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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!! [Mar. 21st, 2006|01:58 pm]
Miss Von Trapp
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Less than 12 weeks to the wedding and everything is hectic and half done...

Just got the printed invites delivered this morning, and now have to write them all, get addresses and post them.

Mike's frock coat is yet to be made - not even got fabric yet - and the rest of the costume hasn't been put together either, though I have ordered a rather nice tricorn hat.

My dress is all sorted except for alterations, purchase of veil etc. It's an ivory and gold embroidered bodice with corset lacing at the back, and a separate creamy/gold skirt with ruches all down the back and a big underskirt thingy. I have ivory satin granny boots, beaded ivory gloves that I got for 5 quid a pair in a charity shop (something old) and various other bits and bobs. Got to get a shawl tho.

Bridesmaids are in long maroon crushed silk and beaded gypsy skirts, with cream crinkle cotton pirate blouses, black and white stripy socks and mary janes, worn with a black lace spanish scarf.

Ushers and best man will all be in frock coats too...

Got my costume for 400 quid plus 90 for alterations, so saved about 450 which is being spent on a horse and carriage, and the bridesmaids skirts came from Monsoon at 22.50 each reduced from 75 quid each...

Being thrifty as possible, but the family reception is going to cost the most as expected.

Date set is 3rd June, will be spending the night at a posh hotel with a four poster bed and then in the parents static caravan at a lovely remote site with private beach and woods etc for the following week for free!!

I'm a little over stressed as there are also gigs lined up before hand and lots to do, but excited nevertheless.

Upcoming Gig etc

Supporting Seth Lakeman at the National Marine Aquarium on May 20th. Am playing 'cello in a modern folk group with Mike on drums, Bryson on violin, Steve and Alison Mason on Guitar/vocals and Boran respectively. Rehearsing every saturday night...

Mike has been gigging tons, is working 11-5 in The Drum Centre on and off, and has a gig at the Bac Bar this wednesday.

The parents have got their house on the market and are moving so I'm also having to clear out all my crap intermittently - mostly am trying not to think about the half ton of boxes in the garage that are likely to land in our flat soonish.

Ok, that's enough for now, just a quick update before I go and get on with other stuff...

[User Picture]From: hennepin
2006-03-21 02:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, please post photos -- everything sounds absolutely beautiful!
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2006-03-24 04:04 pm (UTC)
Of course we will. Digital format as our artist mate Keith Collins is being our photographer for free!!
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[User Picture]From: vimster
2006-03-21 03:25 pm (UTC)
Oh I wasn't aware of all this, so congratulations are in order. I very much ope this doesn't mean we won't be seeing you here, although if it was a choice between married bliss and LJ I think I know which way most people would go.

Anyway, the best of luck to the both of you :)
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2006-03-24 04:05 pm (UTC)

Of course you'll still be seeing me here, just sporadically for a while as we STILL haven't got teh interweb sorted!!

Hope you are doing well:)

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[User Picture]From: her_kateness
2006-03-21 08:29 pm (UTC)
Did I miss something?
When did you get engaged?

Holy crap!

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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2006-03-24 04:06 pm (UTC)

Not a Joke...

Officially been engaged a year on the first of April. Would have been officially earlier but Mike had to wait until my father had recovered from being ill, and April Fool's Day was the nearest.

We actually didn't think about what day it was he asked, but thankfully it was after 12 lunchtime lol!!

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[User Picture]From: her_kateness
2006-03-28 12:04 am (UTC)

Re: Not a Joke...

Wow - congrats!
No wonder you've been scarce around ye olde eljay... ;)
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[User Picture]From: divine_debris
2006-03-21 09:32 pm (UTC)
Wow! I had no idea you were soon to be a Mrs!! Congrats, it's nice to see you on LJ you've been missed! Oh, and pictures are a *must*!
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2006-03-24 04:08 pm (UTC)
I'm here on and off but have no internet myself so it's impossible to catch up with everyone:/

Am missing you guys too you know! Pictures will be on as soon after the wedding is possible:))

I won't be able to resist posting a multitude of them anyway lol
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[User Picture]From: mehdi_caps
2006-03-21 10:16 pm (UTC)
It seems I'm the only one of your LJ-friends who knew that you were going to get married in June, LOL! ;) Wow. Time flies. Keep us updated. Monthly updates, à la mehdi_caps, is the way to go. ;)
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[User Picture]From: harlotqueen
2006-03-22 12:46 am (UTC)
I did, she'd getting married on my Birthday!

BTW Liz - good luck :)
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2006-03-24 04:08 pm (UTC)
Doing my best sweety:))

Time is indeed flying, and I am, as 'twere, up against it as always!

*grins and hugs*
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[User Picture]From: abishag
2006-03-21 10:34 pm (UTC)
Yes, so nice to hear all about this; the wedding sounds like a wonderfully suitable sea-side variation on ephemera's.
But do get that coat organised; we ended up with a bridegroom who had to dash ooff from the rehearsal to get a different seamstress to refit the sleeves on his, which the original person had inserted backwards!
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2006-03-24 04:09 pm (UTC)
Been looking at fabric today - getting to be a bit tricky lol!

Any tips would be appreciated:)
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[User Picture]From: abishag
2006-03-27 04:10 pm (UTC)
Neither ephemera nor I can think of anything helpful to say except get things in hand with plenty of time to spare to cover hitches, delays, misunderstandings and unreliable seamstresses!
Hope you find some beautiful fabric and the result is a triumph!
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[User Picture]From: vashe
2006-03-21 11:25 pm (UTC)
Oh sweetie, it all sounds gorgeous. Can't wait to see pictures (if I dare presume they'll get an airing on LJ!) and can't wait for your next update. I miss a regular injection of the life of missvontrapp ;) xxx
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2006-03-24 04:10 pm (UTC)
OF COURSE they'll be on lj lol!

Must give you a call sometime soon before the wedding too. Would like you to come down if at all poss...
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[User Picture]From: vashe
2006-03-24 09:17 pm (UTC)
I'd love to hon! I should have some holiday time going spare, as all my exams are on the same day. It's been so long since we've had a catch-up :) xx
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[User Picture]From: roxy_lou
2006-03-22 10:00 pm (UTC)
Goodluck, can't wait to see the photos.
We were meant to be getting married in june but I was made redundant so we can't afford it, plan on next june now, love Rox xxx
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2006-03-24 04:11 pm (UTC)
It is bloody costly - I've stopped even counting:/

But it is rather fun getting bargains and stuff tho:))

Good luck with yours next year - plan early or it will all catch up on you pretty damn quick. I've had a years advance notice and it's still all last minute.

Great choc fountains at wedding fairs too - exploit exploit exploit!!
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[User Picture]From: roxy_lou
2006-03-29 08:24 pm (UTC)
Ah, I already have a choc fountain (about the only thing I do have).Well we got engaged in Sept 2004, and started planning everything, but then my job went and we have given up for now. At least it gives me more time to loose weight!!
I have the D.J's, hair, bridesmaids, photographer sorted. Its just the venue, food and dress. Goodluck xxx
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[User Picture]From: melanikus
2006-03-24 05:05 pm (UTC)
Good luck with everything.

I should be down again soon, so i may even get to see you.

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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2006-03-26 03:40 pm (UTC)
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