Sunday, 6 September 2015

A Weekend Wedding

We spent Saturday at a wedding, the boys looked smart and handsome in their suits, the sun thankfully shone for the bride and groom and we all had a most enjoyable afternoon and evening, even if by the end of the event my poor feet were killing me (high heels and dancing do not mix well!).

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Every little detail had been carefully thought of and planned to perfection.  With the newly weds already being parents they ensured the children were well entertained and happy.  They had a sweet table for the children to enjoy, although I am not sure if free reign is a good idea, it depends how well your child can moderate what they take!!!  We had some serious sugar rushes but its no surprise the display looked very tempting… I felt a bit sorry for my friend who was stuck on the kids table!  They were VERY loud and boisterous; trying to get them to simmer down for the speeches was not an easy matter.

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If you want to do something similar for a wedding have a great selection of retro sweets that are sure to appeal to your guests.  I think a sweet table seems to be growing in popularity at weddings, just leave an adult close by to supervise portion size.  I really wish we had one nine years ago when we wed, we only had about five children at the wedding but I am sure the adults would have been happy to oblige with eating all the sweets – and quite possibly would have been able to keep the sugar rush under wraps!!!

On the tables for the adults was a pretty little box with a packet of love hearts hiding inside, but you can pick different wedding favours because these days we are spoilt with choice.  I think it’s nice to leave the guests with a memento of the day; mind you the boys pinched our wedding favours so that was the end of them!  Traditionally sugar almonds are given but personally I cannot stand them, I would stick with something heart shaped because you might as well go all out on the love theme when it’s your wedding.  I did feel quite emotional watching our friends get married, I quite fancy having a blessing one day, I would say after 10 years of being married but that’s not a huge way off and we would need to save up.  If not I will just have to go all out when the boys get married and see if I can help organise the sweet table or wedding favours just so I can go overboard on colourful sweets and obviously taste test as many as possible to make sure they are just right for the occasion...

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