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14.08.10 Helen & Nick's UK Reception

Since there were only 30 of us out in Italy for their actual wedding, Helen & Nick held a reception in the UK the Saturday after we got back. This gave us a week to get our dresses cleaned before they were needed again! The reception was held at Orocco Pier in South Queensferry which overlooks the forth rail bridge. We all met there at lunchtime so we had time to get ready before the party started at 5pm. We all got ready in Helen & Nick's room then Nick was able to use the room me Graham were staying in.

As we had done in Italy, Helen did our eye make-up and we finished the rest before a hairdresser did our hair. Once we were all made up and had had some lunch, it was time to get in to our dresses again.


Just before 5pm we went down to the function room where a photographer friend of Nick's took some photos as we waited for the guests to arrive. A projector had been set up on one wall so that everyone could see some of the professional photos from Italy.


Once everyone had arrived and enjoyed a glass of presecco, they had a couple of speeches, cut their cake then had their first dance again, with the bridesmaids joining in. There were a couple of ceilidh numbers before the main party started.


After a few hours, most of the guests left and only those staying at the hotel remained. We had a drink at the bar before retiring to our rooms. The next morning after breakfast we said bye to the newlweds who were off on their honeymoon to Thailand.


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