Our first weekend back in England and we're already away for the weekend.
We were invited to Dave & Shou's wedding this weekend at the Bedford Swan Hotel
in Bedford. Due to numbers at the registery office, we were meeting the happy couple at the hotel for their arrival at 3.00pm.
We arrived at the hotel at 2.00pm and checked in. The hotel was right on the river and we were lucky to have a view of it form our room. The hotel was very nice, with lots of exposed old bricks.
The Bride & Groom
Guests - Frankie, Georgie, Johnson, Gareth & Dan
Dinner was served about 4.30pm and was very tasty. For starter we had smoked salmon & smoked haddock (which due to my "fish allergy" Dan enjoyed double helpings of) followed by rack of lamb on a bed of creamed leeks with roast potatoes, cheesey potatoes, sugar snap peas, cauliflower and peppers which I particularity liked due to the fact that for once in my life I could actually eat everything on my plate! For dessert we had a merignue nest filled with strawberries.
After the meal the room was transformed into a dance floor and we spent the night boogying away although it took the good old Hokey Kokey to get everyone on the dance floor.
The first dance
Me and Dan take to the floor
Me and Dan
After nightcaps of whiskey and brandy in the hotel bar, we staggered up to bed at 2.00am.
Being pikeys and not wanting to pay the £12pp they charged for breakfast, we said goodbye to the happy couple before wandering off the greasy spoon round the corner for breakfast.