Well, it’s the big day! Esther, Ofelia, Peggy and Mary have come to help Matilda get ready. There is a tradition that a bride should wear Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue. Her dress is new, but what about the other things?
Esther has brought her a veil made of antique lace, so that’s old.
Peggy is lending Matilda a pearl necklace, so that’s borrowed.
And Ofelia has brought her a blue garter, so that’s blue sorted out!
Meanwhile Dim is getting very nervous. Bernard, and Nano are doing their best to reassure him and Ernest, who is Best Man, is a very calming influence.
Ernest says they really ought to get into their tailcoats. Dim says he’s hopeless with a cravat, but luckily Ernest is a dab-snozzle at cravat tying, even on himself.
Nano says he’s very glad that a page boy doesn’t have to wear a cravat. He’s very proud of his gold buttons.
So now Matilda’s ready to get into her dress…
Oh yes, they all agree, she looks radiant!
Mary pops out to collect the bouquet, made fresh this morning.
While Peggy and Mary go off to get themselves ready, Ofelia and Esther can change into their bridesmaid dresses.
Winston’s popped in and said he’ s pretty sure it’s time for the boys to go, according to his watch, which is mostly right.
So what’s Fury up to? Ah, getting the wedding car ready! A good clean, and a polish with a chamois leather has it shining.
Then it’s time to attach the ribbons and bows, and, as every wedding car needs a chauffeur, Fury’s changed out of her overalls and into a tunic.
Fury’s arrived to pick the bride up – time to go! Ofelia and Esther wave her off, as they’re making their own way there.
Oh heck! One minute everything was fine but then… That doesn’t look good! Luckily, Fury has her tools in the boot, so after a few adjustments, they’re on the way again. That’s why you leave plenty of time!