Thursday, 19 August 2010

22nd August 2009

Another day of indulgence. As you know Warmth and I both share a love of reading. We wanted to reflect this shared interest in some way. So, on the back of each menu we would write a quote which had meaning for us, and may have meaning for the guests on our table. This will take two days - there were 17 tables...

A favourite book for both of us and a quote to acknowledge that it's not always simple.
'A realisation that the founding principle of exiatence is what we call love, which works itself out sometimes not clearly, not cleanly, not immediately, nonetheless ineleuctably.' Yann Martel The life of Pi

'The Owl and the Pusst-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat.'
Edward Lear

There had to be Shakespeare. Warmth sent me this play as a 'save the date' for a date at The Globe.
'You see me,... where I stand,
Such as I am. Though for myself alone
I would not be ambitious in my wish
To wish myself much better, yet for you
I would be trebled twenty times myself,
A thousand times more fair, ten thousand times
More rich, that only to stand in your account
I might in virtues, beauties, livings, friends,
Exceed account.'
Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice

The Warmth Family love this musical, and I'm a great musical fan.
'On this night of a thousand stars
Let me take you to heaven's door
Where the music of love's guitars
Plays for evermore.'

We loved Rapture and she'd become Poet Laureate in 2009.
'as I open the bedroom door. The curtains stir. There you are
on the bed, like a gift, like a touchable dream.'
Carol Ann Duffy - Rapture

Part of our Russian literature reading - Gogol
'Countless as the sands of the sea are human passions.' Gogol


  1. Really wonderful quotes, especially the Carol Ann Duffy. And no one can resist a Shakespeare quote like that for a save-the-date!

  2. You had a double decker bus - wonderful!!!

    Lovely quotes and a lovely idea too.

  3. absolutely lovely quotes and lovely pictures that just exude joy and happiness.

  4. I love the wedding bus idea! So sweet!

  5. Really beautiful! Thanks for the sweet comment too!

    PS...having a giveaway today if you'd like to stop over:)

  6. I love the quotes idea! amazing pictures :)


  7. Oh my goodness, tearing up again! You two are so romantic and sweet! What a wonderful way to share bits of yourselves with your guests, such a lovely and personal touch.

  8. Thank you for your lovely comments.
    Tonia - there's you saying you're not that into poetry and here's another poem you like!
    Verity and Bellini - the bus was great. We travelled on it too.
    Bloomsbury, Poppies, Inspired and Hip Hip - thank you for your thoughts on our photographs.
    Thank you everyone for reading.


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