Our house and gardens are looking lovely at the moment.
We hold all our 'pre-wedding' meetings over the Winter so when the couple comes back for their wedding (which are only held in May-July and September) they are always taken aback at how beautiful everything is.
The lawn was cut, the strimming done, the roses pruned...
even our smoking area was looking lovely!
We were ready for the arrival of Pete and Ursula.
and boy did they bring a LOT of stuff! Ursula had been shopping...
This was the gorgeous card box. Note the butterfly theme.
The wedding colours were teal and gold.
Ursula had bought the butterflies and threaded them into the wreath, along with the blue flowers.
The teal sashes on the chairs gave the room a lift. Craig (a potential son-in-law) was given the job of hanging gold hearts on all the lights
and blue flowers too. (i think he passed the test...Craig - now is a good time to propose ;))
Ursula had bought all sorts of things over the last year and personally sprayed them all gold!
Including these impressive candelabras.
Here is the woman herself (still in pyjamas!) decorating the chairs.
I'm not sure anyone else has done this with the chairs before, this is a Pickwell first!
Take a look at this cake. This was the last time the cake looked like this...
Firstly, friends Paul and Ian decided to make the Groom more representative of how he actually looks...So they gave him a nice, neat bald patch (made out of icing)
As the night wore on and the drinks flowed, the cake people took on various guises..
this was the most 'polite' one i can publish. The others are on my *other blog ;)
Apparently Ursula and her sisters were trying to shield their lovely parents from seeing too many of the choice positions.
Luckily both were present and correct for the time it really mattered.
Our chef Lee, did another fantastic job. The wedding breakfast was a delicious bbq
with a whole range of
gorgeous looking salads
and fresh, crusty bread.
The tables were laid very simply just as the Bride requested for the bbq lunch. Later in the day, Lee served up plump bacon sandwiches followed by pancakes with a range of very naughty fillings.
Ursula had designed some special napkins to have through the day with their name and wedding date.
The gold candelabras in the middle and sprinkles in the colour scheme tied it all together.
The weather forecast of torrential rain over Devon somehow missed us as
guests (these handsome fellows are the Groom's sons and nephews) were able to spend the afternoon outside, playing croquet and tennis and drinking champagne.
The first dance kicked off the nights dancing and with the dulcet tones of 'the Soulman',
banging out 80's hit after 80's hit, the floor was always full.
Guests were then treated to a wonderful rendition of 'At Last' by Etta James sung by the Bride to her Groom. He certainly seemed to enjoy it!
The Grease number 'You're the one that i want' ended the night on a high.
Ursula and Peter - i hope your married life is as colourful and bright and hilarious as your wedding weekend x
(Thank you to the wonderfully talented photographer Pete Cox for the more professional pics!)