Bank holiday weekend and the weather remained resolutely chilly with hail showers carried on brisk northerly wind. But warmth was provided for us with the wedding of Steve and Les’s eldest daughter, Sara. The whole day was wonderful right from the entry of the bride to the church, and the subsequent exit (accompaniment: “Everybody needs somebody” from the Blues Brothers), to the reception which had the best food we have tasted at a wedding followed by some fine country dancing (I was particularly proud of my Gay Gordon) and a classic wedding disco. No one fell out, no one fell over and everyone had a great time.
We were chuffed to be invited and even more pleased to be able to contribute to the day by providing the table decorations for the reception. A combination of bluebells, forget-me-not and garden greenery worked well. Even that was a group effort in which bride, friends, mother of bride and even the groom helped make the bouquets. Of course Mrs B knew exactly which ones she had composed and which ones the groom or my good self had thrown together, but as a set of three jam jar posies to a table the results were pretty satisfying.