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Meeting Point: Markthalle, Limmatstrasse 231, 8005

For the last few weeks, many of my Swiss customers have been asking me what I am planning to celebrate the Royal wedding. I hadn't thought of doing anything, but they have persuaded me that it really should be the done thing and they would be disappointed if I didn't do something for them (the couple and my Swiss customers). So here it is.

This is going to be a very fun evening, part of a series of more commercial events that we will be hosting at our "British Aisle" at the Viadukt Markthalle to celebrate the wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The full schedule of events has not yet been finalised but during the whole week there will be tastings of Afternoon Tea, Ales, Single Malts, Port and Sherry, cheeses (of course) and world beating English Sparkling Wine. The week will culminate with live BBC broadcast of the wedding at our stall on the Friday lunchtime.

The evening before though (Thursday) we are hosting this Social Event, a joint Stag and Hen party for the couple. There will be prizes for the most imaginative costumes..... Ascot/English wedding hats for the ladies, DJ's for the gents, Beefeaters costumes., kilts........ anything is allowed, in fact, "anything" is encouraged.

There will be some free finger food, Stilton Scooping etc and at 8.00 we can all head to the bar and show the Swiss how to party. We are confident that we will get the local press interested, so you could get your photo in the paper with this one.

Bring your camera, because there will be an opportunity to have your photograph taken with the couple.... OK, a life size cardboard cut out of them.

I know it's early but some of you might need time to get your costumes sorted. I certainly need time to find enough bunting and to get my liver in shape.

See you all down there!

Trams 4 and 13 stop outside of the Viadukt Markthalle at Dammweg, nearest parking is at the Migro multi storey at Limmatplatz and there is some metered parking all along Viaduktstrasse from Limmatstrasse to Heinrichstrasse.


RSVP'd Yes: 33 (17 members and 16 guests)
  • Deep Purple - I thought I would escape the Wedding being over there then, but this sounds fun
  • MathNut + 1 guest - off to buy a hat!
  • grumpygrapefruit + 1 guest - Not sure who the guest Bond Girl is yet...
  • Upthehatters2008 + 1 guest - Time to dust off my shining armour.
  • Uncle Max + 5 guests - In my mysterious White Uno...
  • Begga - What an awesome idea! I'll be a tad late, but will take the train straight after work :D
  • HashBrown
  • Shirls + 1 guest - Hoi Mike - Im getting my bond girl outfit ready :-)
  • The Boot + 1 guest
  • ebonie + 2 guests - got my fiance coming from the UK..... i think he will be happy to have a little of the UK when he lands..... need to see if i can get the afternoon off though
  • sygirl101
  • TidakApa
  • ximix + 2 guests
  • ka pai
  • MariaMARIA + 1 guest - Great (fun) idea!! :)
  • möpp - Am determined to change this into a definite yes! Great idea, thanks!!
  • FromLondonwithLove + 1 guest - really looking forward to finally getting to meet some EFers :) might be a tad late..will head down after the OH finishes work.
RSVP'd Maybe: 18 (13 members and 5 guests)
  • Miss-Lizzy + 1 guest - Great idea, will have to check my schedule closer to the day though....
  • MacGregor's Daughter - would love to, now that I've seen Grumpy's real picture LOL but can't promise yet
  • araqyl + 1 guest - I'm sure colonials will do better than those from the Old Country ...
  • Rangatiranui - Babysitter permitting.
  • Crumbs + 2 guests - will try to pop down on the big day
  • big yin + 1 guest - Might be a good excuse to get the kilt on for once
  • DavidButler
  • deutschmaad
  • Kittster - I wonder whether I'll have the balls to cross Zurich dressed in a sari or whether I should splash out on a cab. Also, what colour to wear? I sadly no longer fit into my Scottish stuff...
  • J.L-P - Just back from the Bal en Blanc in Montreal (with Canadian_dude, he wants that mentioned!) will try to make an appearance.
  • summerrain - Eh bugger, might not make it afterall!
  • Doctor - Will try to make it
  • Ansicht666
RSVP'd No: 10
  • zwissmiss - Sad to miss this one... will be coming back from vacation on the 29th only...
  • JLF - Sadly, I will be out of town for this one. I can't believe I am going to miss it actually. :-(
  • grumpygit - Too far but I just wanted to say what a great idea and have a fantastic time
  • mrshunkydorey - Would of loved to join you but we have booked a Jokertag for the children and are flying back to the UK for celebrations there. My son is a Page Boy! Wishful thinking hehe
  • i-b-deborah - Bailing, sorry.
  • Sky - Gee, I really wish Zurich wasn't so far away just this once !!
  • Wollishofener - Chose the ABC eating on the same evening, sorry
  • Peg A - Sounds like great fun, sad to be missing out.
  • cmirsky - Unfortunatly the planets are not aligned appropriately for me to be able to attend.. (That and I have to work)... Y`all have fun !!!
  • BruceFan - sad to miss but am feeling ill
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Re: My biggest party yet. Get dressed up and celebrate the Royal Wedding with the me

What a fabulous idea!

Do you encourage support from the colonies or is this a "kingdom only" event..

Do we have to dress as royalty supporters from these last few centuries?
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What a fabulous idea!

Do you encourage support from the colonies or is this a "kingdom only" event..

Do we have to dress as royalty supporters from these last few centuries?
All nationalites are welcome, especially our colonial friends and you can dress as you see fit. I will be brushing off my DJ (and losing a few pounds in the process), who wants to be my Bond Girl for the evening?
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Old 08.02.2011, 17:41
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Re: My biggest party yet. Get dressed up and celebrate the Royal Wedding with the me

I certainly won't be bringing a DJ over. Mainly because I don't have one.
I should be able to find some flags or bunting.
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All nationalites are welcome, especially our colonial friends and you can dress as you see fit. I will be brushing off my DJ (and losing a few pounds in the process), who wants to be my Bond Girl for the evening?
If there was a nicer picture of you I might have considered to apply
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Old 08.02.2011, 18:14
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If there was a nicer picture of you I might have considered to apply
I brush up, and shave, OK.
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Re: We're having a party! Get dressed up and celebrate the Royal Wedding, Zurich

Hopefully us Southern Confederates from the states are welcome...
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I brush up, and shave, OK.
yeah... he looks ok

if you like that Daniel Craig/Piers Bronson/Sean Connory look

BTW.. GG, what were you looking for in a Bond girl?

Were you thinking the golden look?



Or a little more in the direction of knife-wearing Halle?



Or do you prefer an outfit that is more designed for action?

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Old 08.02.2011, 19:07
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When I'm on a roll, I could handle all three . Thanks for offering.

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yeah... he looks ok

if you like that Daniel Craig/Piers Bronson/Sean Connory look

BTW.. GG, what were you looking for in a Bond girl?

Were you thinking the golden look?



Or a little more in the direction of knife-wearing Halle?



Or do you prefer an outfit that is more designed for action?

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Love the idea, thanks Grumpy!
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We had a little warm up Saturday evening, and the lovely couple themselves even popped in for a swift half.

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Does this mean I can turn up in a sari?
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Does this mean I can turn up in a sari?
This was going to be my question...

Are you guys turning up in full English Wedding guff?
'ats and all?!



("ohh.. i haven't a thing to wear..")
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This was going to be my question...

Are you guys turning up in full English Wedding guff?
'ats and all?!



("ohh.. i haven't a thing to wear..")
Use your imagination and wear what, and as much or as little, as you think fit. The theme is Royal Wedding but you don't have to dress as if you are a guest..... (although I'm guessing most will)

Looks like there will be some paparazzi, and friend from down under is contemplating a convicts outfit and a fellow Brit, clearly not a fan of the Royal Family, is looking for some Sex Pistols garb.....

We're hoping for a few kilts too....
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Sadly I can't make it, but if anyone needs to borrow a proper wedding hat (purple) PM me
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Sadly I can't make it, but if anyone needs to borrow a proper wedding hat (purple) PM me
Damn! Purple clashes with my eyes.
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Damn! Purple clashes with my eyes.
I am surprised. Purple and bloodshot compliment each other well
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I'll be the black guy in the slave loin cloth.

Down with Empire! Except for the tasty pasty chicks.
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Would this be appropriate to wear ??
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I'll be the black guy in the slave loin cloth.

Down with Empire! Except for the tasty pasty chicks.
So... Something like this perhaps ???
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