Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Welcome and first venue photographs

First of all, welcome to Helen Rosbotham via Bloglovin.

Despite the weather forecast for Friday, we drove down with lovely sunny and light cloud weather. The journey should have taken only 3.5 hours but took nearly 5.5! We were fine until the M25 then eventually it went pear shaped, followed by problems on the M3 and M27.

After signing in to the hotel, we went to DS's future MiL's house for tea and a natter. At one stage we ended up in the house on our own looking after all 5 dogs as MiL ferried the bride and bridesmaids to the hairdressers for a trial hair run then future FiL and DS had to go and rescue one of them as she had a flat tyre on the motorway!

The wedding took place at The Bartley Lodge in Cadnam, herewith some photographs of the bedroom (newly decorated):




After taking DS out to tea, we returned and spent the whole evening chatting and getting to know some of his future relatives as well as catching up with my nephew and his new wife (married last August). They are a rather large family with numerous cousins, who have had the pleasure of all growing up and meeting up at regular occasions so are all very close. Finally went to bed around 1am, again just juice for me.

The weather forecast for the Saturday had not been great but we woke up to this scene from the bedroom window - sorry about the blobs of condensation:
We now had 5 hours to pass so began by walking around the grounds of the hotel - herewith the front:

Then the back - check out that blue sky:


In the grounds were several very tall trees with huge trunks:
 DS standing at the base for size comparison:
That is all for today, more next time:



18 comments:

  1. That looks a beautiful venue - looking forward to seeing the rest of your photos xx

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    1. It was a lovely place and the staff were uber helpful!

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  2. Lovely post DC and that sky does look blue doesn't it. Look forward to more photos. P x

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    1. Thank you it was gorgeous weather, if very cold in the breeze!

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  3. Looks lovely! Nice to see the photos too x

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  4. Must say it looks just lovely. Is that Cadnam in the New Forest ? Woo xx

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    1. Thank you and yes, it was in the New Forest.

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  5. I love it when you wake up and the weather has outshone all predictions. Lovely blue sky :-)

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    1. We were so pleased, it only started to rain at 9pm!

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  6. I agree beautiful looking venue. Looking forward to more photos.

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  7. All good journeys end at the M25 ! The M27 isn't much better, we all drive like nutters down here :)

    The venue looks lovely! What a beautiful part of the world to start married life in x

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    1. Don't want to drive on them again any time soon!

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