Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Happy Event

On Saturday we celebrated Don and Sylvia's 50th Wedding Anniversary in their beautiful backyard. Many friends and relatives were there to celebrate with them. Several days of worrying about the weather turned out to be unnecessary as it was a beautiful day for a garden party.

Auntie Eileen made them this fabulous quilt.

The cake, designed by Alexa with some help from her family, was gorgeous and featured roses from Don and Sylvia's garden. It was also delicious. The top layer was carrot cake and the bottom was neopolitan.

Don and Sylvia, on this special event, imagined themselves as the real life incarnation of Richard and Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced "Bouquet" in Hyacinth's mind) of their favourite British comedy, "Keeping Up Appearances". With that as a theme for the party, some fitting characters appeared in their hats, gloves, pearls and casual tweed.

Don and Syl had great fun with the theme, too, appearing themselves as Richard and Hyacinth to much laughter from their guests.

If you're not familiar with "Keeping Up Appearances", you can watch some footage on YouTube.

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