ANOTHER WONDERFUL WEDDING

BOY I AM STILL EXHAUSTED! ANYONE WHO HAS HAD CHILDREN GET MARRIED WILL KNOW WHAT I MEAN. IT’S NOT JUST THE DAY BUT THE LEAD UP AND ALL THE FLUFFING AROUND..IT COMPOUNDS AND DAYS AFTER YOU STILL FIND YOURSELF TIRED!

HAVING SAID THIS …WHAT A DAY..THE WEATHER FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR WAS A SHOCKER!! THE DAY BEFORE CLOUDS  AND DRIZZLE  SO I MADE THE MOST OF THE BREAKS IN THE WEATHER TO TAKE SOME PICS.

WE WERE AT A LOVELY PLACE CALLED THE HARVEST FARM AND PHIL AND I ,CHRIS (THE GROOM) BRAD OUR ELDEST SON AND MICHAEL (CHRISTOPHERS TWIN BROTHER) AND HIS GIRLFRIEND ALL STAYED IN THE FRONT COTTAGE… BRAD’S WIFE SARAH WAS AT THEIR PLACE ON KITTY DUTY AND RHIANNON OUR DAUGHTER AND HER BOYFRIEND WERE ARRIVING ON THE DAY. THE BACK COTTAGE AMBER THE BRIDE TO BE AND HER SISTER SARAH WERE STAYING.

COTTAGE VIEWS

COTTAGE VIEWS

THE COTTAGE WE STAYED IN

THE COTTAGE WE STAYED IN

THE MOUNTAINS IN THE BACKGROUND

THE MOUNTAINS IN THE BACKGROUND

THOSE CLOUDS ....

THOSE CLOUDS ….

CHRIS AND HIS BROTHER MICHAEL TAKING BALLOONS DOWN TO MARK THE WAY TO THE CEREMONY

CHRIS AND HIS BROTHER MICHAEL TAKING BALLOONS DOWN TO MARK THE WAY TO THE CEREMONY

LONG AND WINDING DRIVEWAY

LONG AND WINDING DRIVEWAY

SUCH COLORFUL FLOWERS

SUCH COLORFUL FLOWERS

 

AND ON THE DAY …THE HEAVENS OPENED UP…WE HAD BLACK CLOUDS,THUNDER,LIGHTENING AND TORRENTIAL RAIN!! WE ALSO HAD A BRIDE IN TEARS….

SO THE MEN GOT BUSY..ALL CHAIRS WERE BOUGHT IN TO THE BACK COTTAGE AND ROSE PETALS STREWN ON THE FLOOR..THE BRIDES MUM AND I HAD A TIME TRYING TO CONVINCE HER THAT IS WAS OK..POOR KID WAS INCONSOLABLE..

THE PLAN HAD ALWAYS BEEN TO MARRY UNDER THE BIG OAK TREE..THE WHOLE PLACE WAS CHOSEN FOR THIS REASON..AND NOW IT WAS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN..

THE OAK TREE WHERE THE WEDDING WAS TO BE PERFORMED

THE OAK TREE WHERE THE WEDDING WAS TO BE PERFORMED

CHRIS WAITING FOR THE BRIDE

CHRIS WAITING FOR THE BRIDE

WONDER WHAT MY THREE BOYS ARE THINKING

WONDER WHAT MY THREE BOYS ARE THINKING

 

IT WAS AMAZING HOW MANY PEOPLE WE CRAMMED INTO THAT COTTAGE..AND HOW QUICKLY IT WAS DONE!! HENCE THE LOOK ON MY BOYS FACES..THINK THEY WERE BEWILDERED!!

THE CEREMONY WAS BEAUTIFUL ,THE WORDS THEY EACH WROTE WERE LOVING AND FUN JUST LIKE THEM..THEY CLEARLY ADORE EACH OTHER AND AS MUCH AS IT WAS NOT HOW THEY PLANNED IT…THEY ARE NOW MARRIED AND THIS WILL ALWAYS BE A MEMORABLE DAY FOR US ALL.

I SHALL CATCH UP WITH YOU ALL SOON..I AM STILL IN FRAZZLE MODE!!