Monday, October 10, 2005


St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, London

Interesting facts:

1. The church's tiered steeple was the model for the traditional tiered wedding cake.

2. The parents of Virginia Dare, the first child of English parents to be born in America (1587), were married there.

Karaoke tour of London

2 vintage Routemaster buses, more champagne, songbooks at the ready, everyone singing at the tops of their voices, some dancing in the aisles, general hilarity. We quickly became a tourist attraction, and rightly so.

Jono: "I could do this every day."

Delfina Studios, Bermondsey Street

More champagne, canapés, and a jazz band. The weather was fabulous so we were able to be outside as well. Then an excellent dinner and entertaining speeches. After dessert and coffee we went back out into the reception area where a dance floor had been put down and an Irish band had set up.

I watched the Irish bride and groom and wedding guests dancing, and then the inevitable happened, the inspiration came and Max, too, became Irish for a while.

The band alternated with a dj. Jono sent me over to the vodka luge where I managed to indulge without spilling any vodka on my new lace top. And we danced and drank and chatted with all sorts of people until about 1 a.m. We were, of course, amongst the last to leave.

Jono and I got a cab home where his housemate, V, was still celebrating her birthday. More champagne in the garden.

* Late note: this just in from Juicy the maid of honour -- apparently on Saturday we got through 450 bottles of champagne, not counting the mini (375 ml) bottles of Veuve-Clicquot we had each received (with a straw) upon leaving the church (and some of us had seconds of those on the karaoke bus). How many wedding guests, you may be asking. Not sure - maybe 150.

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