And so, the day came, when the risk to remain in a tight bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom!
Every little girl is born her Daddy’s sweetheart.
Then, one day she grows up, changes and becomes a Fairy Princess all pink and pretty with a magic wand.
She feels completely independant from Daddy, except ofcourse when she needs her school book signed, if she has done well, wants new jeans or a lift to her friends house!
Dad’s are just so “uncool”!
She meets a fairy Godmother, earns her wings and flies to great heights, noticed and admired by all. She meets loads of other girl freinds.
She wears pink and thinks pink!
Finding the right outfit for a party is a major undertaking,and shopping with her, is a total nightmare. Love them! We do!
All of a sudden she wakes up one morning, her well worn wings hang behind the door and crown lies ignored on the floor, the “self appointed princess” has resigned!
WHAT NOW! (Dad sighs.)
She wants to be a bride!
With all the flowers, tiara’s and billowy veils that come attached.
How to get there has to be simple…….. Hey Dad?
No? NO? She could swear Dad was ignoring her.
Like he disagreed, or something?
DAMM, and she so wants to be the bride!!
She wants the aisle, the wedding, the big cake the party and the presents with all the trimmings.
Oh, and bridesmaids (loads of!)
There is of course one little element of the experiment
( Everything in life starts as an experiment, because LIFE is just that) that she has overlooked, and that is, she needs a groom!
Got to have one of those; well I suppose both of those?
They are the important bits! The two main ingredients.
(Don’t forget, LOVE, little ex princess; that’s another real ingredient that will hit you like a hammer.)
Many of our families’ princesses found them ALL and managed to convince the “groom to be” to buy the ring and take a chance with a her!
“IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER”…………..
Malcolm and Penny Finlay-1977-South Africa
Flower girls wore apricot dresses. Very cute and very little!
married in March 2012
in South Africa.
Charlotte and Uzi Lotan 11 May 1991- South Africa.
The bridesmaid, Bonny was in a blue and pink floral two piece.
Ruthie and Matt Luckett (Jean ‘Finlay’s’Daughter) married in April 2011 in England.
Lauritz and Sheelagh Hanson married in Rhodesia. 1982
Bonita and Darren Spence married in Amanzimtoti, Natal, South Africa 1996.
Patricia and Robert Hughes, married in Pretoria in 1966.
Wedding of John and Esther Finlay in 1947, Keighley.
The bridesmaid was Nell Finlay.
Andrew and Vanessa Hughes, married in Cape Town 1998.
Violet and Robert Dimond married in 1946 in Ireland.
Tony and Lindsay Hughes, married in Cape Town in 1999.
Betty and Phil Sorrell married in Hornchrch, Essex on 23th April 2010.
The bridesmaid, Melissa wore silver.
Feel free to let the author know if there is any other bridal couple who deserves a place on the Finlay – Coulter list. If you have the details and material to go with it, let me have them.