On Saturday Sue and I joined Ali and Ed on what was to become a mini adventure, It all started on Friday night when I noticed taht the weather for Southampton looked to include a lot of early morning snow, I quickly phoned a couple of hotels and 30 minutes later Sue and I were heading off to Farnham to the Farnham House Hotel to stay the night and to hopefully avoid any snow problems…..
We woke at 7am on Saturday morning to a splattering of snow but a call to our daughter revealed that Southampton did indeed get snow and she was snowed in at home, PHEW ! good desicion so far, we had a shower and headed of to breakfast but between ordering and receiving our coffee we noticed that the snow was now thick and very heavy so we abandoned our fiull english and headed to the Brides house. by the time we arrived it was very heavy and Ali’s road was almost blocked with cars trying to get in, eventually we managed to park in her driveway, PHEW ! again
Although we were some 2 hours early it felt prettyu good knowiing that we were with Ali and the girls safely and in plenty of time, well after a couple of hours preperations with our good friend Natasha who did the hair and Makeup we were about ready to leave for the church when there was a phone call from the Vicar to say that he had decided to cancel the wedding !!! WHAT ! Moses can part the red sea, Jesus can walk on water but the bloody vicar cant get to the chuch for a bit of snow, C’mon Vic get a grip !!! well eventually after a couple of hours and lots of phone calls, shovels and grit the vicar decided to allow the wedding to continue and we all headed off to the Church, Sue and I had to catch a lift in a 4 x 4 because the mini was well and truly snowed in by now, the Bride and maids had to cancel the Bentleys and opt for Land Rovers but all in all it was a great feeling.
After the service we then had the equally tough trip to Cain Manor where a veery warm welcome awaited us some 3 hours later than expected, but in true British style we had an amazing wedding, Ali and Edward both came outside for some fun in the snow as did the Groomsmen and Bridesmaids so all in all its a case of Alls well that ends well
Sadly Ali and Ed missed there honeymoon flight due to Snow but I am sure the memories from Saturday will keep them going for a very long time.
Our special thanks to Jackie for looking after us despite all the drama.
Merry Christmas, Jules and Sue XXX
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