My husband, John and I recently attended the wedding of his niece Amy and her new husband Adam, in Hertfordshire, England and I can tell you that  weddings are pretty universal around the world. That said, they are all unique.  And Amy and Adam made sure of that.  They are a very natural and green couple, who believe in preserving the planet and they had some very definite views about what they wanted for their wedding day. In fact because you just cannot get married in a park or suchlike, in England,  without it being a registered place to be married in, they were legally married the day before, at a registry office with just their immediate families present.

And so it was, that they were married, albiet in the format of a Commitment Ceremony,  on a farm, in a field, with guests sitting on blankets, a beautiful English summer day (could have been raining), with a Celebrant who was a male friend who went to university with them, (and who did a great job), Mr Whippy turned up, they played games one of which was the”welly wanging” competition, (a game that I am sure us Aussie’s know nothing about) and  egg and spoon race, a BBQ followed,  and finally an 11 piece swing and lindy hop band, that had, just the week before performed at the legendary Glastonbury Festival, were the entertainment for the night.  And  a great night was had by all.

The style of wedding would not suit everyone, but it was just perfect for Amy and Adam. You made us a very proud Uncle and Aunty.  Best wishes, kids!

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Amy, her sister Clare, flowergirl and guess who.....Aunty Victoria.......with bubbles

Amy, her sister Clare, flowergirl and guess who.....Aunty Victoria.......with bubbles

Very interesting story to the cake

Very interesting story to the cake