Monday 21 December 2009

The Wedding

Yes we did make it to the wedding, quite a bit of snow but our journey into Edinburgh was fine and we were armed with extra warm clothes, wellies etc just in case we hit trouble. The snow started to fall heavily as we were walking up The Royal Mile to the service and by the time the bride arrived, slightly delayed by the weather, the landscape was beautifully coated in white. Lots of stilettos tottering on the ice as we walked to the reception up by the castle, not me of course, I had my boots on and party shoes in my bag.
And what about the bride. She was radiant, fabulous dress in pale gold with black lace and those long velvet gloves finished off her gorgeous outfit perfectly. The cake incidentally was made by another ex colleague and continuing friend Joanne, it was chocolate and delicious.We enjoyed good food, drink, some jazz and dancing, a chance for me to catch up with the working girls, Amanda completed the foursome, the old team was back together briefly. Our return journey was interesting, I had volunteered to drive and been on the orange juice so Mr FF could have a drink. The Edinburgh streets were icy and as I drove along the side of the Pentlands the road became covered in snow but fortunately there was little traffic at that time of night so a slide wouldn't have been quite so worrying. We struggled up the incline on the back lane to our house and eventually arrived home. It was well worth the effort, an absolute joy to see Amy and Tim married and both looking so happy. I'm not sure we would have made it today, the snow has been coming down continually, it's getting seriously deep, compare this picture with the previous post. Throughout the UK there is chaos, on the roads, at the airports and the channel tunnel, I'm grateful to be safe at home and sorry for all those who are wondering if they will complete their journeys.


  1. Looks like a beautiful wedding!!

    We heard about the tunnel stuff over here but I didn't quite get what was going on. Is it caused by a strike or something else?

  2. How Lovely! This truly counts as a 'proper wedding' in our books. No wedding is compleat with out a good dusting of snow. It complealty dumped it down with snow for our wedding one year and nine days ago.

    The bride looks beautiful, such a lovely dress.

    Ahh - makes me want to do it all over again!

  3. Good to hear you made it there and back unscathed. The dress and cake look gorgeous.

  4. Looks like you had a lovely time. It's always best to go prepared - boots on and party shoes in bag!!! The bride looked really gorgeous. We've had lots of snow down in Norfolk. It affects folk strangely - Mr Snoopydog and Miss Snoopydog 2 spent 4,(no I didn't hit the wrong key)hours building Frosty the snowman on Sunday morning!! Have a peaceful, snug and woolly Christmas. Ros

  5. What beautiful photos!

  6. Looks like a fabulous wedding. And it sounds as if the snow didn't spoil it either. Hope there were some wedding shots taken in the snow! Happy Christmas!

  7. what a glowing bride!

  8. Glad to hear that all went well and that you made it safely to the wedding, the Bride and groom look so happy, and the bride look's very pretty............
    At least the snow didnt ruin their very special day............

    I love the peacefulness of the snow.......

    Keep warm, stay safe and have a very Merry Xmas.

    Tracey x

  9. A Christmas Wedding - how lovely! Your friend's dress is gorgeous, so different and she looks beautiful. It must have been a great occasion, made even more memorable by the dusting of snow.

    Have a lovely white(!) Christmas! x

  10. You have a beautiful blog. I love your snow pictures and the bride is radiant. What a beautiful dress. Have a wonderful Christmas.