Sunday, 11 November 2012

the happy couple



... so i'm not quite sure how I kept it a secret all these weeks but today my mum and her long term 'boyfriend' Eric got married... it was Eric's 75th birthday today and so they invited all their friends and family along to celebrate with him at a lovely little hotel in North London and once all the guests were seated for high-tea, a hidden wall opened to reveal the happy couple, with the rabbi, ready to begin the marriage ceremony...

... the amazing thing is that they kept this a secret from everyone except for me and The Viking, who have been using our event skills to help them organise, along with my brother, who's daughter Emma was the bridesmaid... none of the other guests, including their close family and children, had a clue!


... naturally mum has been fretting for months but the whole event went off with such charm and all the guests were positively blown away... there were many tears and much joy but most of all it was just so wonderful to both celebrate and surprise... and I truly believe that in these days where we have a deficit of wonder it's so lovely that these two proved there's still a little magic in the world...

37 comments:

  1. Now that IS AMAZING! They look so happy and I hope they have many more happy years together. x (mother is stunning and step dad does not look his age either)

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  2. All my best to the happy couple! How wonderful, I wish them many years of happiness!

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  3. What a nice happening. Good for you for helping accomplish it.

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  4. a jewish wedding!
    My idea of a good time!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. it really was a fab time.... loads of great food too but I totally forgot to photograph it as I was too busy being the good son!

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    2. i went to a jewish wedding in 1989
      nothing has even beaten it!

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  5. A lot of magic, how absolutely lovely for you all :)

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  6. That's lovely - congrats to the happy couple x

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  7. What fun it would have been to be there--and I'll bet the food was out of this world!

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  8. That's so lovely... Congratulations to the happy couple... I wish them many years of happiness x

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  9. How wonderful - congratulations all round.

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  10. What a lovely day you all must have had - really special! Congrats to the happy couple! :)

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  11. Congratulations to your mother and Eric. It sounds as though you and The Viking did them proud, talk about stylish and dramatic!

    By the way, your mother looks wonderful!

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  12. Huge congrats to the happy couple, it's difficult enough to organise a wedding without keeping it secret! Well done to you and V too and thanks for sharing with us.

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  13. Ah, that blog post has made my day before it's even started :). They both look so happy. Well done on helping to organise it. X

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  14. What a sense of drama that pair have eh?! Love it! I can't think of anything more fun than to be a guest at a surprise wedding, what a totally brilliant brilliant thing.

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  15. Why did my brain see the headlines and start to sing "Happy birthday"? I need re-wiring!

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    Oh good grief - now I have Cliff Richard singing in my head.

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  16. Congratulations to your lovely mother and her new husband! I wish we could have see the looks on the faces of the guests when the hidden wall opened. Such a fun, romantic surprise! Wishing them many years of happily wedded bliss!

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  17. Congratulations to the newly-weds - it sounds like a wonderful occasion!

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  18. ah...it is magical...i hope they live happily ever after....(you and the viking too)
    debx

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  19. Thanks for all your lovely comments & good wishes

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  20. Congratulations to your mum and her new husband !! How wonderful to keep it a secret and spring it on everyone - I admire their style !!

    My father, who was 84 a couple of days ago, is "courting". Apparently she's 80 and he's bringing her round for tea and cake next Sunday so we can meet her.......eeek !!

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  21. Aww I love, love a good love story. I'm a sap, this proves anyone can find love or love finds you. Congratulations to your mum and Eric. This is a lovely post : ) Thank you for making my day : )

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  22. awww..how sweet. Congrats to your mum and Eric!

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  23. lovely post. Congratulations to them both.

    Can we expect a wedding cake blog to follow?

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  24. I just love this, so Romantic and your mum looks radiant too! A happy story and such a bright happy post! Congratulations to them both......Karen xxx

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  25. How lovely. That is defo that best way to pull off a wedding, wish I had done the same lol. How happy they both look. Congratulations to the newly weds ;0)

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  26. Wow - what a feat to pull off! Bet it made it such a memorable and special day for everyone :o) Lovely.

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  28. They both look radiant, Dom, I'm sure due in part to your expert planning, congrats to you all.

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  29. Congratulations to an obviously very happy couple. So good to read such good news. And well done for keeping that secret.

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  30. Many many congratulations to your Mum and Eric on such a special, joyous and happy occasion Dom! Xx

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  31. Best wishes to the newly weds. Isn't love wonderful!!

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  32. Dom Congrats just seen you have made the top 100 Best Food Blogs - how exciting!

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