Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Wedding Search


‘A reet good show’; say what you like, we Brits can do pomp and ceremony with a flourish. What a lovely wedding, I ended up watching more of it than I intended. I was particularly smitten with the flowers*, the dress and with the royal mini buss.

Search engine hits to my blog have had a bit of a  pre nuptial surge, from people looking for photos of the Household Cavalry (I can only assume it is wedding related)  so from the archives we shall oblige

Household Cavalry 6


Household Cavalry 7

The only other tenuous royal wedding link link I can muster on this blog is the Lancaster Bomber in the Battle of Britain flypast. Here is the Derbyshire version

Lancaster 2

*the hand-tied bridal bouquet is dead; long live the wired bouquet: which if you know anything about the longevity of bridal bouquets  you’ll realise is a total contradiction, hand-tied bouquets last longer because you can put the flowers in water after you’ve made it, but they rarely look delicate and pretty like Kate’s bouquet did and the bridesmaids carried pomanders, now there is a blast from the past I carried one at my brothers wedding in 1971, but I am so not posing a photo of that!


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

4 thoughts on “Wedding Search

  1. Everyone will want a forest in the church for their wedding now.

  2. I thought the trees in the abbey were cool. I liked Kate’s dress a lot better than I did Princess Diana’s.

  3. Yes, the hand tied bridal bouquet is definitely dead. The flowers were beautiful (after I had a chance to think about them.). I had to find my “Language of Flowers” book and take a look! You are correct, no one can put on a show like you Brits. I’m so glad we can see it all happen! : )

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