I was at my friends Caitriona and Stephen's wedding yesteday. It was a lovely relaxed day and evening - a very cool wedding held in the beautiful settings of Horetown House..
Unfortunately my phone (i.e. my camera is still out of action) so I don't have photos of all the nice touches at this wedding that I would like to show you :-(
So this is me all dressed up for the wedding. You can't really see it in this pic but my hair was styled very 60/70's a la Sharon Stone in Casino.
I wore my gold shoes and purse which I dragged out from the back of the wardrobe. This was the first time in 6/7 years that I've worn the shoes. They were actually very comfortable!
So here's some of those little touches I mentioned!
The dressing on the tables was so nice and rustic and very herb inspired!
At either side of the big plant pot there were vintage teacups with flowers and plants in them.
Tucked into our napkins was the most divine smelling sprig of rosemary. I kept fingering and smelling it throughout the evening, and I noticed around the room, I was not the only person doing this.
What an adorable dessert table! Notice the lavender in the mugs - there was a lot of lavender in the church also, plus the little flower girl had a wreath of lavender in her hair.
The cakes and macaroons were home made by a relative of the grooms.
Fun with dressing up!
In one of the drawing rooms Caitriona had set up a chest of dressing up props. Plus there was a polaroid camera (with tons and tons of boxes of polaroid film!) and a wedding album.
We all had fun taking photos and gluing them into an album and writing a message.
It was a really great day. Horetown House is a very nice big old country estate house. The drinks reception (champers and divine hors d'oeuvres) was held in two big adjoining drawing/sitting rooms. We then moved into a great big marquee (rustic white sheeting and lovely whitewashed wooden floor) for the meal and dancing. And then at about 2am a lot of the wedding party headed down into the cellar to the bar for some music and singing - both families are verrrrrry musical.
Thank you to Caitriona and Stephen for a beautiful day.
Ps. It is really unfortunate I have no more photos, I have a feeling you would all LOVE to see the bride, her dress was like something out of Downton Abbey, and the bridesmaids, oh my gosh, divine 1950's dusky pink brocade dresses.