A Firle Place Wedding
The Firle Estate near Lewes was the destination for Ruth and Matt on their wedding day this May.
Firle itself is a small town complete with church and a large estate all within cosy distance of each other.
Ruth and Matt used the stables for their wedding reception and 250 guests…this was a big military wedding with an elegant theme throughout.
Wedding Olympic Games
The whole day went off without a hitch and the weather was exceptionally good to us. After the ceremony Ruth was place in a wheelbarrow and wheeled away from the church but the barrow had a flat and so the solution was for Matt to call on his Navy friends to carry Ruth instead!
The wedding reception followed on the grounds of Firle Place…which are huge.
Loads of places for photos are available here, weeping willows, long grasses and a croquet lawn to entertain guests with and everything is in one place (the guests arrived by a double decker bus).
After dinner things went off the track a little if I’m honest… we had a Wedding Sports day!
There was three games in total. The first being where 4 or 5 victims, ah, volunteers had to hold a pole to their chins, look at the top of the pole and spin around for ten seconds and run towards a tree.
Bearing in mind by this point there’d been the reception drinks, wine during the wedding breakfast and then the toasting during the speeches and well…
Next up was an egg and spoon race.
Lastly a competition where groups of two had to balance an apple between their foreheads and do various steps and jumps on command without losing their apple.
It was an awesome day, and nobody was hurt!
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