Monday, June 04, 2012

Rivers and Romance

It's Monday, we're in the middle of a four-day weekend, and if you caught a glimpse of the Jubilee flotilla yesterday, you'd see the weather has returned to its usual Apocalyptic self! Mr TR and I had contemplated heading to the Jubilee Piccadilly street party, but with wind and rain lashing down, well . . . the comfort of our sofa beckoned.

It was wonderful to see the Thames in such splendour, though -- the river is one of my favourite London spots. Since I'm still in a Jubilee kinda mood, I thought I'd share some photos from my own celebratory flotilla: my wedding reception, which was held on The Edwardian on the Thames. And I'm proud to say I spotted our boat in yesterday's spectacle!

(All credit goes to Monika and Marek of Gold Lens Photography.)

The bell of The Edwardian, with Blackfriars Bridge in the distance. 
The Millennium Bridge.

Chatting on board.

Wonderful jazz singers atop the boat, with County Hall in the background.

Canary Wharf. 

London Bridge, lit up pink.

The National Theatre, with the London Eye in the background.


And even more cause for celebration! Tomorrow is the launch of DJ Kirkby's novel My Dream of You. Everyone who leaves a ‘pick me’ comment on the online launch party blog post or shares the post from DJ's Facebook author page or Tweets using the #MDOY hashtag making sure to copy @djkirkby gets their name entered into a draw for the following prizes:
  • A Bothams of Whitby champagne afternoon tea hamper custom made for the My Dream of You launch party (UK only).
  • One of five limited edition (signed) paperback copies of MDOY (open to worldwide entrants). 
  • A character named after you in my next novel (open to worldwide entrants). 
  • One of 15 MDOY fridge magnets (open to worldwide entrants). 
Have a great day, everyone. 

46 comments:

  1. Whoa!!! Am I first to comment?!?! Yay!!!!

    Oh look at you in your wedding gown looking absolutely stunning!! Awwww how lovely!!

    Oh I thoroughly agree about watching the flotilla from the comfort of one's sofa yesterday!! Unfortunately I was bang in the middle of the rain and the crowds and saw absolutely zilch but never mind that - there's good Ol iplayer to relieve the moments I missed! LOL!

    Big and utterly HUGE congratulations to adorable DJ Kirkby!! You know I'm guilty of spelling her name DJ Kirby for a long while now. Yikes! Sorry!

    Take care
    x

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  2. Now that's a wedding reception! Total style, Talli.

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  3. I'm jealous of your four-day weekend! And your wedding dress is so beautiful!

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  4. Gorgeous photos but I would expect no less from you! Thank you so much for mentioning my June 5th launch party for My Dream of You, and good luck to everyone who enters their name in for a prize.

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  5. A wedding reception on a boat? How absolutely fabulous! What a perfect way to celebrate (and your dress looks gorgeous!). I hope the weather clears up soon so you can enjoy some Jubilee! :)

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  6. How beautiful and romantic! I love your photos. I hope DJ Kirkby's novel My Dream of You does well. Have a great week, Talli!

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  7. Talli, I was watching the Jubilee celebrations on the news this morning and thinking of you. And those wedding photos are exquisite. Could we see a front view of you???
    Karen

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  8. It certainly made the news here last night, Talli. What a day, and what a grand lady!

    Thanks for sharing the pics! I'll have to take a trip along the Thames someday...

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  9. Ooooh, gorgeous pics! I didn't catch the Jubilee Celebration, but I'm sure clips will be replayed for the next week or so, knowing the American obsession with British royalty. I have to admit, they do know how to throw a fancy 'do!

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  10. A wedding reception on a boat? How brilliant!

    Ick, the London weather looked terrible yesterday, but it still seemed as though everyone was having a great time. The Queen was so happy, bless her!

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  11. I stayed up WAY too late last night clicking through photos and watching various news videos of the flotilla. It looked like SO MUCH FUN! Yes, rain and all. :)

    And I love how your wedding reception was on a huge boat on the Thames. You have such a classy style!

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  12. Oh man! Wedding reception on a boat is such a genius idea! It looks so pretty!

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  13. What a fabulous place for a wedding! Looks like you had better weather than the Queen. I'd love to be in London right about now. Or anytime : )

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  14. The Edwardian looks like a heavenly way to get married. Thanks for making that link between your celebration and the Jubilee. Beautiful.

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  15. I could never walk on that millennium bridge after what they did to it in Harry Potter.

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  16. Talli, the photos are wonderful!

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  17. Looks like you had a picture perfect, romantic, beautiful wedding...kind of perfect!!

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  18. Fantastic photos! I'm glad it was so perfect for you.

    I included you in two Awards this week. The Versatile BLogger Award and the Lucky 7 Meme Award. Congratulations!

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  19. Have a great day Talli! I am loving the pictures, they are so romantic. :D

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  20. Those pictures were so beautiful! And congrats to DJ's new release!

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  21. How wonderful your wedding reception was on The Edwardian! I saw that boat in the flotilla! It looked very grand - was it the one carrying the Middletons? And you look so lovely in your dress - sounds like a dream of a day...which leads me onto DJ Kirkby's book launch. (See how neatly I did that?!) I'm very pleased for her - hooray!

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    1. I see what you did there :) Thank you!

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  22. The Jubilee sounds so fun. Wish I was there!

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  23. That does sound awesome! And love the picture of you in your wedding dress. Always lovely to have pictures of memories like that. :)

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  24. What fantastic pictures. I wish I could step inside them.

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  25. What a stunning wedding photo, and it must have been so much fun on the ship! Julie

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  26. Lovely photos, Talli! The whole celebration weekend has been amazing and I love watching the concert from the comfort of home last night.

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  27. Gorgeous wedding dress. Love it.

    I was bored and watched almost the whole Queen Thames celebration. :) She looked like she was cold, poor thing. :)

    I loved her boat with red plush and the pretty flowers. I want a boat like that!

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  28. I sat and watched that marvellous sight on TV. WONDERFUL that so many people braved the weather.

    Excellent pictures.

    Yvonne.
    ps:
    I was within a cat;s whisker of deleting my blog due to personal family problems then thought about all the good friends here, yourself included, Thanks for being here.

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  29. You had your wedding reception on a boat? Or dear lord, I would have been sick as a dog. Even the most tame of pontoons has me hurling. Happy Jubilee!

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  30. Great pictures. Rivers are very romantic. We had the honor of seeing the Thames from the Parliament patio. Long story but I still have some of those little packets of Parliament turbinado sugar!

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  31. Thanks for sharing those lovely pictures with us! It must have been a fabulous way to celebrate a wedding! Enjoy the Jubilee...in spite of the weather :D

    Cheers!
    Jen

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  32. What a fun time for you Brits! Love the picture of you in your wedding dress. Must have been an amazing day.

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  33. What a beautiful place to hold a wedding reception! That's awesome that you saw your boat.

    Best of luck to DJ with the release of My Dream Of You!

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    1. Thank you Heather! * crosses fingers*

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  34. What a great spot for a wedding. It's cold and rainy here too.

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  35. Wonderful pictures of your wedding recception. Thanks for sharing. Loved it.

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  36. Nice photos of your reception. Mine was in a Las Vegas casino...
    Still fun though! I seemed to have forgotten all about the jubilee. As a member of the family (me and about 250,000 others), I guess I should have been more interested...

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  37. Lovely photos, Talli. Congratulations all over again :-)

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  38. These are terrifics photos, and I enjoyed them very much. I agree with Deniz, Congratulations again, Talli!!!!!! :)

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  39. What a gorgeous setting for your wedding reception. Fantastic photos!

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  40. Absolutely lovely pictures Talli! Thanks for sharing! The dark sky is amazing in the County Hall picture.

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