Saturday, June 16, 2007
A year ago today Neil and Francesca were married here in our garden - the weather was wonderful and the day was perfect in every way. This is a nervous groom awaiting his bride and an even more nervous minister about to conduct his first ever wedding - he is the bride's brother:)
Here comes the bride - half an hour late!! I think Neil nearly had 10 sets of kittens but there was heavy Saturday afternoon traffic which held them up.
Safely married - and the minister did a great job, his little sermon was both appropriate and amusing.
Inside the marquee - the chairs are all up on the top lawn ready for the ceremony. The ushers did a top class job getting them all back down there while the photographs were being taken. I had two old and decrepit apple trees removed to accomodate the marquee but I informed them that the crab-apple was staying. Everyone thought it made a nice centre piece!
A good time being had by all, in the evening we had a fantastic Argentinian playing guitar and singing - latin american, swing and jazz. Some of the tables were taken out of the marquee onto the two lawns so people could dance, talk or just sit and listen to the music.
And am I glad this wasn't happening today after 48 hours of non-stop rain and a garden that is giving a good imitation of a bog!