the opportunity to re – visit the fabulousness that has adorned the pages of the Wedding Blog this week.
I was incredibly excited to kick off the week with this awesome Ironbridge Wedding at Blists Hill Victorian Town.
Images of the day were captured by Dominic Fletcher of Cloud 9 Wedding Photography.
On Tuesday morning I invited you to Save the Date for the biggest and most glamorous event in the wedding calendar, The Scottish Wedding Show.
Once again preparations are being made to help brides and grooms from across the country plan their perfect day ahead of its return to the SECC on 25-26 October 2014.
On Tuesday afternoon it was my pleasure to spotlight on boutique bakery Nila Holden who create the most beautiful artisan Cakes and personalised Cookies for weddings, events and gifts.
Based in Bedfordshire the brand was launched in 2012.
Launched with the aim of offering something a little different, Nila Holden’s signature style combines romantic, whimsical floral designs with quirky lettering and beautifully styled packaging to create the perfect wedding favour or bridal gift.
On Wednesday I was delighted to share a Lincolnshire Wedding with a palette of Apple green, a Benjamin Roberts gown, Jimmy Choo shoes and a sprinkle of DIY.
Images of the day were by Courtney Louise Photography
On Thursday I was absolutely thrilled to spotlight on the amazing work of Betty & Dodge, a Kent based brand specialising in beautifully engraved Oak gifts, wedding favours and homeware.
All their items are made to order and can be personalised.
On Friday there was no post as a mark of respect for our Great Aunt whose funeral it was that day.
Her loss has left a huge gaping hole in our lives and we will never ever forget her, I miss her smile so very much.
Amy from I Want A Poem played a huge part in ensuring a beautiful send off by creating an amazing poem that just basically showed what a wonderful person our Aunt Betty was, and I’d like to share it…
A Sad Farewell
It is with great sadness that we are gathered here today
To say goodbye a woman who touched our lives in so many ways.
Aunty Betty …entered this world on the 17th of June, 1927
Now she is with the angels, looking down on us from heaven.
She grew up in the Saughton area as a tiny little tot
Attending Ballgreen Primary School, which she like to mention a lot!
One of seven children born, raised in a two bedroom home
Aunty Betty thrived and became one of the greatest women we’ve ever known.
She was amazing with children and was a nanny for many years
There to provide care and support, and wipe away childhood tears.
She was so good at her job that her charges loved her very much
And many of those she cared for always liked to keep in touch.
One of the most special was Judith, who was a young mum when they met
Grateful of Betty’s care & experience, which was as good as it gets!
Her first love was babies, and in fact baby boys to be clear
But Judith’s two daughters tempted her to stay on with them for 14 years!
Judith’s daughter Debbie, who sadly can’t be here today
Remembers Betty fondly and, like us all, only has good words to say.
She counts her as a positive influence, without whom the world won’t be the same;
Never forgetting that she once thought Nanny was actually her real name!
She put her heart into everything, and was an amazing caregiver to all
And if any of us ever needed her, all we had to do was call.
Her patience was amazing and she always seemed so strong
Despite losing people close to her, she’d look after others her whole life long.
We won’t forget the Christmas trifles and her genuine family pride
She’d go the extra mile for us, so some of us got extra things on the side.
She could make the best mug of Horlicks, though it never made Granny fall to sleep.
These are just some of the fab recollections of her that we can cherish & keep.
With a fantastic sense of humour, she was great fun to be around
And her super cute cheeky smile would lift us up when we were down.
Even getting a little older she was still thriving on all she could do
And she kept her lust for life by trying things that were new.
She loved her trip to Malta, where she had a massage for the first time
And we can giggle at the tussle with armed guards, which all turned out fine.
She was such a fantastic character, and the best Aunt and great Aunt she could be
Who also found pleasure in the simple things, like a packet of Walkers & a cup of tea.
The memories we have of her, no-one can ever take
And we can savour the thoughts of visits and the taste of her chocolate biscuit cake.
Even in her last days, she would smile through the pain
Sleep well Aunty Betty – until we meet again.
Poem written for the family courtesy of Amy at http://www.iwantapoem.com/ and we will forever be indebted to her for her amazing talent and how she captured the essence of Betty.
I hope you savoured your Cuppa, and this round up of the Week on the MrsPandP.com Wedding Blog Catch Up.
I look forward to sharing many more lazy Sundays with you.
Love MrsPandP x