After months of garden planning, weeks of organising, and days of arranging furniture, outdoor seating, boilers for heating BBQ’s for cooking, and lots more, March 3rd, 2018 arrived. Thick fog, that eventually rolled away. The archway to the right, was where Kaz and Jo walked through.
People arrived, cars lined the driveway…there were dozens more after I took this photo.
The quad shed had been decorated in case of rain!! Frost netting adorned the rafters, greenery galore, hay bale seating, and more drapery. Fairy lights, decorations in tin cans, beautiful.
The marquee had beautiful floral arrangements in huge containers.
Vintage tablecloths on every table.
Guests and the seating.
I had an earlier view, again some vintage goodies there, pearls,and lace from my gown from 1962.Jo in burgundy, this is just before they drove off to join the men for some photos around the farm.
Before the ceremony began, a candle was lit,
“ In loving memory of those who are present in our hearts”
We all remembered Russell, Ralph’s Dad, Ralph’s aunts, and others.
After the ceremony.
The men had dark trousers, shirts with burgundy pattern and cuffs, and hats!!
I took this photo the next day, this arrangement was on the table with the registry book. Family table,another vintage tablecloth.
PROUD parents!! I walked up to the deck and spoke on behalf of Hugh and it went so well, Lots of laughs and applause!!!
Up the driveway, the traditional vows were painted onto signs, this one was saved for afterwards!!
Later in the day, black clouds hover, another local wedding had thunder and torrential rain, it travelled further away.
The apron of the day, one made for local areas, with every community name printed there. The caterers and all their helpers worked so hard, non-stop. Younger family members did a wonderful job of handing round platters, making sure glasses were full.
The big boilers, with cut out words, done by Hamish, this was one for Ann’s brother Ross. They were stunning when the fire was lit and the names stood out so well, The other one has the grandchildren’s names.
Hamish, Sally, Kaz, a dear friend and Ralph. Happiness in every smile.
Thank you all so much for your thoughts, prayers and good wishes.
Quotation of the day,1 Corinthians 13: 7-8
“ Love bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things,
Love never fails”
Greetings from Jean.