Sunday, 26 June 2011

Midsummer : Celebrations

Hurrah - the summer came back at last, just in time for a very special family get togethers today. 50 years ago my lovely aunt and uncle started out on their married life together, just a few days after my aunt's 20th birthday so this week is extra special for them. To celebrate they threw the most smashing of afternoon parties at this beautiful country house.
We spent a glorious afternoon catching up with family, (many of whom we haven't seen in far too long), enjoyed a delicious lunch and generally basked in a perfect June day.
Here are the origianl wedding party from 50 years ago. My mum is on the left, then my uncle, my auntie (mum's sister) my uncle's sister and her two daughters. The girls and my mum were bridesmaids back in 1961 and the groom's sister made all their pretty dresses after just three sewing lessons apparently.
It really was a lovely place to while away the afternoon, catch up and share memories.
Happy Golden Wedding to a lovely couple and thanks for sharing such a special day. Xxx

P.S And a special hello to all the family I discovered today are readers of my little blog! Hello Aunty Pam & Uncle Graham, hope we see you again before too long. xxxx

22 comments:

Rose H (UK) said...

What a wonderful setting for very special celebrations!

Garden Girl said...

Steph! now where are the pics of YOU?!! Come on, I need some pretty frock envy!x

bellaboo said...

Looks like a wonderful time was had by all...a day full of happy memories to treasure. :0)

Claire said...

A beautiful day to celebrate a special event.

So glad the sun decided to shine, looks like a wonderful place to hold it.

Claire :}

Naturally Carol said...

How amazing are those gardens and that manicured green lawn? A perfect setting for an important day.

fabriquefantastique said...

that's what I call a 'proper' English afternoon.

**Anne** said...

How wonderful to be able to celebrate with family in such beautiful surroundings. I'm glad the weather was kind to you too. Enjoy that sunshine.
Anne xx

KC'sCourt! said...

You had a wonderful time and the weather was wonderful too.
Julie xxxxxxx

Please may I? said...

What beautiful photos of such a touching day.

Fantastic surroundings to celebrate in.

X x

Rubyred said...

A wonderful family celebration in a gorgeous setting!
Such beautiful weather at the weekend too!
Rachel x

Pipany said...

Oh it looks gorgeous Steph. Just fancy a 'do' like that! The sun has gone again here today...yuk! x

Barrijayne said...

Aw, this is just so sweet!!!

Beautiful setting and gorgeous weather. What more could the happy couple ask for.

Barrina x

Catherine said...

A very special day! Looks like a lot of fun! Cx

Lucy said...

Wow, 50 years, that is really something to celebrate! Congratulations, well done, and may there be many more happy years to come! Everyone looks great. Your mum looks lovely, her dress is just perfect.

Cindy said...

What beautiful photos! It looks like it was such a lovely celebration of love and family.

Shari Sunday said...

What a beautiful place and a beautiful day. I enjoyed these pictures very much. Made me wish for a trip across the pond.

Jean Mary said...

What a lovely place - I was born in Stafford and have friends in Cheadle, I read your blog with great interest. I'm more your Mum's age age with a grown-up daughter and son and 5 grandchildren.

Gigi said...

Oh what a beautiful place and beautiful day for a party! And how wonderful to still be together after all these years. Looks like you all had a grand time.
Blessings,
GG

do you mind if i knit said...

I always think that events like this are very touching, and it must have been amazing to have the guests from 50 years ago there, very poignant. Your garden is looking absolutely gorgeous by-the-way! Love Vanessa xxx

Sophia Merrill said...

What a WONDERFUL day! Thanks for sharing with all of us!

Sara said...

It just looks like the most perfect day, filled with wonderful memories to cherish. Really made me smile to read this :)

Only question... was Mr Darcy there? Looks like his kind of place! ;)

lemonade stand said...

Very happy family. I also like to spent a a afternoon time with family as well as never forget to catching a single time with family.