Friday, August 21, 2009

The evening of the day


Tomorrow Hayley and I get married. Man that's come round fast.

This evening our 2 days of arrivals from the US and UK culminated in a pre-wedding dinner for 25, a kind of Rehearsal Dinner without any rehearsal. (Actually we did a rehearsal on Monday and I might post video of that after the event.)

We had the meal at the Heatons Tandoori as it gave our guests a taste of what we enjoy. Even the kids joined in. Oliver and Lucy both had Chicken Tikka, with some rice and garlic naan (or "Indian garlic bread" as Oliver described it to me).

It's been great to finally meet some of the people Hayley has so often talked about. Dani arrived yesterday and her daughter Stephanie arrived today. The Rubinsteins arrived a couple of days ago but went straight to the Lakes so I only got to meet them today. It's been great having them all here and I hope they are enjoying their trips.

The kids have absolutely loved all the new faces. Oliver in particular has been areal chatterbox. This evening, he spent the first half hour of the meal sitting at the very end of the table engaging Jay and Stephanie in conversation with not a care in the world that his parents and sister were half way down the 22 strong table.

Lucy went out shopping today for about 4 hours with Margaret, Kris and Andy. By all accounts she had a great time.

It's been hectic but fun for the last 2 days. I just hope tomorrow doesn't fly by as quickly as I think it might. Oh and hopefully I'll remember the rings.


(There are more pictures from this evening's dinner here.)


Alice said...

Wow.... just a few more hours until you tie the knot. Can't wait to see videos and pictures!!

James (SeattleDad) said...

Congratulations!! By now you are a happily married man. Welcome to the club. Enjoy the honeymoon.

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