Friday, 18 June 2010

The reception x

After a wonderful wedding day, we had everything crossed for another bright sunny day for the garden reception, but the powers that be had other ideas lol
But no matter, we got up early and began to set up the gazebo and house for the arrival of 45 + guests.

It was all hands on deck, as bunting was hung, more tables found and covered.....
...glasses where tired with drink me tags, strawberry vodka jelly shots stacked up, cutlery laid, plates and bowls out.....

... flowers and food set out and then everyone started to arrive. We came down fashionable 10 mins late.
And began to greet our guests.
A big thank you to my cousin Mandy for bringing over the dips and veg platters and hanging the bunting. Plus over seeing the organisation's of food and decoration displaying lol have you thought of becoming a wedding reception planner lol
Also thanks to my friend Alison for making plates of yummy tartlets. They were so good honey x
Here are the 2 love birds, Jade and Tom. Jade spent the whole time taking Tom round to everyone showing him off, awww young love xxx
It was lovely to see everyone so happy and the grey skies and drizzle didn't bother us.
We wanted our wedding reception to be a children friendly time as well, so here is the kids food table lol full of naughty treats. We did proved mini sandwiches too but the treats went down the best hehe! And who can blame them ;)
Ava set herself up in the best seat in the house and got stuck right in. Bless her x
The party was in full swing and there was lots of playing...
... and drinking, eating, music and talking being done.

I have to say a thank you to my lovely new sister-in-law Sam for all her help with displaying the cupcakes I baked and attaching all the "drink me" tags to the glasses. With out you're help they would of just been left to the last minute. And you made them look wonderful x The photo above was taken the day after our big day because there where so any more cupcakes than that (I just forgot to get a close up picture on the day).
Two more lovely ladies to thank, Carol for doing my hair, cutting Ben's mum's fringe because her hair dresser had messed it up (lol) driving me and the cupcakes to the reg office and helping clear up our house after the party ended.
And Tracy (the lady behind with blue on) for sitting with me putting together 50 cupcake favour boxes.
Thanks ladies you're both stars ***
Granny cupcakes has made a new best friend with our next door neighbour Mary, bless the two of them. Getting tipsy and laughing LOL
Mary had to be walked back round home because she was a little bit more than tipsy hehe! And they are both 89, if you can't get drunk at that age I don't know when you can! I bet she slept well that night.
Hello mummy-in-law, cheers. Are you tipsy too?
Now Ben and I didn't really want to do speeches or cutting of the cake but that Granny cupcakes had other ideas.
And got us to stand and say a few words, which wasn't that bad really. Ben handled it well and did most of the talking. And I thanked everyone that had helped make both days special.
This cake didn't last long I can tell you, even if I say it myself. It was yummy yum yum!
After the cake cutting the fun didn't end there lol oh no.
It was confetti time in the cupcakes garden (none was thrown at the wedding because Rochester is a no confetti town) so everyone had saved it for this day. That night I was still finding it in my knickers LOL thanks Granny!
Awww more photo's, food, drink, music and laughter. We couldn't of asked for a nicer time. I hope I (we) got around to everyone that came.

Thank you the flowers where everything I'd dreamed of.

Cornish sweet peas and peonies. They smelt amazing and lasted for over two weeks after.

So apart from a little drizzle the whole day went really well and everyone enjoyed it. And made it something to remember forever. I didn't want it to end.
Thank you Ben for making me the happiest woman in the world. I love you hubby xxxx
Hugs and love,


VA Boutique said...

Aaahh it all looks so adorable & perfect.
Looks like everyone had a wonderful time, especially Granny cupcakes & Mary ~ *Tee hee* Bless them.
Thank you for sharing all these wonderful photos of your special day.
Lots of love

topchelseagirl said...

It all looks fantastic. Far better than some stuffy do .

Cat said...

This has to be the most perfectly pink wedding :)
Everything looks so lovely and so 'real'
Thanks for sharing

Jen Walshaw said...

Wonderful, it looks like you all had the perfect day. Well done and congratulations again

Simply H said...

Congratulations, it looks like you all had a wonderful and perfect day to remember x

Shabby Chick said...

What a wonderful, personal and beautiful reception! You can tell you thought of everything and it's all gorgeous, well done you!

Mel xxx

claire Maraldo said...

Oh wow! you got some great pix.

i've got some lovely ones of your cakes and jellies before we all started eating them! I'll email them to you.

such a lovely day . . .

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Fantastic! That party looks just perfect! Love that cupcake stand with the birdie, where is that from?

Sheila said...

Congratulations again, everything looks so so lovely!
You can tell so much time and effort went into everything its so beautiful and personal.

Melissa said...

C.O.N.G.R.A.T.U.L.A.T.I.O.N.S lovely girl!!!!
looks gorgeous and personal and very very the smiles are still fixed to your faces!
lovely to share all the family photos....enjoy that spot on cloud 9....
melissa x

A Thrifty Mrs said...


Thrilled for you.

madmummy said...

Hello there! Just checking in to see how married life is treating you ;0) !!
x Steph

Summer Blue said...

Oh Catherine, I'm SO sorry I haven't commented for such a long time...what with moving house then the dreaded computer gremlins I've been somewhat out of action for a while.
Your day looks AMAZING and you all looked so beautiful, what a great reception full of your nearest and dearest...just how it should be.....Your dress was just gorgeous, you looked beautiful and the flowers....what a great choice, obvioulsy Ben insisted on those to match his tie ;-)
Hope you're enjoying married life,
Lots of love,
P.S Can't not comment on GCC, she looked fantastic didn't she?

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Congratulations, looks like a wonderful day. You have such lovely friends & familysounds like they made you day soo special.
Thanks for sharing.
Luv Sophie xxx

CountryRose said...

This website is so lovely and well designed! And I love the layout , and the wedding looks absolutely perfect! xxxxx

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