Sunday, 25 April 2010

Friends and Weddings

This weekend was lovely.
Our very lovely friends got married after 20 something years together, with their son and daughter as witnesses.
The Groom is God-Father to the youngest Frog.
There was nothing traditional about this wedding.

The phone rang:
Groom: Hiya Frog, um, it's getting close to the Wedding Day, um, apparently it takes 15 minutes to do it and we're doing it at 4.30, so I think we'll be home by 5.15. If you and the other Frogs want to come over at 5.30 with some sausages, H says he'll do a barbecue.

We arrived at 5.30.
Our girls had made the happy couple cards, a poem and some lovely cushions.
Darling Husband & I took a bottle of fizz, chocolate, a gorgeous fat pot I've just made and of course the sausages.

The Happy couple were just arriving home after buying some local cider from their neighbour and enlightened us to their movements since being married.

On the way home they stopped at a local Agricultural supplies store. They browsed a little and bought courgette plants plus another essential item.
Someone they knew spotted them and commented they were dressed very smartly.
Groom: Yes, well we've just got married.
Spotter: What are you doing in here then (splutter)?
Groom: Buying Dog food of course!
Spotter staggered away in shock.

We laughed about that many times during our evening sat outside their gorgeous cottage.
There were 6 adults and 5 offspring.
We had a lovely evening, in lovely company, and of course, great sausages.

The couple are the most wonderful people you could ever meet, kind, clever, funny, thoughtful, happy and contented...a truly beautiful family.
It's a pleasure to be their friends.


zooarchaeologist said...

Sounds fab, that's very much the way to do it!

London City Mum said...

Wonderful and how enlightening to do away with all the fuss and bother!

Congratulations to them all.


muummmmeeeeee...... said...

How gorgeous is that! They clearly got married for love and not for the white dress and ghastly buffet!

nat said...

casual very nice!

nappy valley girl said...

Sausages and cider - yum, and so much nicer than horrible poached salmon in a marquee. How nice to be so relaxed.

Tattie Weasle said...

Less is definitely more - what a wonderful wedding, definitley one to remember and savour!

Moobaacluck said...

Fabulous! this really made me smile - have a sunshine award:) ( if you fancy accepting have a look at my blog for instructions) ONly just getting around to doing mine, takes flippin ages:) love Gabs

Brit in Bosnia / Fraught Mummy said...

Oh what a lovely wedding. Love the idea of buying dog food on the way home! Popping by after your mail message to me on twitter. So glad I did!

rock n roll mummy said...

Sounds fab, very relaxed and a refreshing change to all the normal high dramas that always come with weddings.

Your bags look fantastic by the way x

MummyMatters said...

This made me chuckle - at the end of the day - your wedding day is what you make of it as it is ultimately YOUR day! After 20 years together I'm sure they know how to make each other happy!