For those who haven’t already seen it, T-Mobile’s Royal Wedding Dance. Is this how The Royals will enter? We hope it is…
So there are only 24 hours to go until the Royal Wedding, how excited are we here at The Wedding Community? …very!
We thought we would share with you the plans for the Royal Wedding day so whether you plan to watch the wedding on a big screen at your local street party, watch in the comfort of your own home or even camp overnight to get a good spot in the streets on of London, you will know how the day is planned.
8:15am: Guests will head to Westminster Abbey. According to protocol the last person to arrive will be Queen Elizabeth II.
10:00am: The couple will be ready and Prince William and his best man Prince Harry will leave Clarence House and arrive five minutes later at the Abbey to wait for the bride Catherine Middleton to arrive.
10:40am: Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip will leave for the Abbey
10:48am: Kate Middleton will leave Hotel Goring with her father and travel by Rolls Royce to Westminster Abbey.
11:00am: The future Princess Catherine is scheduled to enter Westminster Abbey (will she be fashionable late and keep the nation waiting?!). The marriage ceremony will be officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams.
12:15pm: Prince William and Princess Catherine will leave the Abbey and travel through London in a horse and carriage. They will pass through Parliament Square, Whitehall, Horse Guards Parade and The Mall.
1:25pm: The couple will arrive at Buckingham Palace and are scheduled to come out onto the balcony with other royal family members to greet the crowds. Will they have the tradition Royal Kiss on the balcony? (We think so!). Guests will then attend the reception at Buckingham Palace.
7:00pm: The Prince of Wales is holding a celebration dinner followed by an evening party with lots of dancing into the early hours!
All the wedding details will have been revealed! We will have finally seen what Kate’s wedding dress is like (eekk), her hair and make-up and all the other wedding details that will be on display.
We simply cannot wait. Can you?
Are you looking forward to the Royal Wedding? What are your thoughts on the wedding of the decade?
The time has finally come and I can now share with you a sneaky peek of the Twitter Girls charity calendar shoot that I know you have all been dying to see!
It must have been at the end of 2010 I saw Tweets flying around about organising a charity calendar and it sounded like a great thing to be involved in; little did I know that it would mean I would have to dress in my underwear!
The tweets went back and forth for months with lots of other tweeting girls getting just as excited about it as I was. There were so many people wanting to take part that the organiser, the fabulous Gina Griffiths from by Gina Events had to organise four shoots across the country (the lady is a goddess!)
So then the date was set for our shoot – 3rd March. Then it finally hit me what I had agreed to do, but I will do anything (well almost anything) for charity and the calendar is to raise money for Help for Heroes and PC David Rathband’s The Blue Lamp Foundation.
On 3rd March I travelled down to Bannatyne Spa, Charlton House in Shepton Mallet to meet the other Twitter girlies and find out just what Gina had in store for us. Having gone through weeks of excitement I suddenly felt quite sick, but once we all got together and started laughing the nerves disappeared and we had the most amazing time.
We all had our hair and make-up done by Trish Rawlins, and as each of us was made to look gorgeous the rest of us dived into the treasure trove that was full of lingerie of all different shapes and sizes!
So having been made-up, chosen what we wanted to wear and let go of our insecurities (well some of them) we went out for the photo shoot.
Now, I am under strict instructions to say no more (sorry), but what I can say is that the incredibly talented photographers Greg Thurtle of TP Photography and Ian Hamilton from IanH Photography, and videographers Richard Wakefield from FX Films and Henley Bailey of Lime Leaf Weddings did a splendid job making us all feel relaxed (well as relaxed as a girl can be in her undies with four men around!) and we just can’t wait to see the final results at the launch party in the summer, after which we will add another feature.
All the girls were so amazing to work with and we had such a giggle. It’s great to find people who are willing to do something like this to help a good cause.
The calendar is for such a great cause and all donations will be gratefully received to help these charities.
So, here are a few behind the scenes pics from before the shoot…
Congratulations to Nic Jones of Lady Penelope Cars who was recently ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Woman in Business’ category at the Bradford Means Business Awards 2011. The awards celebrate and encourage Business in Bradford, with categories including Best New Business, Best Small Business, Technical Innovation, Best Employer and more.
Nic Jones started Lady Penelope Cars 18 months ago, providing wedding transport in Bradford and the UK in her three beloved Jaguars. Her partner James nominated her for the award, and Nic admits she was surprised to be one of three nominations shortlisted by the panel of Judges at the Telegraph and Argus.
“I was genuinely shocked to have been shortlisted and very excited to attend such a high profile event.
“Although I didn’t scoop the top award I feel really honoured to be ‘highly commended’. It may seem at first glance like my job is a real doddle, cruising around on Sunny Saturdays with brides in the back, but there’s so much more that goes on behind the scenes, from getting my hands oily to doing the books. I swapped 9-5 for 24/7 almost, not that I’m complaining. I adore my cars and they’re far better behaved than my teenage kids! There’s nothing quite like the glow that you get when you open a card from a happy bride thanking you for making the day perfect.
“I won my award for ‘Woman in business’ but I feel it’s a bit unfair on the chaps… there wasn’t a ‘men in business’ award. And in all honesty I’d be lost without my ‘Men’ from my partner James who’s unending support has kept me going when things have been tough, to my oldest friend from school Ely, who turned up in his camper van to help me get going on renovating the premises I took over earlier this year and also my ‘Jag men’ Alex and Alastair who’ve worked on my girls.
“I often stop and take a minute to be grateful, whether I’m sat in my office or clambering about under one of the girls. I’m my own boss, making a living doing what I love. That’s pretty much the highest award you can get!
Well done Nic on your award! If you are looking for something different for your wedding day transport Lady Penelope provide an amazing service.
With the royal wedding fast approaching we thought we would share a couple of great new ‘Great Britain’ themed products with you.
Union Jack Cupcake Wrappers
Maisie Fantaisie have released a new range of cupcake wrappers that are perfect for any party. Included in the range are these fantastic limited edition ‘Union Jack’ cupcake wrappers which would be perfect if you are planning a ‘Great Britain’ themed wedding or are organising a party to celebrate the royal wedding.
These eye catching cupcake wrappers have been designed not only to make cupcakes look truly scrumptious, but the wrappers are also re-usable! They are priced at £7.95 for a packet of 12 and more information is available at www.cupcakewrappers.com.
Red, White and Blue Confetti
Shropshire Petals‘ ‘Mix of the Month’ confetti for April is this fantastic red, white and blue mix, which is perfect for celebrating your wedding or occasion in true British style.
This Mix of the Month is a pick and mix of Ocean Mist and Lady in Red petals, a perfect mix of red rose petals with a delicate splash of white and blue delphiniums. This mix is £11.99 per litre which will give you 10-12 handfuls of confetti. Further details can be found at www.shropshirepetals.com.
There are street parties and celebrations planned all over the country, why not throw your own royal wedding party and decorate tables with our April mix for that extra British twist!