Friday, 2 March 2018

Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay: my perfect wedding couple.

I saw this children’s book, “The Scarecrows’ Wedding” in a book shop and told my husband about it. The next day my lovely husband went back to the shop and bought the book for me.

The thing about it is - this is about “The wedding that nobody will ever forget”.
It has everything: the proposal, the planning (a list!), finding things on the list, a bit of adversity, loyalty and the involvement of those around them.

In fact it actually has everything that I think a wedding is about:
1. Love
2. Commitment
3. Care
4. The couple do it in their own way
5. Lots of happiness and big smiles.

And it has elements that add to the loveliness,  without costing the earth:
1. The involvement and help of others, and appreciating their skills
2. Locally sourced supplies
3. Recycling and re-using existing materials
4. Being inventive and resourceful to make the day their own

There was no big spending, no following out-dated rules, nobody telling them they “should” or “have to” do anything: magic!

And you, too, can make your day
 “..the best wedding ever, the best wedding yet,
The wedding that no one will ever forget”

PS An independent celebrant would definitely be useful too
PPS I haven’t yet worked out why there was a lobster on the farm.

The Scarecrows’ Wedding by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Published by Alison Green Books. Price £6.99

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