are getting married!
St. Paul's Church, Kingston Hill
The reception and evening party are also at the church.
Career girl Sarah is the ultimate multi-tasking working mum juggling a busy job and children whilst at the same time being a school governor and Sunday school leader. When she does manage to grab a few minutes of spare time her favourite activities are gardening, knitting, baking (Mary Berry’s traybakes are simply the best!) and relaxing with a lovely cup of Earl Grey. Every now and again you can also find her trying out a new local restaurant and catching up on all the latest news with the girls.
Suave and debonair; Jonny is a man for all seasons. Highly intelligent with impeccable taste and appreciative of fine craft. A lover of exquisite beers from around the world. He's a keen cycling fan who can talk all day long about the classics and grand tours. A coffee aficionado and wannabe barista (just don't get him started on burnt milk in shop bought latte). This music maestro is always searching for new bands to listen too, preferably on vinyl. Oh, and he's a really nice (and modest) fella to boot.
Wonderful big sister Vivien is really looking forward to being mummy’s chief bridesmaid. Inclined to the creative side of life, schoolgirl Vivien enjoys Art & Craft and Papermoose textiles club as well as French and chess. Her creative talents extend to the modern as well as traditional media and she has been known to put together some pretty mean Powerpoint presentations. Her favourite time of the week though is Saturday morning swimming with mummy, jumping in the deep end together.
Livewire Daphne is the sporty member of the family and is often to be found speeding around Kingston on her scooter with mummy or daddy anxiously in pursuit. She is the ultimate girly girl, refusing to wear anything but dresses or skirts, preferably in pink and purple. Daphne’s favourite activity is playing with her friend Greta.
Jonny and Mark have been great friends since nursery school. Their shared interests of cycling, beer and music have kept these homeboys tight. They have spent many an evening contemplating life on a park bench with the aid of strong cider or the occasional mix of white wine and Scottish whisky. Mark is a connoisseur of fine music and can often be found spinning his vast collection of vinyl discs on indie-pop Friday at Dowman acres. With a hankering for the gee-gees and a fully paid subscription to The Chap magazine, he truly is a gentleman and a scholar.
Kingston is very busy with shoppers on Saturday mornings and you should allow plenty of time to get to the church especially if you are approaching from the West along the A308.
There are a limited amount of metered parking spaces in the roads around the church. These are regularly patrolled by overzealous traffic wardens who love to issue parking tickets. We will have a limited number of parking permits on the day but your best bet is to park inside Richmond Park and walk to the church from there. It's only a 5 minute walk away and the parking is free. Be aware that the park gates will be locked from dusk if you are staying for the evening party. You would therefore need to move your car after 6:30pm (when the parking wardens knock off for the day) to a nearby road. Car sharing would be a good idea if possible.
The nearest railway station is Norbiton and is located in zone 5 (for those of you with Oyster cards). The church is only a 10 minute walk away. This is a pretty good option if it works for you.
The best bet here is to search for suitable options on Trivago.co.uk, Expedia.co.uk, Hotels.com, LateRooms.com, LastMinute.com or Bookings.com. You can take a look at TripAdvisor.co.uk for reviews of where to stay.The groom's party will be staying at the Richmond Hill Hotel on Friday 23rd August and will be joined by the bride on Saturday 24th August.
Don't feel that you need to get us anything. We don't really need lots of stuff because we're not setting up a new home or anything like that. If you turn up and have a good time and take away some memories then that's enough for us.
If you would still like to get us a gift and would like to contribute to something that we'd make great use of then a small monetary gift would be much appreciated. It would help us to purchase the following:
If all of that sounds frivolous then a contribution to one of the following charities would be a lovely gesture:
The easiest way to donate is on-line via the charity’s website and even better if you are able to GiftAid the donation as the charity will receive more without it costing a penny extra.
We would appreciate if you could confirm your attendance as soon as you can and if possible by the end of May. We do plan to have some activities running during the afternoon for younger children and there will be a children’s lunchtime meal as an alternative to the wedding buffet.
To RSVP, please click on the button below and fill in our form. By doing so, you'll be added to our mailing list so that we can keep you up to date: