We woke up this morning to a perfect day, the sky was so big it looked as though it would go on forever, azure blue with no clouds, no wind just a very light breeze, even the rooks knew that today was a special occasion and were less vocal. Today, Saturday 19th May was the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The country was celebrating, the world was celebrating… and we were celebrating.
Preparations had started early, John & Pam of Circus Whiz fame came to site to put up the marquees, bunting and flags. Whilst Anne, Sharron and myself were busily preparing the food for our guests.
We stopped at 12 noon to watch the big TV, Mike had set up in the marquee, as Meghan got out of the car in Windsor and saw with millions of others ‘The Dress’ for the first time. We watched with emotion as she walked alone into St George’s Chapel and then saw Prince Charles walk her down the aisle.
Unfortunately, we all had to finish the preparations so the rest of the service would have to be watched on the catch up or highlights later.
We were all ready at 2pm, when the first of the guests arrived. We greeted them in our Royal Masks… as one would do for her subjects 😂 👑
The inflatable selfie frame was a high success and everyone loved putting on the masks and having their photos taken.
Pam was doing a roaring trade with the face painting and craft table for the children and adults alike.
The party buffet was well received, especially the Royal Wedding topped butterfly cakes and the chocolate chateaux.
We had ‘Meghan Spoon‘ races which was such fun
And a ‘Harry Knees‘ competition
The quiz was a high success and the two couples who came first won a boat trip either around Ramsey or land on Ramsey. The prizes were donated by Thousand Island Expediditions. They were so delighted.
The party came to a end around 4pm after we had a ‘Pitch Lottery’ – the first prize 50% of the money raised, the rest went to ‘Walking for the Wounded’ .
We had not asked for any money during the party but had put a bucket for donations on the table, (we did charge £1 to enter the pitch lottery – 26 pitches were taken). At the end of the day we had raised £115.
We would just like to thank eveyone who attended the party and to all our friends, John & Pam (Circus Whiz), Anne & Tony, Sharron & John who helped with the preparations to make it the big success that it was, and to my wonderful Mike who supports me with all the crazy ideas I think of.
Everyone who came to our party had such fun and I believe that If anyone asks in years to come where they were when Harry & Meghan got married, I think they will all remember, I know I sure will.