A few weeks ago I was bridesmaid for one of my closest friends. While I had a lovely time and her big day was absolutely beautiful, lets just say that a formal setting, hours of speeches and solo parenting for Mr E while I was doing bridesmaid duties, did not make for the happiest of small children by the end of the weekend. The girl's behaved (reasonably) well considering how long and not terribly exciting the day was for them, but by the end of it they were tired, we were tired and we vowed that next wedding they would be left in the capable hands of Grandpa while we went and relaxed.
Fast forward to this past weekend and our promise to ourselves seemed to be forgotten as we all packed in the car and headed off up North for our friend's wedding party. They got married in Colorado and were having 'Wedfest'- a festival after party in a field. I must admit to feeling slightly apprehensive after the last wedding being such hard work. I need not have worried, 'Wedfest' was a perfect afternoon.
The sun was shining, it was informal but such a perfect idea- with hay bales to sit on, people camping, dj's playing old Ibiza tunes, and a band later on in the evening. There was a delicious BBQ and an ice cream van, lots of bubbly and a bouncy castle for the girl's. They were an absolute credit to us, being very well behaved and chatting to everyone.
We all danced until late into the evening, and Mads and LL loved dancing with us. It made me smile from ear to ear watching them dancing together, they didn't stop even for a minute. All in all it was a great party, made even nicer by the fact it was so hot.
Here are a few photos from my DSLR and phone...
Our 'Wedfest' attire.
Hats and Hay bales.
What every successful wedding needs.
I love this photo of my cheeky girl.
Ice cream messy faces.
She was in her element having everyone chat to her.
Their little retro style ice cream dresses are my favourite thing of theirs at the moment.
Yummiest cake ever.
Looking very grown up.
The sun setting on a lovely day.
And lastly we went to Leeds (where I lived for 5 years) for a spot of lunch and shopping on Sunday, and of course another little trip down memory lane like we did last year. I walked through these doors almost ten years ago for a pizza and decided to apply for a part time job. Little did I know the man who handed me the application form would become my husband and we would have our two little ladies.
All in all it was a great weekend. We are loving the sunshine so far- long may it last!