Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Joe and Fern's wedding

Phew. At last I can sit down at my sewing machine and sew, instead of racing around a makeshift kitchen for hour after hour a bit like the white rabbit in Alice in wonderland. I've been away helping a couple of friends cater for a wedding in Worcester. We worked for 17 and a half hours on Friday (after I twisted my ankle on Thursday catching my foot in a rabbit hole). Ouch. It didn't however stop me from dancing crazily for hours on Saturday night in the fabulous circus big top that Joe and Fern (the happy couple) had erected for the weekend.
I must admit that the wedding, was the most UNBELIEVABLE wedding, (no, make that EVENT) I've ever been to. The wedding bar has been raised and will not be seen this high for at least a year or so to come.
We had all sorts of helpers though...
this was the kitchen that we had to work in...it took Clarry and Lisa 8 hours solid to make all the mini sausage rolls.
the only way to stir that much sausage mince was to get right in there up to your elbows.
We made hampers for 200 people. Here's one we prepared earlier.
Joe and Fern had booked the whole campsite of the most amazing farm and recording studio called "The Hatch" here's a photo from their website (I hope they'll forgive me for using it).Everyone brought tents and camped in the orchard.
A great time was had by all.

This is what it looked like apré wedding!After it was all over, I decided to keep going West and make a short detour to Wales instead of setting off at 6pm on Sunday for the 4-5 hour trip back to Norfolk.
We have Welsh ancestors somewhere in our lineage and I'm not sure if it was autosuggestion or not but it looked REALLY familiar. I drove to Brecon and stayed in the quietest hotel you could ever wish for. I slept for 10 and a half hours solid.
And guess what? Wales is beautiful just like everybody says.
What the hell were those green shapes in the landscape though??? Oh I get it they're hills.


Anonymous said...

Ah love you Joey.Great pics! Love the one of you and the crisps! xxxxx c

JoeyJoJo said...

It's that picture that's making me walk a little faster at the moment...Thanks though C. Is was such fun. xxx