The last couple of months have been very busy. I haven't had a lot of time for writing or visiting the Internet. The reason? A wedding! The girls and I spent  weeks preparing for the marriage of my eldest daughter Felicity to her beloved Graham. The wedding was celebrated on Saturday 29th October, a day full of joy and enjoyed by everyone including the new Miss Elvis... Please share this post written by my second daughter, Imogen.

The former Miss Imogen

I have always been fascinated by the formality of names in Jane Austen's books. After reading The Jane Austen Guide to Good Manners, Charlotte and I had some very good conversations about why Jane Bennet was called 'Miss Bennet' while her sisters were only 'Miss So-and-so'.

The natural conclusion of this, was our working out of our own titles according to the rules of Regency England.

Miss Charlotte

"I'm Miss Charlotte, and you're Miss Imogen," Charlotte said.

"Which makes Felicity 'Miss Elvis'," I decided. "Someday I'm going to be Miss Elvis."

"Yes, but Felicity has to get married first."

The former Miss Elvis

Yesterday, (29th October) Felicity did get married in our little local church. All her friends were there. After weeks of frenzied preparation and miss-communications, the big day had finally come. Charlotte and I wore our beautiful Regency style bridesmaid dresses. 

Miss Sophie

The two smaller girl flitted around like puffy clouds. Cameras clicked and flashed, capturing the day Felicity stopped being an Elvis.

Miss Gemma-Rose

So, after years of waiting, I am Miss Elvis now. It sounds so grand. I feel ready to bring out the long Regency dresses, tie up my hair, and travel back in time so I can enjoy being Miss Elvis to the full. One day I'll pass on the title of 'Miss Elvis', but for now I'll make the most of it.

Miss Elvis

"Hello, I'm Imogen Elvis, but you can call me Miss Elvis."

You can find more of Imogen's posts on her blog, Dancing With Dragonflies

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  1. Beautiful!!!!!!! :) Congratulations to the happy couple and to the families!! How joyous is a wedding! :) What a blessing! :)

  2. Thank you, Susan! Your congratulations are appreciated. So nice to hear from you, my friend!

  3. Congratulations Sue!! You have a beautiful family!!! Looks like it was an outdoor wedding on a gorgeous day. I pray that God shown down his blessings about the happy couple for a life filled with love and companionship... and babies!!

    I can see that Imogen is taking after her mom by being a great writer!

  4. Congratulations to the new bride and groom, Sue! The girls look lovely!

  5. Thank you Noreen for your kind words and congratulations. They are appreciated!

    The wedding took place in our local parish church, St Michael's. It is an old church (for here) built in 1888, with a particularly beautiful altar. After the wedding, we all processed outside to the garden where there is a grotto dedicated to Our Lady (you can see it in the background of one of the pictures)and we said some prayers asking for Mary's blessing and protection for the married couple. Then we mingled and took lots of outside photos.

    The weather was overcast but dry which apparently is the best kind of weather for photographs because no one squints in the sun. A storm was predicted and a few drops of rain fell before the wedding so we were very fortunate. Some of us walked down to the lake for a picnic lunch before the official reception so we appreciated the dry conditions. God is so good! It was a wonderful day.

    Imogen will smile when she reads your comment. We love sharing our writing.

    Thank you, Noreen for visiting my blog and saying hello!

  6. Thank you for your congratulations, Mary.

    I think the younger girls thought the best part of the wedding was dressing up in pretty clothes! They had a wonderful time being admired and having their photos taken. The excitement is all over now. Back to normal life!

    God bless!


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