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!