Nearly there, 22 years after we first met


Pipa Gordon at John Freida Hair SalonIt’s now 24 hours and counting! I’ve just left the John Frieda salon where the fabulous Kevin styled my hair for tomorrow.

Typically it was pouring with rain as soon as we were done (we being me and my very important little bridesmaid!).

Someone very kind grabbed us a taxi to take us to Marylebone station where we caught our Warwickshire bound train, upon which I am typing this quick little blog ahead of our big day!

I think we are pretty on course; the garden is ready to be dressed once the rain stops later this afternoon. My final meringue base is in the oven (this one chocolate… I made it rather huge and didn’t realise it expands when cooking, we had a near disaster but I think it’ll be ok).

Nails are done (OPI Alpine White). Paper chains and pom-poms to be made this evening after the rehearsal at the church with our best people and their families.

We also need to hang all our cafe style lights (thanks Gill Gauntlett), put out all the bales of straw currently hiding from the rain (thanks Bev) and then the bouncy castle is coming at 10am tomorrow (that’s the bit the children are most excited about I think!)

So something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue all sorted. The children are wired with excitement, (I’m hoping they don’t peak too early), husband-to-be is as cool as a cucumber – busy making thousands of ice cubes and all is well as we sit on the train heading home from London.

6a00e54eff2704883401a3fd3954b4970b-piGreat hair thanks Kev, I’ll try to sleep standing up!

See you all on the other side. I’m on air for just one day 4th August after our honeymoon and before our familymoon, then back early September.

Take care, enjoy the sunshine and thank you for your masses of warm wishes!

Much love

Pipa x


  1. Nicole Lloyd July 25, 2014 at 5:00 pm -  Reply

    I wish you all the best pipa I hope up you and your husband have the best day

  2. Margaret July 25, 2014 at 5:31 pm -  Reply

    Have a lovely Pipa and enjoy your new life

  3. Joy Marsh July 25, 2014 at 6:08 pm -  Reply

    Hope all of day is great ,enjoy

  4. christine July 25, 2014 at 9:58 pm -  Reply

    Wishing you all happiness and joy for tomorrow.Have a great day and love to you all tomorrow and always.Don’t forget to put some pictures on blog xxxxxx

  5. Linda Martin July 25, 2014 at 11:12 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pipa
    Have a wonderful day tomorrow and look forward to seeing some lovely photos of you and your new hubby.
    Lots of love & hugs
    Linda xxx

  6. Caroline Horne July 25, 2014 at 11:51 pm -  Reply

    All the very best Pipa for tomorrow! Sounds like everyone is going to have a fab day. xx

  7. Pauline Johnson July 25, 2014 at 11:53 pm -  Reply

    All the best for your day,hope the weather is kind to you xxx

  8. Deb Ward July 26, 2014 at 1:00 am -  Reply

    Congratulations and Best Wishes on your Special Day. Love and Hugs x

  9. Sandra Gregory July 26, 2014 at 7:51 am -  Reply

    Many congratulations Pippa I know you will have a fab day and hope the rain stays away. Look forward to seeing some photos xxx

  10. beverley young July 26, 2014 at 9:57 am -  Reply

    I wish you everlasting health and happiness lovely lady xxx Have the most amazing day with your special people xx and may the sun shine all day!!! Xxxx be happy xxxx
    Love and hugs

  11. susan July 26, 2014 at 2:59 pm -  Reply

    Again pipa congratulations on your! Hope it’s stayed dry for you. Can’t wait to see the photos! Much happiness x

  12. helen July 26, 2014 at 4:31 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pipa
    Good luck and have a wonderful wedding day you are a star.
    Helen Telford

  13. Jean July 26, 2014 at 4:33 pm -  Reply

    Hope you have the most fabulous wedding day Pipa and will live happily ever after as the saying goes good luck xx

  14. Christine Galloway July 26, 2014 at 5:29 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pipa good luck to-day. Hope all goes well. Hope the sunshines. Good Luck.
    Love Christine. X

  15. Lucille McKim July 27, 2014 at 9:14 am -  Reply

    Best wishes to you both, xx

  16. Janet Gwynn July 27, 2014 at 4:44 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations Pipa and Brian, been thinking of you yesterday and today. Hope you all have a wonderful time. You have been through a lot recently but have bounced back wonderfully. Take care to the whole family including pets.

  17. jilly m July 28, 2014 at 10:17 am -  Reply

    BIG Congratulations and lots of love for your new life together.
    Pipa, Brian, and your wonderful family.

  18. Christel Osmann July 28, 2014 at 10:29 am -  Reply

    Congratulations Pippa,have been thinking of you and hope your day was magical..xx

  19. Judith Lennon July 28, 2014 at 10:24 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations to you both! Wishing you a long,happy and healthy life together. Hope you had a wonderful day. Look forward to the photos.
    Judith xx

  20. Beth Morton July 29, 2014 at 8:57 am -  Reply

    I hope you all had a wonderful day Pipa. Congratulations to you and Brian. I am sure you all had fun and you and Ophelia would have looked amazing.
    Take care and keep being you, you’re a great, funny and warm person.
    Beth XXX

  21. Pat Peham July 29, 2014 at 5:45 pm -  Reply

    May the sun always shine on you and yours and family
    its a bleesing that you have found each other and with the family happines too take each day with love and happyiness there is nothing like family love god bless you all xxx patricia ann pelham

  22. Tracy Marra July 30, 2014 at 11:22 am -  Reply

    Congratulation, hope you had a glorious day. Xxx

  23. MIRIAM LOCKWOOD July 31, 2014 at 5:21 pm -  Reply

    CONGRATULATIONS PIPPA AND BRIAN ON YOUR MARRIAGE I. Hope you and your family had a wonderful day wishing you all a lifetime of love and happiness together and lots of new adventures so thrilled for you all MIRIAM XXXXX

  24. April Fenton July 31, 2014 at 7:40 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pipa
    Just want to say the same has everybody else , that is have a wonderful day and hope it is full of fun and laughter with all the people you love and enjoy the your future together has a family

  25. Mandy August 1, 2014 at 3:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pippa
    By now you will be married but just to say I wish you every happiness for your future. I have waited over 30 years for the love of my life to come along. Its the most amazing thing to be marrying your true love, my turn later in the year.

  26. brndkfiet August 1, 2014 at 4:54 pm -  Reply

    well done pip you a star so funny at times

  27. Denise August 4, 2014 at 8:05 pm -  Reply

    Sorry I’m late but want to add my heartfelt Congratulations to you both and I’m sure you had a wonderful day.

  28. Pipa Gordon August 5, 2014 at 9:05 pm -  Reply

    Thank you everyone!! It was a perfect day …If you are with me on Twitter (@pipalive) or Facebook you will have seen a couple of pics by now. We are currently between our honeymoon and our familymoon so I’ll get a blog up before we head off on Friday for you to see some pics here too! Huge love to you all xxx

  29. Janice Marnock August 6, 2014 at 12:05 am -  Reply

    Wishing you all the best for the future together.
    Love Janice M.

  30. helene stone August 11, 2014 at 2:07 pm -  Reply

    All the very best Pipa, have a great day, and a fantastic familymoon. enjoy. don’t forget lots of pics xx Helene

  31. sylvia October 14, 2014 at 1:27 pm -  Reply

    I’ve always been a big fan of yours with your lovely personality Best wishes It couldn’t happen to sweeter person

  32. sylvia October 14, 2014 at 1:29 pm -  Reply

    Best wishes Pips I’ve always been a big fan of yours with your lovely personality

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