Archive for February, 2012
29 Feb 2012
“I am really only myself when I’m somebody else whom I have endowed with these wonderful qualities from my imagination.” - Zelda Fitzgerald
24 Feb 2012
He laid a tender kiss on her forehead and then another and another until his arms fully circled her waist and pulled her body tightly against his own. She succumbed to the moment and sobs shuddered through her body as he rested his chin on the top of her head. He whispered soothing words and stroked her hair until suddenly she could pull back her face and smile at his musings and throw her tear-stained cheeks back with a guffaw. Tears danced with mirth in her glassy eyes.
22 Feb 2012
“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.” - Marlene Dietrich
20 Feb 2012
As the Luxury Wedding Show at Grosvenor House Hotel, a JW Marriott hotel on Park Lane eased into action, the grand ballroom began to fill with stylish couples seeking the most exquisite suppliers for their wedding day. Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo and a whole lot of Barbour strutted through the aisles of hand-selected vendors as they sought out photographers, florists and frocks.
17 Feb 2012
Groups came and went from the dance floor and Carl and Franky ran back and forth to bid farewell to guests departing from the celebrations. In the middle of the room, Carl’s tiny niece in an eye-catching red dress commanded the attention of everyone as she shimmied and twirled to every song with the joyous delight of someone who has just discovered how to walk independently. Having broken free from the entertainments of the crèche, Izzy tugged at Franky’s hand, pulling her mother on to the dance floor. Carl looked up from the group he was laughing with to see the two beautiful women in his life spinning each other around the polished dance floor, bathed in opulent lighting, lashings of love and the widest of smiles.
16 Feb 2012
In the shadow of her sadness, her kilowatt smile still lit up the room as she spoke falteringly but fondly of their missing loved ones. Talking tenderly of her great aunt Liz and their beloved friend Anne, Franky looked down occasionally on her husband for reassurance before launching into yet another amusing anecdote that made her guests fall that little bit more in love with her.
15 Feb 2012
“Old Macdonald had a farm…” A lone voice desperately broke through the chaos. Jesse stopped in his tracks. A few tentative other voices joined in, “Ee i, ee i oh…” The lone voice grew stronger as Jesse turned his face up to the choir of adults singing especially for him. “And on that farm he had a…a cow!” A melee of voices lifted into the crisp air, “Ee i, ee i OH!” Captivated, Jesse watched intently as the audience before him and the family behind him created a symphony of odd farmyard noises. The shutter of Eliza’s camera clicked triumphantly and there preserved for posterity and for the first visit by his future girlfriend in many years time, was the moment when an entire wedding party had erupted into nursery rhyme purely for Jesse’s amusement.
14 Feb 2012
With a deep breath and a focused resolve, she looked at Carl and promised to love him in the good times and the bad. The thought of all the times they had already weathered together flew into her mind, her voice wavered, and she took a deep breath. She promised to love him when life was easy and when it seemed hard, when their love was simple and when it was an effort. They promised to cherish each other and to always hold the other in the highest regard. With huge, knowing smiles, they gave these things to each other there and then, as well as for all the days of their lives to come.
13 Feb 2012
An audience of hundreds of faces watched intently as Franky reached the top of the aisle and drank in the sight of Carl absolutely beaming with pride at the sight of his exquisitely glamorous bride. An enormous smile spread across his face as he took in the sight of her porcelain face, gently rolled hair and sweeping elegance and nodded appreciatively.
10 Feb 2012
Sporting millinery marvels, Mary and Kate happily greet the influx of wedding industry professionals to the launch of Reverie, their new transatlantic, stylish and dreamy online magazine. The girl looks nervously around, wondering what she's done to be invited amongst so many wedding big-wigs.