A perfect Gosport community wedding
I'VE had a very busy week this week.
I’VE had a very busy week this week.
My son Levi turned 15, my daughter Kadi-Angel was 10.
All the youngest returned to school and my eldest got married.
What a week!
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Gosport is a great place to plan a wedding with so many friendly local businesses so happy to help.
My daughter Victoria, who is 22, became engaged to her boyfriend Gary McEwan.
They are a lovely couple but soon the panic set in.
‘Can you help us Mum?’
I love organising things so I was happy to help.
Our first stop was St John’s Church in Forton Road to see Mother Carrie – the coolest vicar in town.
Her laid-back style is so unique.
Even though she never normally does, she painted her nails blue because our bride requested it.
The next stop was to Susan’s of Gosport wedding dress shop, to see my old school friend Hayley Golding Edwards.
As per usual on our shopping trips, it was the first one Victoria tried on that she picked.
Paula Shaw was on hand to perform the perfect alterations.
The reception was an easy choice, The Park Tavern.
Liz the landlady is a wonderful woman.
She took out all the stresses of an evening reception and delivered to the letter – and then some.
The decor, the food, the bar staff, everything was perfect,
She even tidied everything away and cleaned it all perfectly, ready for collection in the morning.
The cake was made by Tricia’s Cakes in Gosport, an old friend from Gosport Starstriders, my old majorette troupe.
The cake was a beautiful white three tier creation with plain navy blue ribbon round each tier and a small silver heart.
It was topped off with a diamanté Mr and Mrs.
Charlotte Brown did amazing make up for the bride and myself.
Tony Price provided a fun evening photo booth while Lisa Webb of Elite Photographics 2015 snapped thousands of shots through the day.
Gosport really does have a wonderful community.
This Saturday I will be mainly relaxing at the much-loved free Parkfest, watching the Asylum Seekers with my good friend Steve Jeffery.
Then there’s the newly-formed Music Madness at Walpole Park run by Malcolm Dent.
It is just £2 entry and the money goes to The Mayor of Gosport’s charities appeal.
Have a great week, whatever you do.