Blackthorn Blog

14/07/2011 - Wedding Day

Thanks to everyone who has asked about our son's wedding. Andrew and Ruth were married at Wynyard Hall on Monday 4th July and had the reception at the farm.

Mike and Ruth were mainly responsible for making it a brilliant day. Mike spent a lot of time cleaning the barns after lambing, painting, clearing and tidying. Andrew and Ruth helped and some of their friends did bits and pieces (Emma spent a whole day draping gauze around the barns). Family and some of our friends also helped. Geoff planted all the troughs, Peter and Julie came up to help and Ann handstitched 100 metres of bunting. She said she has never watched so much day time telly, mind on the plus side she's now an expert on antiques and has found her Place in the Sun!!! Joking aside though we were very grateful to everyone (too many to mention by name but you know who you are) for all the help.

Ruth organised everything, sourced all the materials, favours, bridesmaid dresses and shoes, made all the invitations, place cards, Order of Service and Menu cards, draped fabric in the barns and a hundred and one other special touches as well as looking after our little treasure, Harvey. I acted as general labourer and made and decorated the wedding cake. It was all worth it though. When the tables & chairs, flowers and decorations were all in place it looked fabulous.

The bride was stunning, the bridesmaids looked beautiful, the flower girls were gorgeous, the groom, both dads, the Best Man and the groomsmen (including Owen & Liam)looked fab, Alison (Ruth's mum) and Shell (Liam's girlfriend) looked lovely, Harvey (of course) was a real cutie and I scrubbed up ok too.

The food courtesy of Roseberry Caterers was delicious. Everyone fell in love with the young man who plied the coffee machine in the converted VW camper van. The flowers by Floralcraft in Stokesley were gorgeous. And the portable toilets from Chambers were, to quote Tim, "the best toilets he's ever been in"!! We had a disco complete with mirror ball and bubble machine (we spoil those sheep!) and Eddie impressed Owen by playing every obscure record he requested...respect. Add to all this the best weather we could have hoped for and you have a perfect day which every one really enjoyed.

We'll try and put some photos on the gallery page as soon as we can and also on the Blackthorn Gate Facebook page (as soon as we work out how to do it!!)

Rita

 

 

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Mike and Rita Corrigan, Blackthorn Gate, Eastfields Farm, Nunthorpe, Nr Stokesley, North Yorkshire TS7 0PB
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