Tuesday 29 August 2017

What a weekend!

We certainly can't say that this summer has been uneventful over here in Deb's World.  Last week I shared photos of the legal part of our son's wedding - this week I can share photos of the celebration that they held for family and friends.  There was a Mexican theme to this one (they are not the most conventional of couples!) and Sophie's mum managed to track down a Mariachi band and arranged for them to come onto the dance floor after Jon and Sophie had done the official wedding 'first dance'.  They had absolutely no idea what was coming and these photos capture the total shock on their faces as the band came into the marquee

After getting everyone up on the dance floor to some absolute classic sounds, they took the party outside to entertain those who were sitting on hay bales.  I don't think many people can say they have experienced being serenaded by a mariachi band with the sun setting behind them - what memories!

And of course there would be no traditional wedding cake - they had a multi coloured jelly 'cake' (can't begin to explain the concerns about removing jellies from moulds onto a glass display stand in the heat)

Can you believe that we had such brilliant weather for both weddings?  Oh my goodness, England does not have a good reputation for reliable summer sunshine and we have had a particularly bad spell of weather this month but we were so lucky.

You'd have thought that was enough celebrating for one weekend wouldn't you?  Oh no, we still had a birthday party to go to.  A day early as his first birthday is actually today but as it was a Bank Holiday weekend, it seemed the perfect time to wish Leo a very happy birthday.
His mum made him a beautiful cake
And after spending hours making it and moulding that lovely lion for the centre piece - his first reaction was to pull off the lion's head and eat it.

Jon and Sophie popped in to say hello before going home to pack for their honeymoon and were desperate for him to open their present a day early.  It was a play tunnel that connected onto a pop up tent.  He loved it.

I can see him having a lot of fun in there!

So that's it - all the celebrations over, what a 12 months it has been!  I think it's now time to let life settle and get back to normal - although I can't quite remember what 'normal' feels like!


Patio Postcards said...

What a fun theme for a wedding party. Is that you with your big hat in the surprise band photo? Fun Fun Fun & that's just how a marriage should start off.

Leo is one already, oh the time, she flies ... I wouldn't count on normal for a while yet ... but kick back now to enjoy the last of summer's joys & un-normal English summer weather - are there any margaritas left? (col).

debs14 said...

No that isn't me - that's Sophie's Mum! The sombrero was last used when Sophie went on her hen party weekend to Budapest. Her friends dressed her up in sombrero, poncho, fake moustache and cigar. Must have been fun going through security and trying to explain why you are dressed like a Mexican!

Maggie said...

Looks like a fabulous weekend and so lucky with the weather. What a wonderful surprise! Love the pic with the sunset in the back. Happy Birthday Leo too!

Julie Kirk said...

What a wonderful summer you've had - such happy photos!

alexa said...

What a super lot of celebrating! I love the idea of the Mexican theme ... and that photo of Leo in the play tunnel is so eminently scrappable :).