Saturday, February 16, 2008

Emily and Gareth's Wedding

It's not all over yet - I can still hear the music from the disco in the distance.

It's been as perfect as a wedding could possibly be.

Park Hotel in Tenby has been owned by the same family since our family first came here in 1965: we've been back here every year since, so, as you may imagine, the hotel owners and staff seem like part of our family too.

They pulled out all the stops for us. The ceremony was a delight. Emily and Gareth both looked fantastic - there'll be photos on a future post, of course.

The reception was superbly organised and the food was fantastic. The speeches were excellent - even the Communist, too ill to be there, had made a speech which my brother had recorded and it was great - though it made everyone cry. The other speeches were funny and moving at the same time. Messages from people who couldn't be there were lovely - and some of those were very funny too.

It was so good to see that this hotel, which we've loved for years of course, was making such a great impression on everyone.

But, as the owner of the hotel, Roger Howells, pointed out several times, they can create the ambience, but it's the guests who make the atmosphere: and our guests have done a fantastic job.

Almost everyone there had travelled a long distance, though it was great that Ginny and Russ, who run the superb Silent World aquarium in Tenby, were able to come.

It was lovely to see Emily and Gareth looking so happy.

So many thanks to everyone involved, from me, Mother of the Bride: and no, I didn't wear a hat. When I post some photos soon you will see that it most certainly doesn't look traditional - but, as one of the guests remarked, it was "the loveliest wedding I've ever been to." It was glorious.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really glad it went so well! And lovely weather you would have had, too! Made me quite envious as I love weddings but haven't been to one in ages.

Look forward to more stories and anecdotes of the day.

11:28 pm  
Blogger MrsG said...

Aww, wonderful!!! Congratulations. x

9:21 am  

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