Mr and Mrs Gething celebrate with friends and family from all over the world
Posted on 22 August 2018
Margaret and Richard promised us a dun day filled with colour and laughter to celebrate their wedding and they and their guests did not disappoint!
The happily married couple arrived from Freethorpe Church to great their guests with drinks on the lawn. Following photographs on the lawns, guests made their way into the barn to find their seats for the wedding breakfast.
Our newly weds spent many of their early dates exploring the North Norfolk coastline and countryside and took inspiration from these times to name their tables after birds that are spotted locally.
Guests took their seats and the barn was alive with conversation as people got to know each other over their starter of cheese and herb drop scone with red pepper marmalade. The tables were beautifully decorated with glass bottles filled with lavender blue and white flowers interspersed with tea light candles to form gorgeous centrepieces.
Ahead of the main course, one guest from each table was taken to the kitchen and introduced to Chef to collect a joint of triple smoked gammon which they returned to their tables to carve for their fellow guests. Roasted vine tomatoes, new potatoes, various salads and freshly baked breads (along with a lot of laughter) accompanied.
A summery dessert of lemon posset was in-keeping with the couple’s theme as it was accompanied by Chef’s lavender shortbread biscuits. The new Mr and Mrs had also put together a slideshow of photographs of the two of them to be shown on the big screen during dining which was enjoyed by all!
This bride and groom were blessed to have family and friends join them from all over the world including Africa, America and Australia to mention a few. Sadly, some of their nearest and dearest weren’t able to join them but the speeches began with some lovely video messages from family in Zimbabwe who sent lots of love to the happy couple.
More toasts and speeches followed and it was clear to see that they all came from the heart. This couple are truly cherished by their friends and family.
Following the speeches, guests headed off to change their formal attire for African inspired colourful party dress to enjoy the evening celebrations. Our bride was stunning in a white gown for her Church ceremony (which hid her beautiful lavender coloured shoes) and was equally as gorgeous in her bespoke long purple printed evening dress sent especially from Zimbabwe.
Traditional African musicians played to create a fabulous atmosphere as guests relaxed in the early evening sunshine and indulged in a selection of local sausages cooked on the African Kadai fire bowls – bringing two worlds together!
Auntie Gill had created a lovely three tier cake both flavoured and decorated with lavender which Margaret and Richard cut before taking to the dance floor for their first dance.
A sweetie table and tunes from the house DJ were enough to get the party started and the atmosphere was full of energy as this fun-loving crowd celebrated in style.
Maggie and Richard it has been a pleasure to get to know you both and your wonderful family and friends. We wish you many more happy walks along the North Norfolk beaches together x x