Monday, 28 July 2014

A Northern Wedding

We were in Manchester this Friday (25.07) for a family wedding on my boyfriends side.  A big Northern traditional family wedding.

What a lovely day it was indeed, fantastic weather and no rain!

The colour scheme pinks and whites (both light and dark).  The brides dress was lovely, very traditional, as was the theme, but I think she could have found a style slight more suitable for her figure!

They started with a Catholic wedding (which I think these days are a little to long), followed by a fabulous reception at Gorton Monastery!  We all arrived by vintage bus put of by the bride and groom.

We were welcomed with a glass of champagne in the garden, then canapes - to be honest there was more than one glass per person (which I love).  Then we found our tables (all named after places they had visited). The favors: a donation to four charities close to their heart, and we each received a pin representing one!

Red, and white wine were on the table and an extra glass of bubbles for the speeches!  The sit down meal: Duck pate, pan fried chicken leg with chorizo risotto and to finish either chocolate mousse or creme brulee.

The groom and best man speeches were emotion and about friends and family, no need to make a joke at the grooms expense.  The father of the groom choose not to make a speech??

After this it was a blur for a while... the bar was free :-)))  *big plus points*

Then the newly weds took to the floor for their first dance followed by us drunken ladies kicking our heels off and making some shapes to the 80s disco!!

The evening reception was great as well.  They had an evening buffet, BBQ style, mini burgers, kebabs etc.  A pick n mix station and make your own Mr Whipy ice cream. BEST THING EVER.

After that the night drinks, smokes and chatter, thank god for free bars.  A great day and night was had by all.

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