Hello my darlings and welcome to this week’s Good Mood Monday blog post!
I’ve spent today slowly working on orders and some marketing stuff while feeling very sleepy and sunburnt after enjoying a weekend worth of wedding celebrations for my awesome friend Fiona and her lovely new husband Sylvain.
The wedding was held at a gorgeous youth hostel in the Perthshire countryside outside if Crieff (which coincidentally the mammy and I visited about 12 years ago for a holiday)
The weekend started with most of the guests arriving on Friday evening and getting settled in while Fiona and Sylvain ran around trying to finish everything off for the next day (it was a totally wonderful and epic DIY wedding)
It was a lovely clear night to wander round and enjoy the spring air and watching the wildlife (and the chickens pecking around their run)
Our gorgeous bedroom door sign 😀
The next day, after some breakfast mum and I decided to head off for a wander up round the campsites and into the woods. Put simply it was absolutely gorgeous. The weather was perfect (at that point it wasn’t too hot!)
After some more breakfast snacking, it was time to go show and dress for the wedding! After chatting and meeting lots of lovely new friends it was time for the ceremony. With a Scottish bride and a French groom and guests coming from all over the world it was a very multinational affair.
The ceremony and vows were performed in both English and French which was a lovely touch to mark the joining of the two families. After the vows (and the happy couple leaving the ceremony to the Star Wars theme tune!) there was lots of chatting, hugging and photographs.
To tide us over we had lots of afternoon tea snacks. I’ve known Fiona for such a long time and it was wonderful to see her so happy, surrounded by friends and family.
The decorations of the barn for the evening were gorgeous, lights and lanterns hung everywhere, they had signs pointing to all the places the couple have been and are planning to go: Australia; Bali; Florida; Thailand and Fiji. They’re then planning Hawaii for a honeymoon and hopefully in a few years even emigrating to Canada!
They had a BBQ for dinner with massive amount of salad and meats, incredible meringue desserts and wedding cake to finish.
(Sorry no photos of that – too busy eating)
Then came the dancing, it was a ceilidh so cue traditional Scottish country dances, meaning most of the Scottish guests vaguely remembering the steps after having them drilled into us at school and the rest of the guests desperately trying to keep up with all the twirling!
We ended up going to bed around 11 while other people including the bride and groom stayed up until about 2am, either wrapping up warm inside drinking cups of tea or outside sitting round a lovely hand built campfire drinking alcohol to keep warm (Sylvain’s little nephews had a lot of fun in the morning building Stonehenge type sculptures out of the firewood)
The next day after breakfast and helping (or in our case watching) the newly-weds dismantle the decorations and pack everything away safely we left the croft, still in glorious sunshine and a few of us joined Fiona and Sylvain for lunch before heading home for good.
Everything about the weekend was lovely, it was so warm (sunburn in Scotland! In May! ) chilled out and happy. I was so happy and thankful to be included in such a wonderful occasion.
So this week’s post has been brought to you by sun, laughter, happiness and love. I’ll be back on Thursday with my A-Z of Charlotte Bronte post but until then,
See you in the future! ♥