The date of the wedding had extra significance because here in the UK it was Bonfire Night. On bonfire night we celebrate the failure of a plot to blow up the House of Lords in 1605. There are lots of national and local traditions that she worked into this super fun day...
All over the country spectacular firework displays were taking place and this was the major part of the wedding day. We were so glad the weather stayed nice. The fireworks ended with their initials 'M' and 'A' alight with a love heart in between.
♥ Toffee Apples
Parkin is a more local (Yorkshire) tradition for bonfire night. It's a cake that includes oats in the dry ingredients and black treacle in the wet ingredients. Do not be fooled or allured by the parkin pig. This is merely a gingerbread pig-shaped biscuit.
♥ Pie and peas
I didn't get a photograph of this but the main food served in the evening was our local bonfire night delicacy of a hot pork pie with mushy peas. I chose not to eat and just get bladdered instead ;-)
And a couple of other things...
♥ The wedding flowers
It was a beautiful, emotional but happy ceremony. My friend cried as she said her vows which set us all off, and the speeches made us all bawl our eyes out too... thank heavens I wasn't wearing eye make up (more on that later!). I couldn't be happier for her, she's married a really great man.
...and my hair? I did get the SJP do (it's fallen out of place a little at the back here due to dance floor movez)...
♥ Colourful ♥ Kitschy ♥ Funky ♥ Fun...
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