Monday, 19 February 2018

Ada & Dale’s wedding



It’s over a week since Ada & Dale got married at Hunton Park Hotel, Kings Langley, with their Star Wars theme. The tables were named after planets featuring in the films and along with flowers, there were lightsabers as centre pieces. The lightsabers were enjoyed by all after the meal. It’s a lovely old house with the ceremony in the orangery there. Luckily, the house was perfect for photos, which was just as well as it poured all day long, so we weren’t able to take advantage of the beautiful gardens and grounds. They had a three tiers wedding cake, Dale’s mum Lynn made the bottom chocolate cake, plus the sugar flowers to match Ada’s bouquet, Louise made the middle red velvet cake and I made the small (we’ve only got a little oven) top lemon drizzle cake. Heather (see her Overells Oddities on all social media) made Ada’s and the bridesmaids origami flower bouquets. We haven’t got the official photos yet which is a shame.

First dance

Waiting for the bride

Alf (Dale's dad) & Magnus

There were 5 children, 8 years old and under, so Ada & Dale had a play room with ball pond, play mats and tunnels for them. It wasn’t just the kids that enjoyed the play things though.

Nikita Lance Heather Magnus
Nathan John Lance & Magnus

Ada trying to squeeze her dress throught the tunnel

Quite a lot of the guests stayed at Hunton Park on the wedding night, which meant we were able to meet up at breakfast time.

The evening before the wedding Ada stayed at my sister Louise’s house along with Heather & Nikita. As we were moored at Hunton Bridge a few minutes walk from Louise’s I joined them for a pizza & Prosecco supper, Samantha came too. Three of the husbands went to the pub.

Girls pizza & presecco night

Our friends Brad & Arlene flew in from Canada for the week of the wedding. Arlene & I have been pen-pals for 45 years. They arrived a day late as their internal flight to Toronto International airport was cancelled. They’d booked ticket for the four of us to see ‘Wicked’ in London, which they sadly had to miss. They managed to stay an extra day and as I’d already booked us all uncancellable rooms at a hotel at Heathrow so we spent 2 nights there and took a double decker bus, they only have single deckers inCanada, to Hampton Court Palace and yet another damp & dismal day. They spent a couple of days on the boat with us and we cruised a few miles and did 12 locks.

Brad & Arlen at Hampton Court

We drank Heaathrow Premier Inn out of beer

 We are now just waiting for a lock to be repaired at Berkhamsted so we can head north to Colecraft Boats to have some adjustments made to our front door & side hatches.

Cactus wedding favours in our pots from Heather's wedding

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