Thursday, March 31, 2011

Too many rules




Working with a couple at the moment who are getting hitched in a beautiful rotunda that was built in 1901. Unfortunately this rotunda is heavily guarded by its council. My phone conversation with them re restrictions went a little like this

Me: Are chairs allowed?
Them: Yes. 10 only
Me: How about a signing table?
Them: No
Me: A sign to direct people?
Them: No
Me: Some kind of non permanent, weighted sign to show guests they are in the right part of the park?
Them: No
Me: Steamers? Balloons? Temporary flower arrangements? Ribbon? (at this stage I'm getting desperate & clutching at straws, throwing it all out there)
Them: No.
Me: So, we can bring in 10 chairs?
Them: Yes.

Now, I respect old buildings, and parklands wherever they are, and appreciate their simple beauty. I know they don't need much dressing up, but I think things are getting a little out of hand!
I'm a big girl, I was taught to pack away my toys, so how about a little discretion Mrs Council?
I take it these super cute confetti hearts by Lilac Saloon are not an option then?
 I'll follow the guests with a dust buster, if that's what it takes!

7 comments:

Briar Stanley {Sunday Collector} said...

Councils can be so annoying! You should hear the trouble film crews get. LOVE the confetti!

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Gorgeous gorgeous heart confetti!!!!!

another donkey design by kate said...

Could be a tough one to style! Maybe decorate the people?

Kristina said...

Oh, the things you deal with! I love the presentation of your blog. I'm a freelance clothing designer hoping to open a site at some point and I plan on taking some cues from you. Very nice layout! New follower here, obviously! =)
Kristina J.

Some Style... said...

just stumbled upon your beautiful blog and website! so lovely! wish I could surround myself with adorable things like these! ;)

xoxo

http://some-kind-of-style.blogspot.com/

Chantelle Grady said...

Oh bummer. Talk about putting a damper on what is meant to be a perfect day. Maybe someone previously left a mess and ruined it for everyone. Love your blog. Beautiful layout.

Wendy Paula said...

The council dialogue is so funny but so true.
I am sure you will make the wedding beautiful despite the restrictions:)
Wendy

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