last weekend we celebrated the wedding of Lizzie and Mark, it was a wonderful couple of days and so nice to see (nearly) all the theddenites back in one place and celebrating in style! Ivan (Mr Bicknell) grew up in the most amazing place alongside 15 other children, their parents mostly all still live at Thedden Grange, which means that the community spirit has remained firmly in tact and when such an occasion as a wedding occurs the guest list is heavy on the "family", indeed, Ivan (Mr Bicknell) and I celebrated our own wedding day there nearly 6 years ago, blimey doesn't time fly when you're having fun!!
As you will see, it is a truly magical place....
Brightly coloured flags along the driveway welcomed the guests
The bride and groom pre-nuptials
Sister and Father of the bride - Grace (very close to popping) and Nick
Annie and Rainer - working the bump well!
Coloured lanterns surrounded the park
Champagne on the lawn
Mark - groom with a pearl earring...
The knot garden
Thedden in bloom
Bunting, peonies and origami
One cake is so last year
Oscar on lookout duty
First viewing of the fiery figures
Ned and Merryn
The fiery figures cubist style
The dancing begins - Oscar sets the tone
The next day the celebrations continued with picnicking on the lawn
The sun shone brightly and the babies were cooled down
26th May 2012 - congratulations Lizzie and Mark XX