Friday, October 1, 2010

For the Love Of England

My always glamorous and witty friend Miss Pickering needs details. She's a florist and specializes in weddings. So the very idea that I married thrice (can you say that?) is statistically overwhelming for her. 3 dresses. 3 bouquets, 3 times?

I could write her an email and spell it out there, but why be shy now? So here's the scoop.

#1 A September wedding in a field, only family and two best friends in attendance. I wore tall oxblood leather boots with a french blue flannel skirt and an embroidered peasant blouse. My bouquet was a nosegay of leaves and berries. Shortly after a delicious lunch with a cake baked by a neighbor the groom and I hopped in a car and drove across the country to Arizona. This scenario led to the bread baking and goat owning. ( brunette)

#2 A summer wedding in Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown. I wore a shirred columnar dress in apricot, my Mother made my bouquet of cream and peachy roses with garden flowers. Many friends and family in attendance. A fantastic reception at a very upmarket Indian restaurant also in Georgetown owned by a friend of the best man. Same best man was later husband #2's divorce lawyer. ( red head)

#3 We were wed by a justice of the peace in Easton, Maryland. Sunshine, the Chesapeake Bay and 2 men in handcuffs spotted out a window as we said our vows attended. I wore a white sundress. Friends drove to the bay to dine with us under the trees that evening. Another florist friend brought me a belated wedding bouquet of white peonies and roses. We laughed and ate and drank and sat out in the moonlight for hours. Later I hung the bouquet upside down and dried the flowers. It kept for many years. ( blonde)

So there it is , the clothes, the flowers, the hair colors ( all my hair colors BTW). Only the names have been withheld to protect the innocent. Now can we go back to reading about what I'm cooking or is there some other burning desire I need to address?

Love to all and to all a goodnight.


  1. You are charming. I'm sure they all miss you terribly.

  2. Worth it for the weddings? :-)

    All I have burning desire for now is a tray of crabs at Cantlers outside Annapolis. Odd.

  3. Thank you for addressing my desire.Obviously now i would like photographs, there is just no pleasing some people.

    i like the sound of wedding one, only in the dress of wedding 3, with the bouquet from wedding 2.

    Will there be a 4th?


  4. Denise, Thank you:)

    Janet, You would have pictures and look fantastic in each outfit.

    Marie, Worth it for the cake! You two should have come down for crabs this summer. maybe next year?

    MissP., There could be a 4th in Washington DC Not in Virginia, this state is regressing by the second.
    Then we would have 2 dresses and bouquets to discuss. xo

    Sue, If I ever dig some out....

  5. Fascinating, and the hair colours so suitable for each occasion. I'd love to see a photo of you, one for every wedding, but that would probably be asking too much.

  6. 4th time is always the luckiest!

    I think we all want an invite to that one so it will have be a big and glamorous affair!!!!

  7. Mise, Oh God.

    Julienne, You of course would all be invited. It would be a very international affair.

  8. Hi Jane,

    Your hair colours made me laugh! You have a great sense of humour! I think it is a good way of coping with your past.

    Happy weekend!

    Lieve groet, Madleief

  9. Anyone ever accuse you of being dull? No, I didn't think so!! And you still believe in love - whoop whoop! xx

  10. The tall oxblood leather boots sound rather fabulous... and could we please hear more about the goats. xx

  11. Now If there is going to be a 4th what about bare foot on the beach, location west coast of Ireland with the wind blowing your long 'auburn' locks with a bouquet of wild beautiful flowers!!? Just the dress to sort now! Awww I am glad you still believe in Love - yay!..Sinead x

  12. I love your descriptions of each wedding!
    (and I too have been a blonde, brunette, and redhead, but I've only been married once... but engaged thrice!)

  13. Can't believe you don't want to be married in conservative, back sliding VA! I'm still struggling after 25 years of keeping my own name, "Is that legal?", "can you be married with different names?" and the list goes on and on! Do something fun, but bring back the boots!

  14. Oh and what I really want to know about what you did to disband your Girl Scout troop!