Tuesday, 17 July 2018

A Marriage of Two Parts - Part 1

We had no sooner come home from Greece from my eldest son's wedding than we were donning our glad rags once more for my second eldest son's wedding. And whereas the first was a totally Greek experience this time it was typically Cantabrigian.

Sam and Elle's legal ceremony took place in Cambridge on Wednesday attended by close family and friends.


It was an intimate ceremony where they were married in the eyes of the law.


After which the entire wedding party walked down Castle Hill to the River Cam. Long time readers will know that Sam's day job (when he isn't writing) is pushing punts for tourists but this time he was allowed to sit and enjoy the ride as his punting company provided three punts with chauffeurs for us all.


The prosecco flowed and there was much laughter and fun. It was wonderful to see Sam and Elle look so happy.




Everyone enjoyed themselves from the very youngest member of the party, our grandson


(Who didn't stop giggling the entire afternoon)


to the oldest member, my Mum, who thoroughly enjoyed herself.


Once off the punts we then headed to the rooftop bar and restaurant of The Varsity Hotel with its views over Cambridge where we had a lovely meal.


It was another very happy occasion... but it was just the beginning...

Three days later we were celebrating all over again for what was in many ways the main event. The vows, exchange of rings and the party. The two days in between I spent baking and decorating cupcakes... but you'll just have to come back tomorrow to see the cakes and hear all about the second instalment!

26 comments:

  1. Wow, you have been busy. Another beautiful couple and congratulations to them.

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  2. This really has been the summer of weddings for you Gina! :)

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    1. And we still have one more to go next month!

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  3. It looks beautiful .... and Cambridge provides the perfect backdrop!

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    1. Especially on such a beautiful day too!

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  4. Looks like a lovely day judging by the smiles!!
    We are off to,Cambridge on Thursday for our grandson's Yr 6 concert/play.We understand he has the comedy part.Four hours drive for us.
    Do you have open studio this weekend?If you do can you send me the postcode because I would love to come and see your work.

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    1. Yes, I do! It would be lovely to meet you. We are south of Cambridge SG8 0PD. Enjoy your grandson's play x

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  5. I hope you have your feet up resting this week! Can't wait for more details. (And for the record, I had to look up cantabrigian LOL!)

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    1. I did wonder if I needed to put a link to Cantabrigian for non locals 😁

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  6. Everyone looks so happy! Congratulations to the newly weds and looking foward to part 2.

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    1. The celebrations just kept getting better!

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  7. Congratulations to the happy couple, what a lovely way to celebrate!

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    1. We're having quite a summer of celebrations!

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  8. What a wonderful way to get married, and stunning weather for punting along the river. The bride looks absolutely gorgeous, some lovely photos of them both, I'm wishing them a lifetime of happy adventures together. I shall look forward to seeing the next part. CJ xx

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    1. I have no doubt their lives will be one long happy adventure as they both have such a unique sense of wonder at the world... plus a great sense of the ridiculous!

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  9. How wonderful! Everybody looks so happy, it is a joy to see. Punting along the river sounds like fun! x

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    1. It was such a happy two days.

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  10. All looks like it went perfectly Gina much to your relief I'm sure. Have already seen your cup cakes etc on Instagram so those who follow you on blogger are in for a treat.

    Mitzi

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    1. They were just a minor part of what was an amazing day Mitzi, but thank you!

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  11. Terrific photos and info. The newlyweds look so happy and relaxed.

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    1. Its been an amazing couple of weeks Christine.

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  12. The punt party looks perfect!

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  13. Lovely, lovely, lovely. Looks a fabulously happy and sunny day. x

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    1. It was, every last little detail!

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