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Toni & Simon’s Wedding 19-03-11

March 24, 2011

Last Saturday took me all the way down to Southampton to sing for the wedding breakfast of Toni and Simon.

It was a splendid afternoon held at The Dolphin Hotel (also called the Mercure Southampton Centre).  The Dolphin is a marvelous hotel with a fascinating history dating back to 1454.  It was hugely popular in the late eighteenth century when Southampton became a popular destination for the well-to-do to come and “take the waters”.

The Mercure Southampton Centre (Dolphin Hotel)

In  1793 author Jane Austen celebrated her 18th birthday at the Dolphin Hotel, supposedly in the very same room in which Toni and Simon held their wedding breakfast on Saturday.  How’s that for illustrious company?  And speaking of illustrious company here’s yours truly with the bride and groom:

Vintage wedding singer Simon Partridge with Bride and Groom Toni & Simon

Bride Toni had worked tirelessly to create a 1930s theme.  In addition to her beautiful dress there were a host of novel vintage touches and ideas including these  Hollywood starlet-inspired table numbers:

1930s vintage wedding table card

Vintage table card for 1930s wedding

And the postbox for guests’ cards and gifts was decorated using genuine vintage photographs from family weddings:

1930s vintage wedding post box

My vintage songs fitted into the theme perfectly and I was able to add a new song, “Stardust”, to the repertoire at the request of Toni and Simon.

A lovely afternoon spent with a lovely couple.  Congratulations to them and thanks for asking me to be part of their day.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 26, 2011 1:50 pm

    What a lovely setting for a 1930’s style wedding, I am sure you probably didn’t want to leave!

  2. Sue Smith permalink
    March 26, 2011 8:07 pm

    Simon, you made the wedding totally memorable.

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