Friday 6th August was a happy day. It was also the first wedding in the family of the next generation and we travelled to Leek, Staffordshire for the event. Our beautiful niece Laura married her lovely Chris and oh dear, here I am crying yet again just writing this. I did warn them that I would cry and I did, so did a few others, the bride included. Laura was just so happy, it was one of those joyful, teary days.
A little adjustment of the head dress.
Their two dogs came too, just to see their mum and dad. I did wonder that they might be on guard duty either side of the church door like a pair of Staffordshire pot dogs. They are rescue racing greyhounds and thoroughly pampered.
My Sister-in-Law Gail looked fabulous and she started me off crying the second she arrived in the church. Her outfit looked like Jane Austen had been updated to 21st Century and I am sure she would have loved it too. Proud dad Phil (Brother-in-Law) even had a tear or two, David (Nephew and brother of Laura), Laura and Chris. Chris's mum Fay too looked very elegant in Navy and white lace.( sorry, haven't got a photo of Fay).
This is me and mine. I wore a black and ivory silk spotty dress with pink accessories (what else), Sarah standing behind Mick and myself, Rachel stood with Olly and Rachel's other half Justin sat next to Mick.
The Reception was held in a Marquee and looked fantastic. Very pretty pink and green bunting and chandeliers.
The table plans were set out with jars of yummy sweeties and as I clicked the camera out shot this hand belonging to Neil, partner of Sister-in-Law Sandra.
The wedding cake with its cup cakes and doves.
The table centres had teapots filled with roses and teacups with the table number attached and filled with chocolates. We had a fantastic time and it was great to see everyone.
The sum total of my sewing for the weekend was one pie.
Enough prepped for 5 more pies. Lots more cut out ready and waiting.
I had a bit of a mishap too at the weekend for which I am suffering. I managed to fall down the stairs in the middle of the night and bruised all up my right arm and the small of my back. The stair didn't escape injury either as that came away. That was fixed much more easily. Managed a bit of stitching today but I did ache quite a bit.