First there was an engagement. This was great news.
The proposal had taken place in October while they were walking along "Wansfell Pike" in the Lake District. After asking Husb's permission first, which had impressed Husb immensely, my future S-I-L chased after my cold, wet and hungry daughter and popped the question and "MUM, IT WAS PERFECT"
so it was no surprise they chose the Lakes as their wedding venue.
But Mum and Dad needed to see where they had chosen.
So we nipped up the M6 and over the scenic Kirkstone Pass...
...and found both the flat where we would be staying...
(5, Ullswater Court)
and the Inn on the Lake.
Ullswater is so scenic. What a beautiful place.
And then the colouring started!
Pixen had designed the invitations and we liked them so much that we used the the design for various other things...
...like the A4 "Just Married" sign for outside the wedding breakfast room,
and the menu cards (with their Martin-the-Bus ribbon)
Drakey was checking which way our side partings went and whether we had a fringe/moustache/glasses etc...
(these went down so well, within seconds we were all WEARING them)
She got her hubby-to-be exactly right.
Dids was easy... no hair! Wills always wears big earrings and a scarf :)
I do a lot of starjumps!
I coloured a dressyuppy sign...
and Pixen was fabulous with her pipe cleaners and Tippex and plant canes and black card.
Drake printed off some photos of when the in-laws-to-be had THEIR OWN special days over 30 years before.
Jam jars were filled...
and Kath spent hours and hours and HOURS superimposing one photograph on top of another for the wedding favours. Inside the boxes would be Grasmere-type gingerbread so Laura spent hours and hours and HOURS perfecting her recipe (OMG it was AMAZING!)
(These were a very big hit.)
The family began booking their accomodation!! This was getting soooo exciting!
Pixen's sign was packed....
...Husb ordered 4 orange trees (and they fitted on the back seat of his Cactus...)
(also a very big hit)
and Drake put the finishing touches to her outfit.
The boys needed to bond though, as boys do (?!) so after they had been measured up for suits, they had a game of golf and then came to watch a bit of cricket before heading to Sergio's for some food and Commonhall Social for some drink.
Let's go to the Lakes and have a wedding!