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Robert Wells or Mr Waters
Date: 11.59 pm, Wednesday 29th December, 2004
Subject: Backdated from RLJ
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Awake at 8. Spill tea that thoughtful N had brought. Despite early morning and home cooked (?) pancake breakfast, still dashing to be dressed and ready for the 12:02 train. N dashing through the snow in her pointy heely boots. Made it though. N made herself up while I looked scruffy. Had my shoes shined in GCS (tick). Walked down park, stopping to get a comb, some grease and a card. Found the church on E29th. The Little CHurch Round the Corner where P G Wodehouse was married. See quote*. K & W ushered us in. Tavis' tie. Girls alomst late (taxis awful). "Look. If you don't get us there in time I'm gonna be sick on your head." Wedding from BCP + Christmas carols & Jerusalem. Beautiful bride. Nearly absent groom. Ben with camcorder. Paula squeezing ring onto Tom's finger. Many photos after. Bus to Lola studios, 66 Allen Street (K & W running around). Eating, drinking, merry making. DJ looked the part, but was crap. Bride and groom arrive. Speeches. Best man's was short, father's was amazing but embarrassing ("what do I get for a rib?"), Emma's was heartfelt and funny. Bride's was tearful. First dance to Beach Boys? "God Only Knows What I'd Be Without You". More food & drink. K & W arrived, ravenous. Dancing. Toast: "Champagne for our real friends, real pain for our sham friends". Tom's robot & Beatle. Garter, bouquet, circle dances. Making the arch for the B&G's exit. Walk to canal st Metro. Old man with loud phlegm. Get on train at 23:58. Back to CS and straight to sleep.

*"It's the only church that anybody could possibly be married at. It's on 29th street, just around the corner from Fifth Avenue. It's got a fountain playing in front of it, and it's a little bit of heaven dropped right down in the middle of New York." P.G. Wodehouse, on his mariage to Ethel Rowley at the 'little church' in 1914.
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