Sarah and Phil's wedding this weekend has been truely wonderful, what a completely lovely couple and their friends and family too. I felt very privelidged to be a part of it.
Living locally they had been inspired by our amazing Devon beaches and had an ingenious idea for their table plan (above).
Many reclined during the day on the his and hers deckchairs.
The use of vibrant blue and wonderful bright colours gave a real feel of sunshine and fun. Sarah had her heart set on getting married outside and after a very rainy start to the day and a very nerve racking morning with the weather, we all made a last minute brave decision to go for having the ceremony outside (thanks to the emost wonderful registra) and it was fantastic, just what they had hoped for and the sun even made an appearance or two.
The boys then embarked upon an extreemly competative game of croquet during the drinks reception, I hope the mojito's didn't fuel the competativeness too much.
We were nervous that the forecast rain would render the BBQ rather damp, so Lee and James (our fantastic Chef and his trusty right hand man) errected 3 gazebos in the courtyard and the feast of wonderful BBQing aromas began, Lee turns into a proper showman when BBQ tongs are in his hand.... On the BBQ menu was Salmon, haloumi kebabs, marinated chicken and home made beef burgers, delicious.
A very talented local girl, Lucy Cheetham of 'Juicy Lucy Cupcakes' made this cupcake bonanza. Everyone comented on how delicious they were and they were a perfect second course to the evening Devon delicasy of fish and chips, brought round to guests in little cardboard cartons with Lee's home made tartar sauce on the side (I don't think I am doing them justice with the description, I must remember to take a photo next time).
I don't think the tennis court has seen so much action at a wedding... The boys post croquet embarked upon a 5 aside tennis match. Then after dinner some girls got involved and basketball began, this was followed by an egg throwing competition which apparently was a university tradition, brilliant!!
Then into the evening the disco was fantastic, Sarah and Phil had put together their own playlist and here is Sarah kicking off the tunes.
Rich and I are both exhausted and elated after such a wonderful weekend. Rich picked up the girls from granny and grandad's where they had had a brilliant weekend and we headed to Woolacombe beach in blissful sunshine for a fathers day picnic of Daddy's choice.... Take away pizza.