Sunday, 21 July 2013

All Partied Out!

Good Afternoon Everyone, and I hope you are enjoying your sunny Sunday.
As you can imagine we are having a quiet day after the celebrations of last night.  We were only at the evening reception of our friend's Son's wedding but we really enjoyed the few hours there.  Nicola, the bride was just gorgeous, a stunning gown, and stunning shoes which she kept kicking off as her feet were killing her.  In fact, I'm sure as the night went on many pairs of shoes would have been abandoned as the heels of quite a few of them were incredibly large.  Beyond me how anybody can walk on them let alone dance, nevertheless, I still drooled over them.

Our friend's and Bridegroom's parents, Linda and Ian, looked wonderful and happy, everything had gone well, and for them it also meant having their family all together as their daughter Julie lives in Australia with her husband and two children, but came over for her brother's wedding.  Linda and Ian are just delighted to be able to spend time with their grandchildren.  Not having grandchildren myself I can only imagine what it must be like to have children and their little ones on the other side of the world.

Ian who is a Master Baker made the wedding cake, which was 3 layers of cupcakes with a square cake for the tradition of cutting the cake.
I have to say they were delicious., and here is the Master Baker himself with Linda;
Not the best picture, but hey ho, I don't have a photo of the Bride and Groom, mainly as they have all turned out pants, and the only one which is any good is of Nicola dancing with her little daughter and I wouldn't post that without permission, but here is  a photo of another happy couple;
Yes me and the lovely Alistair.

We then took ourselves off to Dougie's 6oth which was in full swing, and got there in time to see another wonderful cake;

Sadly, I didn't taste any of this one as I had already had wedding cake which pushed me well over my carbs limit, but it certainly looked good.  Dougie, is another of Alistair's hillwalking friends, hence the theme of the cake.

Towards the end of the night, the little band got together and played a few tunes,
They're singing "Ernie the Fastest Milkman in the West" at this point, their repertoire is eclectic. Don't know who the lady is though but she can certainly play the accordian, the other guy is another friend who joined in.

So, a great night was had by all, no doubt lots of aching heads this morning, not mine though, I drove us home, two slimline tonics the whole evening, I'm such a cheap date.

Now after all these photos here is the box I decorated for Nicola and Ian's wedding card, which I've shown before;
A much longer post than usual, and hope your not all bord with the photos.

Thanks to everyone who visited my last post and left lovely comments, please come again you are always welcome.

Bye for now
Hugs, Kate x


Hazel said...

Kate, no wonder you are taking it easy today, every one looks like they are having a great time and all the cakes look yummy.
Your box for their card is beautiful.

Have a relaxing evening.

Hazel xxx

Heather Rogers said...

What great cakes and what lovely pictures of everyone you look as though you had a great time you deserve a rest today. Take care and have a good week.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Patricia said...

Good evening Kate, Looks like a great day was had by all. at both events.
WOW!! how about those Cup Cakes Mmmmm!!!! they look yummy!!
Great photo of you and Alistair.

Brilliant card and box.
Take care and take it easy.

Patricia xxx

Jules said...

You little party animal Kate!! LOL!!!

What a lovely evening you must have had .. .. being surrounded by all those happy people with wonderful reasons to celebrate.

Loving the look of those cupcakes and your boxed card loos amazing. That will be treasured always I am sure.

Love Jules xx

Wendy Fraser said...

You must be exhausted today! Looks like you had a great time, fab pics. Your boxed card looks gorgeous xx

Wilma Brown said...

Well Kate there I was thinking that you were a quiet wee thing but no, out and about at all hours kicking your heels. You both looked as though you were enjoying yourselves so much by the fab photos. That unusual wedding cake and the other hillwalking one, what lovely creations, bet it was difficult to cut into them.

Hope you are OK after your two events.

Take care.

Wilma x x

Wilma Brown said...

Sorry forgot to say your card and box is delightful too.

Wilma x x

Sue - bearhouse said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful evening Kate. Fabulous photos, those cakes look delicious.
I love the box you made for your gorgeous card.
Sue xx

May said...

Sounds a Fabulous day... the pics are Beautiful...those cup cakes look yummy... What a lovely pic of you & Alistair.. Love your Beautiful card & Gorgeous box... Have a great week... Hugs May x x x

pam said...

looks like you had a great time Kate, love the photos, really good of you and Alistair, cakes look amazing, been really chilly here for two days, no sun, cannot win with this weather

rachel said...

sounds like you had a fabulousnight |kate - two parties - wow - I'm lucky if i can manage one these days!!!! I bet the bride and groom loved their card too! Big hugs xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
lovely box and card. Im sure that they will treasure them.
Also lovely picture of you and Alastair.
Take care
Ang x

Marie-Louise said...

Great photos Kate. It looks as if you had a marvellous time. Very good photograph of yourself and Alistair.

Lovely box to match a really lovely card.

Rita said...

Glad you both had a wonderful time and boy do those cupcakes look good. Beautiful picture of yourself and Alistair. Hugs from Haddington East Lothian.Rita xxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Nice card Kate gosh just look at those cakes - yummy!!
jacqui x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
fabulous photos of the celebrations. Lovely cakes.
Especially the 60th Birthday one.
Lovely card and box. Great design.
Don't you both make a very handsome couple.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Amber Holder said...

What a busy day! I'm sure you are exhausted but what a blessing to help celebrate such joyous events. I enjoyed the photos. Some impressive goodies being served at both places for sure.

Best crafty wishes!
Staying Crafty

Erika said...

Loving that climbing cake, how fab it that. Mind you those Wedding cupcakes look yummy too. Sounds as if you've had a busy time...time to put your feel up and have a craft!
Lovely pictures and beautiful wedding card.
Hugs Erika.