July 31st and August 1st - Sabrina and Andrew, Adrienne and Matt

OMG what day is it?

Dear Readers - two weddings passed in quick succession and I truly need/deserve/require the 'g & t' which is quickly evaporating (I guess) before my eyes.

Lets start with Sabrina and Andrew - they chose an inside wedding location - not much chance then of being moved because of rain....Sabrina wore one of the prettiest dresses we had seen as she walked in a cellist and violinist played beautifully.

 

Sabrina had done do much of the work for her wedding on her own so the set upp in the barn which went from theatre the night before...

transformed in to her vision

runners Sabrina put together worked well with a purple theme - perhaps its mauve - I am not the best at describing colours

note the place setting - it was a sheet asking guests to talk about where they had come from to be at the wedding along with space for some thoughts/advice they might wish to share.  And there were jelly beans (very nice little guys) in a 3 oz glass which had Andrew and Sabrina July 31st 2010 printed on it.  We laughed when we heard one of the guests suggest it would make a great shot glass - with a glass like this one it wouldn't take long at all to go through a bottle of Tequila!

A simple touch was a bow tied to the back of each chair  

Sans Souci served a plated meal for Sabrina's 70 guests.  The guest book was set out for signing.

Oh and I almost forgot - I wanted to share a picture of the ladies as they played for Sabrina as she walked down the aisle. And interestingly they chose to sit at the back of the room versus sitting at the front...nice touch actually.

and then we won't soon forget the very impressive wedding cake which had the couple who made and decorated it up until 2 AM the night before adding all the little silver balls that blanketed the entire cake!

So another wedding is in the books -  it was our pleasure!  Our best wishes to Sabrina and Andrew!

Mid summer and I am already getting a bit nostalgic about the simpliest of things. We have had a little sparrow sneek into the barn on a near daily basis. I am going to miss this bird when he decides its time to head south for the winter...

But no time to think we had to start preparing for Adrienne and Matthew. 

Two florists were involved in this production - Drew from Wights Greenhouses and Stephanie from Runway Bridal/Red Barn Floral the result was quite lovely - plants were in urns and on pedestals - it gave the setting a more formal look. 

 

The Head table had a massive candelabra - which added to the formal setting - with the four candles lit the effect was stunning.

Champagne was served on the waterfront (using our caterers extension)ina roped off area.

It all seemed fitting with the Canadian bride marrying the Englishman where most of his family had never been to Canada before (I just imagine them being slightly more formal there). Although formality aside they had a DJ (and I missed her name because we would love to have her back) who played a great selection of music - reflecting to a great degree the grooms pedigree as a leading musician in the UK.  Loved her set-up!

Along the same line of thinking, everyone recieved a CD of music reflecting the eclectic tastes of the bride and groom - Louis Armstrong, Johnny Cash, Beck to name a few.

Ooh La la (no weblinks) catered the buffet and did a fine job.

And the cake was simple but lovely too.

and we got to make our gelatos - which we do onsite - both raspberry and lemon - citron (no milk) had been requested.

A lovely evening was had by all - I did want to show you the table settings - somehow having missed the photo before....

Note the CDs and Jennifer - of course, the head table

Adrienne and Matt will be living in England - apparently the 'Home Office' will now satisfied that Adrienne truly belongs in the UK...we wish them all the very best.

Sincerely - with respect to both weddings, John, Bethany, Ellen, Mekenzie and Ezzie - below is her attempt at polishing the bar (everyone works here)- Ron, Kailey - most defintely Lynne..and me.

 

Ezzie's Debut

Good morning;

We had a wedding here last night but I am not quite ready to talk about it yet.  However by popular request I did want to introduce you to the newest member of the Fields on West Lake family.  Ezzie arrived over a month ago - time is simply flying!  She lives with her Mom and Dad (Mekenzie and Ron) and is one of your hosts if you happen to be lucky enough to stay in our B and B.

Here she is with her proud poppa - out in our garden 

and a close up  - she loves to smile in between feedings, and sleeping, and riding on her Moms back while she helps set up for the next event here at Fields...cheers!

Melanie and Grahams big day - July 24th 2010 #137

Well its late in the week to start a blog about the previous weekend but here goes.  First of course - the excuses.  Festival Players are here with the emotionally beautiful Tempting Providence it makes my eyes wet whenever I see it - what an extraordinary woman she was.  And then there was the trip to the Drake Hotel in Toronto - a mini-vacation - a chance to see what imagination, the arts and energy can do to the hospitality industry.  We left impressed, inspired and excited.

So here it is post-theatre and I am nursing that great summer drink - a gin and tonic - and thinking back to last Saturday.  As I recall the weather was not ideal.  Rain threatened but Graham really wanted to get married outside, by the lake.  Their DJ was concerned about the weather for fear of his equipment - the incomparable Amazing Music team - hmmm tried to find their website and couldn't you will need to check with Lynne as to how to catch up with Rob.  He provided music both for the service and reception. 

Plans for the waterfront service included pre-drinking.  Mojitos were chilling, as was lemonade and Corona's.  Maybe that is why no one seemed to mind the rain which fell more like a mist through the ceremony. Below Lynne and kailey get things ready.

The wedding site was nicely appointed with flowers and there were hanging plants but I took this picture too early. 

Post wedding (which was as at 5 PM) everyone headed up the barn for the reception and an open bar.  Drinks flowed until the plated dinner served at 6:30 PM by the Waring House.  The head table, Jennifer, was on the main floor, with everyone else, while guests were also seated at 4 tables on the stage.  

Round tables were used and again a very simple approach to decorating - where less is more - worked.

 

Homemade jam was the gift - something that is always welcomed

I liked the sign-in table where a Polaroid-style camera took bubble-gum-card-sized pictures instantly - retro but timeless and simple too! 

This sort of set-up in the bathroom is always welcomed - again the guys get next to nothing - but then with sensible shoes (versus open-toed high-heels) they don't normally seek relief for sore feet with flip flops.

There were many nice touches at this wedding.  Tripps Unlimited had a great coach there all evening.  There was a sign set up at the parking lot which directed everyone everywhere they needed to go.

and Georges cottage got the most use it has seen yet with the wedding party pre-partying right up until minutes before the wedding...nice to see that new deck getting used.

All in all another great wedding with a lovely couple.  Our best wishes to them as we work our way through a week of theatre and a weekend with two weddings - one on Saturday and one on Monday...its going to be busy...

Cheers then from Ron, Kailey, Lynne, Ellen, Bethany, Mekenize and Ezzie and me