On Saturday, the girls and I got up at stupid o’clock so we could head to London to celebrate the Coronation in her Madge’s fine gardens at Buckingham Palace.
The gardens are beautiful – although I obviously didn’t see them in their full glory, as they were covered in marquees full of stalls set up by Royal Warrant holders – everyone from the providers of locks and boilers, to high-end fashion designers, fabric shops and the now-famous Hunter wellies!
This gorgeous display is from Stewart Parvin, who was the designer of my lovely lace wedding gown, so I had to snap a picture. Check out that beautiful dove grey coat!
It was blisteringly hot all day, so it was time to break out the big floppy hat!
Bianca Hat, Hobbs Invitation / Slinky Facet Bead Drop Earrings, Accessorize / Green Gathered Dress, Zara / Gold Necklace, Peacocks / Gold Leaf Bracelet, Etsy / Barely There Non-Slip Tights, John Lewis / Patent Kate Bag, Jaeger / Maddox Wedges in Patent, L.K. Bennett
I love the neat gathered detailing on the Zara dress!
As you can see, my shoes got very dusty from the lawn, I do hope her Madge gets the sprinklers out this week before the grass pops its clogs!
Here’s the stand from Lock & Co Hatters, with some beautiful creations!
Absolutely gorgeous (and incredibly expensive) fabrics from Joel & Sons.
Beautiful blooms outside one of the eating places.
Of course, the food tent was my favourite!
The King’s Ginger had an amazing stand with some miniature bottles from the doll’s house at Windsor Castle. Their liqueur was absolutely top drawer too!
This was a neat display from Gordon’s Gin.
Ever wondered how Stinking Bishop is made? Wonder no more – this is one of the first stages, apparently.
Check out this beautiful display of French bread from Shipton Mill – I love bread, it’s one of my major weaknesses. I’ve ordered a selection box of organic flour from this company, and I’ll be baking up a storm when it arrives!
For lunch, we treated ourselves to fish and chips – it was delicious, if a little greasy… But hey, eaten in the shade on the Queen’s lawn – I don’t think you can beat that!
After our tour of the Warrant holders, we took a look around the gardens a bit more, and there were some lovely plants – as you would expect, of course!
If you’d like to visit Buckingham Palace and see the gardens for yourself, check out this site for details including prices and access information!