Wedding hair do
The Happy Couple
Receiving a horse shoe from my cousins
These are the pictures that really capture the special moments of the day because sadly it was downhill from this moment onwards! Not only was the cake not delivered to the venue but Sara became very unwell and was unable to enjoy the afternoon tea at The Midland Hotel. In fact she was so poorly that the out of hours deputising service dispatched an ambulance and a canula line was inserted into the vein in her right arm and two drugs administered, one anti sickness and the other low dose morphine. Once in hospital the doctor in A&E ran a series of blood tests and administered two consecutive IV drips. We finally left hospital at 2am, Sara came home with me and Tom travelled back to stay with his parents!! Despite looking very grey and drawn, Sara managed a lovely smile and said, "I have had a lovely day mum, I'm married and that is all that counts!"
I finally managed to contact the cake lady at 8am the day after and needless to say she was dreading my call :-( Aparantly she had marked the date in her diary for the 10th October and the cake had not even been iced as she thought she had another month to finish the work! So in between finishing orders for this week, she worked until the early hours to finish Sara and Tom's cake and we had a cutting of the cake ceremony with his family at their home on Sunday:
We had a wonderful family get together. Tom made some yummy scones including a gluten free version and they were topped with Dave's home made damson jam. Time sped quite quickly and before we new it, Sara announced that it was half past six and would we like to stay for supper. We all pitched in with the food prep and enjoyed a butternut squash, spinach, mushroom and pine nut bake, topped with parmesan cheese and chilli flakes, this was served with garlic potatoes and salad. Dessert was juicy ripe strawberries and cream.
I held it together for the wedding and for our visitors Emma and Sr Morgan (i'll post about their visit tomorrow) but needless to say it has taken its toll and both mine and Dave's health has not been good since the weekend. We are however making a concerted effort to get to bed early and so I will sign off for now.
Love to those of you reading this and I will catch up with you soon x