A big congratulations to my brother Stephen and my new sister-in-law Zoe on their wedding day.
This was one of those days when everything just seems to reunite: good weather (no rain!), a magical setting in the Harrogate countryside, good company, an amazing band, beautiful flowers.
And as not a blog post can go by without mentioning food somewhere I would like to make all who read this jealous with a little menu snippet:
Canapés: French onion tart, honey glazed cocktail sausages, Malaysian chicken brochettes, scallops wrapped in bacon.
Main course (a selection of dishes to share): platter of king prawns, fresh salmon fillets, smoked trout and salmon, platter of rare fillet of beef, smoked chicken, salami and parma ham, green rocket and basil salad, tomatoes with avocado, mozzarella and basil, warm new potatoes.
Cheese: ossau irity, chaorce, tellegio, dolcelatti (Chéri was impressed with the cheese trolley but like a true Français couldn't understand why no French cheeses were on offer!)
Dessert: Trio of Eton mess, Lemon Posset and Chocolate Fondant
All washed down of course with lots of champage, cocktails and wine (from the Languedoc region thus easing Chéri's deception over the non-French cheese!)
A truly magical wedding and a special day spent with family and friends. To Mr and Mrs Gould!