On Saturday the 20th of June 2009, LB became Mrs Yeti (surname yet to be decided!)
People have asked many times “So, when is the big day?”, to which we’ve replied “It’s the 8th of August that we leave for the GR5. But we’ll be getting married before then of course.”
But the wedding certainly was a Big Day.
We started out with an amazing view of The Weald from Dower Cottage before a first-rate breakfast and a good chat with Andy and Christine, the owners, about the routes we’d all walked in the mountains of Europe as well as those that only they’d done and we now want to!
We decided that we wanted only immediate family at the actual ceremony since neither of us are hugely fussed regarding the official paperwork. But the Registrar was lovely and had a great sense of humour that made the whole thing more special than either of us had expected.
We followed that with a really lovely lunch in a great little country pub followed by a snooze back at Dower Cottage (for those not involved in making the above, amazing floral wreath head-dress for LB!).
Then off to the main event of the day – the Midsummer Party To Celebrate Our Marriage. Which was as good as we could possibly have hoped. With almost all our favourite people in the world (with a few sad exceptions that couldn’t make it of course).
We’ve organised a few fairly large parties ourselves but nothing on this scale. So we’d hounded Diane and Nikki from Food2U over all kinds of details to which they had responded so efficiently that we had relaxed about the whole event weeks in advance.
They’d provided a great selection of mainly classic English and Swedish food (as well as a classic Yeti/LB chili) finished off with Summer Pudding and Ostkaka. Everyone kept saying what gorgeous food had been laid on.
And with very kind help in putting-up a small marquee and delivering drinks, including picking up Harveys Best direct from the brewery, from some very kind friends we didn’t have to think of anything more.
Dancing blended effortlessly with conversation to the mellow sounds of Rockin’ In Rhythm who have been the soundtrack to a contract of mine for a couple of summers as they played in a square outside the client’s office!
The Harveys flowed along with the jazz as people wandered in and out of Westmeston Parish Hall to look out over the fields as the sun set.
A perfect, perfect Big Day.
And with some very kind and very generous gifts into the Honeymoon Fund from our lovely friends our next Big Day should go very well indeed.