Sunday evening was spent doing girly stuff, i.e. plaiting of hair with mousse so the flower girl’s hair would look fabulous on the day, and painting of nails etc. Monday, woke up to even more snow (strange coincidence that both my cousins – my page boy and bridesmaid – were born on a snowy day AND married on a snowy day).
The service was lovely – candles and roses and delicate ribbons really brought out the warmth of the church. The bridegroom had a smile a mile wide, and the bride looked stunning. The snow eased up a little during the ceremony – but returned with a vengeance when the service was over, so we barely needed the confetti! (This pic was actually taken at the reception - where the guests were happily toasting themselves in front of real fires while the bride and bridegroom were having, um, atmospheric shots in the snow...)
Then it was the reception – fabulous food (I had pepper terrine followed by salmon and then strawberries), the most gorgeous cake (covered in white chocolate quills – looked stunning), great speeches, and a chance to catch up with family I only really see at weddings and christenings.
At the evening reception, there was a chocolate fountain, and needless to say my two were desperate to try it.
They also strutted their funky stuff – son went into complete John Travolta mode (er… where and when did he learn to dance?) and twirled Madam round the room. And then all the kids discovered a stage at the end of the dance floor, and strutted their stuff there – it certainly made the adults get up on the dance floor because they wanted to see the show!
Fabulous, fabulous day, full of smiles (and a few happy tears at the wedding). Congratulations to Lee and Lucy, and every happiness for the future. I think the flower girl says it all here: cheers!