That's Amore....

My wedding day.....October 24, 1998....I had always wanted an autumn wedding....
Engaged in Central Park, New York City 12 years ago.....married 11 years ago this Saturday in London in a traditional church wedding in the same church my in-laws were married in & my husband was christened in....honeymoon in the Caribbean and New York.... The wedding planning wasn't without its hitches but our wedding day was wonderful....it rained all morning, so much so that the vintage car that I was travelling to the church in had to pull over because its ancient windscreen wipers could not cope with the torrential rain!

Those sleeves had A LOT of buttons....and they hadn't even started on the back yet! I absolutely loved my wedding dress.... (it looks shiny here but it was actually a pale cream matt dupion silk with a long train.....my veil was the length of the train...)Happy Anniversary Honey....or Mr Ironing Basket, as someone called him the other day....the best is yet to come, as I believe a wise man once said....

xoxo

35 comments:

  1. lovely wedding photos and beautiful kids!! happy happy anniversary!

    xoxoxo

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  2. awwww congratulations!!!!! Your dress was beautiful!

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  3. Beautiful bride. :) Happy anniversary!

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  4. Happy Anniversary! You look soooo beautiful in these photos...and your babies...just gorgeous!
    Oh...and i love your tiara!
    Big XXXX's

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  5. Oh I love the tiara. Happy happy aniversary, and when you believe the best is yet to come, it does. What dear little poppets your children look.

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  6. What beautiful pictures....you make a gorgeous couple! Happy Anniversary! Your kids are just too adorable....Enjoy each day, Simone! Thanks for sharing these special moments with us! XXOO

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  7. beautiful bride. beautiful post. Your children are precious! COngratulations!

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  8. You are so beautiful, thanks for sharing with us!So romantic it almost made me cry! Sharon xxooo

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  9. Oh Simone,
    The way that you write you posts, brings that little old lump to my throat sometimes...... in a good way.
    You looked absoluutely stunning, your dress was gorgeous, husband to be, handsome and the day seemed perfect......and then two gorgeous ittle extras came along a few years later. How perfect is that ?
    I wish you both a very happy wedding anniversary on Saturday, with many more wonderful times ahead.
    Have a great day, dear Simone. XXXX

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  10. Congrats. Those are fantastic pictures.

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  11. I enjoy reading every post but I love the posts where you share your pictures and life most of all.

    Tina

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  12. Congratulations! Wonderful photos - love your dress! Hubby and I celebrated 10 years last week. Aren't fall weddings lovely?

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  13. awww, gorgeous! Happy anniversary!!

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  14. aaaww, happy, happy anniversary, darling! you look sooo pretty! and your babies too! congrats! xo

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  15. I love it! I just celebrated my 10th, time goes so quickly...your wedding looked incredible and your children are beautiful...
    Happy Anniversary!
    Nathalie

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  16. Happy Anniversary! To many more blissful years together =)

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  17. I too love your wedding dress. It looks like something out of a fairy tale -- for a princess in a fairy tale -- not a white prom dress.

    How beautiful, and most important how happy you both look.

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  18. Happy Anniversary Simone, I just celebrated my 16th ( 23 years together) in a traditional upstate NY ceremony in the Autumn..I posted on it a couple days ago. I think this is the most beautiful time of the year to be married!! Many Many more wonderful years to you
    xx
    Bunny

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  19. Oh sweetheart, "Happy Anniversary" to you and Mr Ironing Basket (how sweet).

    The photo's are gorgeous, thank you so much for sharing. You look wonderful, I love your dress.

    Your kids are impossibly cute, really they are just adorable.
    xoxoxo

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  20. Happy Anniversary! You looked so beautiful on your wedding day. That dress is magnificent!

    Don't think this stops me wanting to run away with your blog. It's not your blogs anniversary, so it wouldn't even be cheating! You can have Mr Ironing Basket (hehe, I do love that) and I can have your blog. Everybody is happy.

    Seriously, have a wonderful anniversary. Those are some beautiful children you have. Turns out, two ironing baskets together do good work!

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  21. Happy anniversary divine photos may you both grow old, wrinkly and grey together!!

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  22. I don't think I have ever seen any of your wedding photos til now! You were such a beautiful bride Simone ~ of course you are such a beautiful person now that I have gotten to know your heart in these past 9 years. Hope you have a very Happy Anniversary ~ I hope that the two of you can do something special! xo

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  23. Happy annivesary Simone and many beautiful returns.

    What a stunning bride you were! Love your dress.

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  24. You two are adorable... I love the pictures... and your kids are beautiful, Simone! Thank you for sharing these!

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  25. You gorgeous girl! Happy Anniversary to you both. And Central Park is one of my fave places of all time..what a lovely place to get engagaged.

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  26. Oh Simone,
    You were a beautiful bride! Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing these very special photos of the day your marital bliss began!

    Wishing you MANY more happy years of Love, Laughter, and Longevity!

    Bisous,
    Melissa

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  27. How amazing is this!! You are beautiful!!

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  28. What a gorgeous couple you are!! Congratulations to you both!! Your kiddes are gorgeous too!! Claire xx
    PS How romantic, getting engaged in the most amazing city it the world!! Jealous....moi???? xxx

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  29. Happy anniversary to you and your husband, Simone. Your children are beautiful!

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  30. Okay, so you're gorgeous AND talented AND have a spunky husband AND cute as a button children. Your cup runneth over. I think we can still be friends though....Meredy xo.
    p.s. your dress is HEAVENLY.... you look like an Estee Lauder advertisement. Ahhhh.

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  31. Simone, belated but very warm Anniversary wishes to you both. I hope Mr. Ironing Basket showered you with love & affection (& maybe a little jewellery!) on the day. You look so gorgeous in the pics, very cool, calm & collected.
    Millie ^_^

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  32. I hope you had a wonderful anniversary, my gorgeous friend, what a magnificently beautiful bride you were that day. have a wonderful holiday in Rome my sweet friend. much much love to you. You brought tears to my eyes with your wedding photos...xoxoxoxxo

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  33. Good lord, how on EARTH did I miss this post?!? My head has clearly been elsewhere.
    You were, and still are, one of the most gorgeous friends I know.
    I am happy to hear you had a wonderful time in Italy and can't wait to see you myself next spring!!!
    xx
    ps - mr. charmante is coming to London in Dec/Jan but do you think I get to join him??? A travesty, really...

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  34. That's my wedding day too! We just celebrated our one year anniversary. :)

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  35. seeing your face makes me so happy. i love you. i mean that.

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