Wednesday, 6 September 2017

NUPTIALS at St. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL ..........




We've just had a wonderful weekend in the City of London as we went to a wedding at St. Paul's Cathedral ...... our second St. Paul's wedding !!! Our first, a few years ago, was my cousin's daughter ... my cousin has the OBE which entitles your children to marry there. This time it was our friend's daughter who was married at St. Paul's ..... if there was ever a wedding venue to symbolise London greatness, it would have to be St. Paul's Cathedral. There has been a church at this site since AD 604 .....


The ceremony is held at the east end of the crypt in the OBE chapel, also known as St Faith's Chapel ..... only the official photographer is allowed to take a few photographs ..... if you are seen taking photographs, you would be ejected from the building, forth with !!!




Me in my hat !!!



The reception was held at The Banking Hall, which overlooks The Bank of England. 



The Grade 11 listed building was designed in the 1930's and has a unique Art Deco charm.



This is me, jumping up and down and making a right fool of myself to Lulu's ' Shout ' ..... well, if you don't join in, you don't have any fun do you ?!!!







images 1, 3, 4, 7 & 8 : via me, image 2: via wanderstories, image 5: via hitched, image 6: via location collective

Jackie

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  1. Lady Magnon and I could have been married there, for much the same reason. Instead we plumped for Gibraltar; very quiet, just as we wanted it. The city's livery halls are amazing. Unless you go inside you have no idea what splendours are behind those big doors. I've not been to The Banking Hall, but I've been to plenty of others, during 'the season' (back in the mid-60's).

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    1. I think that my sister and I could have been married there but, we didn't want to !!! We have been in a few of the city's livery halls ... Fishmongers Hall, Drapers Hall ...... we had tours around them and, as you say Cro, they are amazing. XXXX

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  2. You are lucky to still attend weddings; I haven't been to a wedding in ages...
    You've trimmed your hair a little shorter? Love your hat; it is a very English tradition as we do not wear hats here to weddings. I think wearing hats to a wedding is pretty and very stylish!
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. We don't go to many now Maria which is a shame as I love a wedding !!! ... and, yes, I did have a bit more cut off of my hair .... it needed it !!! I love wearing hats { like Rachel } and I don't take it off ... I even dance in it !!! XXXX

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  3. How great to be a wedding guest arriving at St Pauls and walking up the steps and not just a tourist! And as Cro says, the livery halls are amazing inside. It must have been a wonderful day for all concerned. At least I hope it was xx

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    1. This is the second St. Paul's wedding that we've been to and, it's very surreal, walking up the steps in all your finery while tourists in their jeans watch you, thinking your famous !!!
      The livery halls are beautiful aren't they ? Even the hotel we stayed in used to be a bank !! It was a wonderful day and very special { although, weddings in a church hall are just as special and just as fun } XXXX

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  4. HOW GRAND!
    Love the photo of YOU in YOUR HAT!!!!!!!!NICE HAIR!I am losing all of my hair at the moment!It is HORRIBLE...............medication is one thought but no one seems to be able to HELP ME!I bet you feel like royalty in THAT CHURCH!I was LUCKY enough to be married in an old church TOO in FLORENCE, ITALY..............gives one GOOSEBUMPS just thinking about it!Congrats to the newlyweds and HELLO from HOT CALIFORNIA!!!!!!!!XXX

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    1. Hi Elizabeth .... so sorry to hear about your hair. My sister has lost a lot of hers ..... hormonal and nothing she can do ...... it must be horrible.
      A wedding in St. Paul's Cathedral is s very special affair and I was honoured that we were invited.
      Look after yourself Elizabeth ..... sending healing vibes from the UK. XXXX

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  5. Wowwww a wending in st Pauls ...you must be a lucky woman....Londen is on my to do list....still....love Ria. ❤️

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    1. It was very special Ria ..... hurry up and come to London ❤️XXXX

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  6. Perky hat and dancing shoes..Magical places

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    1. Got it in one Z !!! I love a hat and I love a dance !!! XXXX

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  7. Oh my. . . . How Grand . . .
    Loved the dancing shoes YOU!

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    1. It was wonderful Lynne ...... my shoes did start to pinch by midnight though !!!! XXXX

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  8. Oh Jackie...beautiful hat, beautiful shoes, beautiful crypt, beautiful Banking Hall, Beautiful day I hope and Beautiful LONDON x

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    1. Thanks Libby but, I now have to come to terms with being one of the oldest at large gatherings !!! Haha !!! It was a lovely day ...... very special but, then again, every wedding is special. XXXX

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  9. Hello Jacqueline,
    You look absolutely fabulous in that elegant and stylish hat. St. Paul's and The Banking Hall how perfect. We have our nephews wedding in November and I am very much looking forward to that. Like you I love a wedding.

    Have a lovely weekend.
    Helen xx

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    1. It was perfect Helen .... a wonderful day. Enjoy your nephews wedding ..... nothing like a good wedding !!! Wishing you a lovely weekend too. XXXX

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  10. it is a very English tradition as we do not wear hats here to weddings. I think wearing hats to a wedding is pretty and very stylish!
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    1. Thank you Koi ... that's really kind. It is very British I think. Many thanks for your comment. XXXX

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  11. It looks and sounds as if you had a wonderful time!

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    1. We did Elizabeth ...... what's not to love !!!!!! XXXX

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  12. We just got back from a whirlwind trip to West Yorkshire, Southport (where we attended a wedding) and then to London to drop off our friends daughter at the Royal Veterinary College. Had a fabulous time and I too wore a hat to the wedding - which I loved as that is not a tradition here. Your wedding sounded fabulous and your hat is gorgeous! xxoo

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